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Title: BaBar: Searching for the Unexpected

Abstract

With over 300 million B-Bbar pairs delivered by the PEP-II B-factory, and over 200 publications, the Babar experiment has studied a very broad range of B, charm, tau, and QCD topics. In fact, the physics at Babar is so wide-ranging that it threatens to overwhelm any summary. Instead, in this colloquium I will focus on just a few topics selected for their potential to find a truly unexpected result. These include CP violation in rare B decays, leptonic B decays, and lepton-flavor violating tau decays. Each measurement, the currently predicted result, and the potential for uncovering the unexpected now and into the future, will be gently, but thoroughly, described.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
987308
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: SLAC Colloquium Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on April 24, 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BABAR; DECAY; PARTICLE

Citation Formats

Roodman, Aaron. BaBar: Searching for the Unexpected. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Roodman, Aaron. BaBar: Searching for the Unexpected. United States.
Roodman, Aaron. Mon . "BaBar: Searching for the Unexpected". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987308.
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