Recent results and prospects of flavour physics at LHCb

Dr Marco Gersabeck, University of Manchaster

Friday 13 November 2015, 1400-1500
Cavendish Colloquium Room

Flavour physics is a fundamental constituent of particle physics and has provided many groundbreaking results. Precision measurements of decays of heavy hadrons allow for stringent tests of the theory of particle physics, which give access to scales of particles beyond the reach of direct searches. LHCb is currently the leading player in flavour physics. In this seminar, the latest LHCb results from Run 1 of the LHC will be discussed as well as first results from data acquired in 2015. The discussion will focus on charm physics, which offers unique opportunities for the discovery of physics beyond the standard model. Highlights of searches for rare and forbidden decays as well as for CP violation will be discussed. In addition, selected highlights from other areas of the LHCb physics programme, such as new results on the decay B0—>K*mumu, will be presented. The seminar will conclude with a brief outlook on prospects of flavour physics with LHCb and beyond.