CP Violation

Paperback | September 7, 2014

byGustavo Castelo Branco, Luis Lavoura, Joao Paulo Silva

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CP violation is an intriguing and elusive subject, and current knowledge of it remains limited, on both the experimental and theoretical levels. Researchers lack a fundamental understanding of its origin, and this is all the more important because CP violation is related to the generationproblem and mass problem, two of the basic open questions in particle physics. This book provides beginning researchers with a self-contained introduction to the subject, starting at an elementary level and taking the reader to the forefront of current research.

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CP violation is an intriguing and elusive subject, and current knowledge of it remains limited, on both the experimental and theoretical levels. Researchers lack a fundamental understanding of its origin, and this is all the more important because CP violation is related to the generationproblem and mass problem, two of the basic open ...

Gustavo Castelo Branco is affiliated with the Instituto Superior Tecnico and Centro de Fisica das Interaccoes Fundamentais. Luis Lavoura is affiliated with the Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa and Centro de Fisica das Interaccoes Fundamentais. Joao Paulo Silva is affiliated with the Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa and Centro ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:536 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:September 7, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198716753

ISBN - 13:9780198716754

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Part I: CP IN QUANTUM MECHANICS1. The meaning of discrete symmetries2. The discrete symmetries in quantum physics3. P, T, and C invariance in QED4. Applications of the discrete symmetries5. Weak and strong phases6. Neutral-meson systems: mixing7. Neutral-meson systems: decays8. The neutral-kaon system9. Heavy neutral-meson systems10. Experimental status of Bo-Bo mixingPart II: CP VIOLATION IN THE STANDARD MODEL11. Gauge structure of the standard model12. The fermions in the standard model13. Fundamental properties of the CKM matrix14. Weak-basis invariants and CP violation15. Moduli of the CKM matrix elements16. Parametrizations of the CKM matrix17. *e18. Mixing in the Boq-Boq systems19. KL?p0??20. Effective Hamiltonians21. *e'/*ePART III: CP VIOLATION BEYOND THE STANDARD MODEL22. Multi-Higgs-doublet models23. Spontaneous CP violation24. Models with vector-like quarks25. Massive neutrinos and CP violation in the leptonic sector26. The left-right-symmetric model27. The strong CP problemPART IV: CP VIOLATION IN B DECAYS28. Introduction29. Some experimental issues30. The mixing parameters31. Decay amplitudes: diagrammatics32. Decay amplitudes: effective Hamiltonian33. CKM phases and interference CP violation34. Cascade delays35. Some methods to extract *a36. Some methods to extract *g37. Extracting CKM phases with B0s decays38. Discrete ambiguities