Heavy Flavour 2016 - Quo Vadis? will be held from 11th to 15th July at the Ardbeg Distillery on Islay in Scotland.

This forward-looking workshop is planned to investigate new strategies - both in experiment and theory - that are mandatory to make full use of the expected high precision of future data. Therefore we would like to address some of the following questions:

CP violation and mixing:

  • What theory precision can be achieved in the mixing observables $\Delta M_q$, $\Delta \Gamma_q$ and $a_{\rm sl}^q$?

  • How precise should we measure time-dependent CP asymmetries, such as $\phi_s$ and $\sin 2\beta$? Do we have a handle on penguin pollution?

  • Should penguins be taken into account in model independent NP searches?

  • Are there connections between mixing and rare decays in NP models?

  • What can we learn from direct CP violation in $B \to hhh$ decays?

  • Is there CP violation in up type quarks?

Rare decays:

  • What rare decays beyond $B \to K^\star \mu \mu$ are interesting?

  • What are the prospects in radiative and hadronic penguin transitions, such as $B_s \to \phi \gamma$, $B \to VV$ decays, Triple products, Baryon decays?

  • What theory precision can be achieved in rare decays?

  • Are there connections between $\Delta F = 1$ and $\Delta F = 2$ decays?

  • Should NP fits be done in combination with more observables? e.g. inclusion of $\Lambda_b \to \Lambda \mu\mu$, but also more general flavour observables

NP searches:

  • Is the assumption of having only NP in $M_{12}$ but not in $\Gamma_{12}$ still reasonable for bounds on NP in mixing?

  • Do we need to start thinking about NP in tree level decays?

  • What does model building tell us?

  • What about lepton flavour violation?

In parallel with the workshop we are running a public  outreach event at the Islay High School at Bowmore , see https://www.facebook.com/events/527528560791637/ and http://www.islay.argyll-bute.sch.uk/ from 12 to 15 July, that comprises the Particle Physics for Scottisch Schools exhibit, see http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/pp4ss as well as public lectures during the day and in the evening. The exhibit is open to all members of the public and workshop participants are encouraged to attend.

Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology Logo   This workshop is supported by a IPPP Senior Experimental Fellowship, see https://www.ippp.dur.ac.uk/senior-experimental-fellowships

Last updated: 06 Jul 2016 at 14:48