Belle II: Flavour physics at the intensity frontier
|Speaker||:||Prof. Jim Libby, IIT, Chennai|
|Date||:||January 20, 2016|
|Venue||:||Lecture Hall 1 (Meghnad Saha Auditorium)|
The Belle II detector at the SuperKEKB accelerator at KEK in Japan will probe energy scales beyond the reach of the LHC. By examining flavour-changing processes of particles produced in e+e- collisions it will attempt to resolve some of the outstanding questions in particle physics. In this colloquium, after reviewing the historical significance of flavour physics, I will discuss the physics behind the Belle II experiment and SuperKEKB. In particular its complementary nature to experiments at the energy and cosmological frontiers will be discussed.