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

Studies of quarkonium at Belle and Belle II

Aug 1, 2017, 1:54 PM
Curia II (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Curia II

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation QCD QCD


Dr Bryan Fulsom (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)


Quarkonium is the bound state of a heavy quark and its anti-quark counterpart. The study of this system has experienced a renaissance thanks to results from the e+e- collider experiments, including discoveries of long-predicted conventional quarkonia, and unusual states consisting of four quarks. The Belle Experiment operated at KEK in Japan from 1999-2010. Analysis of the collected data continues to produce new findings. The Belle II experiment is a substantial upgrade of both the Belle detector and the KEKB accelerator, aiming to collect 50 times more data beginning in 2018. This talk will present recent Belle results related to hadronic and radiative decays in the bottomonium system. It will also describe the capabilities of Belle II to explore these topics, with a particular focus on the physics reach of the first data, where unique opportunities exist to make an immediate impact in this area.

Primary author

Dr Bryan Fulsom (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

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