Springer Theses

Charming New Physics in Beautiful Processes?

Authors: Kirk, Matthew John

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Durham University, Durham, UK
  • Comprehensive introduction to flavour physics and B meson mixing, ideal for a new student
  • Detailed examples of the HQE and other tools required for precision calculations
  • Contains the only state of the art calculation of non-perturbative parameters for calculation of B and D meson lifetimes
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This PhD thesis is dedicated to a subfield of elementary particle physics called “Flavour Physics”. The Standard Model of Particle Physics (SM) has been confirmed by thousands of experimental measurements with a high precision. But the SM leaves important questions open, like what is the nature of dark matter or what is the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the Universe.

 By comparing high precision Standard Model calculations with extremely precise measurements, one can find the first glimpses of the physics beyond the SM – currently we see the first hints of a potential breakdown of the SM in flavour observables. This can then be compared with purely theoretical considerations about new physics models, known as model building.

 Both precision calculations and model building are extremely specialised fields and this outstanding thesis contributes significantly to both topics within the field of Flavour Physics and sheds new light on the observed anomalies.


About the authors

Matthew Kirk is a particle physicist, whose main research interest is in Flavour Physics with a particular focus on B meson mixing. He completed an M.Sci in Natural Sciences at King‘s College, University of Cambridge before going to Grey College, Durham University, where he studied for a PhD at the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology under the supervision of Alexander Lenz. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at La Sapienza, University of Rome. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19196-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Charming New Physics in Beautiful Processes?
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19197-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19197-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19196-2
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 225
Number of Illustrations
569 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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