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Observation of CP Violation in B± → DK± Decays

Authors: Gandini, Paolo

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Oxford, UK
  • First observation of CP violation in charged B decays
  • Presents the results of an original high-energy physics analysis
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CP violation is a well-established phenomenon in particle physics, but until 2001 it was only observed in kaons. In the last decade, several matter-antimatter asymmetries have been observed in neutral B mesons in line with the expectations of the Standard Model of the weak interaction.  Direct CP violation is also expected in the decay rates of charged B+ mesons versus that of B- mesons, though the greatest effects are present in a decay that occurs just twice in 10 million decays. Such rarity requires huge samples to study and this is exactly what the LHC, and its dedicated B-physics experiment LHCb provide. This thesis presents an analysis of the first two years of LHCb data. The author describes the first observation of the rare decay, B- → DK-, D → π-K+ and the first observation of direct CP violation in this B decay. The work constitutes essential information on the experiment’s measurement of a fundamental parameter of the theory and stands as a benchmark against which subsequent analyses of this type will be compared.

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Paolo Gandini is a particle physicist mainly interested in Flavour Physics. As a member of the LHCb collaboration at CERN, he completed a D.Phil in Particle Physics at the University of Oxford with a thesis on CP violation studies in charged B decays. He is currently based at CERN as a postdoctoral researcher for Syracuse University, NY.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Observation of CP Violation in B± → DK± Decays
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01029-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01029-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01028-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37685-1
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 167
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 115 illustrations in colour
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