The strongest constraint on V tb presently comes from the 3 × 3 unitarity of the CKM matrix, which fixes V tb to be very close to one. If the unitarity is relaxed, current information from top… (More)

This report presents the results of studies that investigate the physics reach at a Super B factory, an asymmetric-energy e+e− collider with a design luminosity of 5 × 1035 cm−2s−1, which is around… (More)

This chapter of the “Flavor in the era of LHC” workshop report discusses flavor-related issues in the production and decays of heavy states at the LHC at high momentum transfer Q, both from the… (More)

The field properties of surface plasmons produced by realistically bounded beams incident in various attenuated total reflection (ATR) geometries are examined. Analytical results are first derived… (More)

We reconcile the 1/N c expansion with the observed η − η ′ mass spectrum. The chiral corrections introduced for that purpose are natural and consistent with the octet-singlet mixing angle θ = −(22±… (More)

We analyse the CP asymmetry of the B → φK S process in general supersymmetric models. In the framework of the mass insertion approximation, we derive model independent limits for the mixing CP… (More)

By quantitatively examining dispersion curves of surface plasmons along Ag, Al, Ni, and Fe films, we find that the incidence angle theta(o) that produces a reflection minimum in a variety of ATR… (More)

We calculate the inclusive decays B → Xsψ andB → Xsηc using factorization assumption. To investigate the bound state effect of the decaying B meson in these inclusive decays we take into account the… (More)

B → γeν transitions have recently been studied in the framework of QCD factorization. The attractiveness of this channel for such an analysis lies in the fact that, at least in the heavy quark limit,… (More)