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∆Ms theory precision confronts flavour anomalies

Di Luzio, Luca; Kirk, Matthew; Lenz, Alexander; Rauh, Thomas

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Luca Di Luzio

Matthew Kirk

Alexander Lenz

Thomas Rauh


Based on recent HQET sum rule and lattice calculations we present updated Standard Model predictions for the mass differences of neutral B mesons: ΔMSMs=(18.4+0.7−1.2)ps−1 and ΔMSMd=(0.533+0.022−0.036)ps−1 study their impact onnew physics models that address the present hints of anomalous data in b → sℓℓ transitions. We also examine future prospects of further reducing the theory uncertainties and discuss the implications of a 2025 scenario with ΔMSM2025s=(18.4±0.5) ps−1. In particular, the latter yields upper bounds MZ′ ≲ 9TeV and MS3≲30TeVfor the minimal Z′ and S3 lepto-quark explanations of the b → sℓℓ anomalies, respectively.


Di Luzio, L., Kirk, M., Lenz, A., & Rauh, T. (2019). ∆Ms theory precision confronts flavour anomalies. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2019(12), Article 9.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 19, 2019
Online Publication Date Dec 2, 2019
Publication Date Dec 31, 2019
Deposit Date Jan 7, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jan 7, 2020
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2019
Issue 12
Article Number 9


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