CP violation and the CKM matrix: assessing the impact of the asymmetric B factories

  title={CP violation and the CKM matrix: assessing the impact of the asymmetric B factories},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Charles and Andreas H{\"o}cker and H. Lacker and S. Laplace and F. R. Le Diberder and Julie Malcl{\`e}s and Jose Ocariz and Muriel Pivk and Lydia Roos},
  journal={The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields},
Abstract.We present an up-to-date profile of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix with emphasis on the interpretation of recent CP-violation results from the B factories. For this purpose, we review all relevant experimental and theoretical inputs from the contributing domains of electroweak interaction. We give the “standard” determination of the apex of the Unitarity Triangle, namely the Wolfenstein parameters $\overline\rho$ and $\overline\eta$, by means of a global CKM fit. The fit is… 
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