Flavour Anomalies at LHCb: A Tale of Beauty Hadrons and Broken Universality

Datum 06.10.2021
Zeit16:15 Uhr
Ort Online
Referent Prof. Nicola Serra (University of Zurich)
Abstract Recent measurements in rare B-meson decays at the LHCb experiment have shown a coherent pattern of deviations from Standard Model predictions. These measurements are consistent with the existence of a new fundamental interaction that violates Lepton Universality by hierarchically coupling to the three generations of quarks and leptons. Intriguingly, in the same years another set of anomalies have been measured in semileptonic B-meson decays, strengthening this interpretation. I will briefly discuss the history of these measurements and review the current status. I will address the significance of the New Physics hypothesis and discuss near future prospects.