Seminars and Colloquia

Search for CP violation in heavy baryon decays within and beyond the Standard Model

by Dr. Nicola Neri (MI)

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 from to (Europe/Rome)
at aula 250
Description
The phenomenon of CP violation has been observed in the K- and B-meson
systems, but not yet in the decay of any baryonic particle.
It is important to measure the size and nature of CP asymmetries
in as many decay modes as possible, to determine whether they are consistent
with the theory predictions or, if not, what extensions to the SM would be
required to explain them.
The LHCb experiment, operating at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN,
is collecting unprecedented statistics of heavy baryons allowing for
the first time a systematic study of CP violation in these decays.
Recent results for CP violation searches in heavy
baryon decays will be presented.
In addition, we discuss our recent proposal to search for the electric
dipole moment (EDM) of heavy baryons in LHCb,
which is sensitive to new sources of CP violation beyond the SM.