July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

Prospects for rare B decays at Belle II

Aug 2, 2017, 11:49 AM
Curia II (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Curia II

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Quark and Lepton Flavor Quark and Lepton Flavor


Sam Cunliffe (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)


Rare, and flavor-changing neutral current B decays are an important probe in the search for physics beyond the Standard Model. There have recently been several anomalies in rare B decays, and lepton-universality measurements, specifically involving the b → sl+l− quark transition. These results tend towards a non-Standard-Model interpretation. The Belle II experiment is a next-generation B-physics experiment located at SuperKEKB, an upgraded B-factory e+e− collider, in Tsukuba, Japan. The first data are expected in early 2018. This talk will describe prospects for many rare B decays at Belle II including b → sl+l− processes and others, such as b → (s, d)γ, b → sττ, and b → sνν. Areas where the Belle II program is complementary to the currently running LHCb experiment will be highlighted.

Primary author

Sam Cunliffe (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

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