May 29, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center
US/Pacific timezone

Determination of $V_{ub}$ and $V_{cb}$

May 30, 2018, 3:00 PM
South Foyer | Ocotillo Room (Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center)

South Foyer | Ocotillo Room

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center

44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210, USA


Mr Matic Lubej (Jozef Stefan Institute)


Semileptonic decays of $B$ mesons involving low-mass charged leptons $e$ or $\mu$ are expected to be free of non-Standard Model contributions and therefore play a critical role in determinations of $\vert V_{cb} \vert$ and $\vert V_{ub} \vert$ ($\vert V_{qb} \vert$). Decays of the form $b \to c \ell \bar \nu_\ell$ and $b \to u \ell \bar \nu_\ell$ allow us to determine these matrix elements and test the CKM sector of the Standard Model. The theory underlying the determination of $\vert V_{qb} \vert$ is mature and experimental measurements are precise. However, the difference between exclusive and inclusive determinations persist even as the theoretical and experimental errors get smaller with more statistics, better theoretical calculations, and more precise measurements. Of all the CKM matrix parameters, $\vert V_{ub} \vert$ is the least precise and in most need of additional studies in order to constrain the apex of the unitarity triangle even further. We present the procedures and latest results for exclusive and inclusive determinations of $\vert V_{qb} \vert$.
E-mail [email protected]
Collaboration name Belle II Collaboration

Primary author

Mr Matic Lubej (Jozef Stefan Institute)

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