VIII. b Physics
Theoretical issues in b physics
Enrico Fermi Institute and Department of Physics, University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Accepted: 3 February 2003
Published online: 13 July 2004
Examples are given of some current questions in b physics to which LHC experiments may provide answers. These include (i) the precise determination of parameters of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix; (ii) measurements of CKM phases using B decays to CP eigenstates; (iii) the search for direct CP asymmetries in B decays; (iv) rare radiative B decays; (v) the study of B s properties and decays, (vi) excited states of B and B s mesons, and (vii) the search for heavier quarks which could mix with the b quark.
PACS: 11.30.Er – 11.30.Hv – 13.25.Hw – 14.40.Nd
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