Flavour Physics: Old problems and recent hopes

Gino Isidori
Date Range
Mon January 31st 2022, 11:00am
Speaker Affiliation
University of Zürich
Event Sponsor
Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics

Abstract: Flavour physics represents one of the most puzzling aspect of particle physics and, at present, it is also one of the most active experimental frontiers. I present a brief introduction to this field, with special emphasis on the subject of Lepton Flavour Universality (LFU). I review in particular the present hints of LFU violations in B decays, discussing their reliability from a theoretical point of view, their phenomenological interest, and the indications they give about physics beyond the Standard Model.