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Title: The Discovery Potential of a Super B Factory, Proceedings of the 2003 SLAC Workshops

These Workshop Proceedings present a comprehensive exploration of the potential of a Super B Factory, an asymmetric e{sup +}e{sup -} B Factory capable of producing an integrated luminosity of 10 ab{sup -1}/year, to explore flavor physics beyond the Standard Model. In the next decade, we expect that the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and, perhaps, the International Linear Collider, will open the door to new phenomena that will fundamentally change our understanding of elementary particle physics. A radical shift in what is considered an important problem, similar that which took place after the ''November Revolution'' of 1974, is likely to result. The study of heavy flavor physics is today, by consensus, an important problem, quite central to the HEP program. The question we attempt to answer herein is whether, in the advent new world post 2010, there is a role for the continued study of heavy flavor physics, i.e., the study of the decays of heavy quarks and leptons. Will heavy flavor physics still be central to the core concerns of the field? Many believe that there is a clear affirmative answer to this question; hence the title of the Proceedings: ''The Discovery Potential of a SuperB Factory''.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
839704
Report Number(s):
SLAC-R-709
TRN: US0503548
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA
Sponsoring Org:
SC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; CERN; DOORS; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; EXPLORATION; HADRONS; LEPTONS; LINEAR COLLIDERS; LUMINOSITY; PHYSICS; QUARKS; RADICALS; STANDARD MODEL; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER