1824 June 2017
Palacio de Congresos
Europe/Madrid timezone
Weak Decays and Matrix Elements
Place
Location: Palacio de Congresos
Address: PALACIO DE CONGRESOS
Paseo del Violón s/n, 18006
Granada, SPAIN
Date:
from 19 Jun 14:30 to 23 Jun 19:10
Conveners

19 Jun 14:30  16:10
 Dr. Lytle, Andrew (University of Glasgow)

19 Jun 16:40  18:00
 Dr. Kelly, Christopher (Columbia University)

20 Jun 15:00  16:40
 Dr. Koponen, Jonna (INFN Tor Vergata, Rome)

20 Jun 17:10  19:10
 Dr. Witzel, Oliver (University of Edinburgh)

21 Jun 09:00  11:00
 Mr. Garron, Nicolas (University of Liverpool)

21 Jun 11:30  13:30
 Kaneko, Takashi (KEK)

23 Jun 17:10  19:10
 Dr. Wingate, Matthew (University of Cambridge)
Timetable  Contribution List
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38
We report on the status of our calculation of the exclusive semileptonic decay, $B \rightarrow \pi\ell\nu$; a key process in the determination of the CKM matrix element $V_{ub}$. The M\"{o}bius domain wall action is used for both light and heavy quarks on gauge ensembles that include the effects of $2+1$ flavours of quarks in the sea at three values of the lattice spacing: $a\approx0.08~\mathrm{fm
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Presented by Dr. Brian COLQUHOUN
on
19/6/2017
at
14:50
Using the MILC 2+1 flavor asqtad quark action ensembles, we are calculating the form factors $f_0$ and $f_+$ for the semileptonic $B_s \rightarrow K \ell\nu$ decay. A total of six ensembles with lattice spacing from $\approx0.12$ to 0.06 fm are being used. At the coarsest and finest lattice spacings, the light quark mass $m_l$ is onetenth the strange quark mass $m_s$. At the intermediate latti
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Presented by Prof. Steven GOTTLIEB
on
19/6/2017
at
15:10
The quark flavor sector of the Standard Model is a fertile ground to test any new physics effect through the Unitarity test of the CabbiboKobayashiMaskawa (CKM) matrix. We present a lattice QCD calculation of the scalar and the vector form factors (over a large $q^2$ region including $q^2=0$) associated with the $D\rightarrow Kl\nu$ semileptonic decay. The central CKM matrix element, $V_{cs}$ i
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Presented by Dr. Bipasha CHAKRABORTY
on
20/6/2017
at
18:30
We present our calculation of $D \to \pi$ and $D \to K$
semileptonic form factors in 2+1 flavor lattice QCD.
We simulate three lattice cutoffs $a^{1} \sim $ 2.5, 3.6
and 4.5 GeV with pion masses as low as 230 MeV.
The Moebius domainwall action is employed for both
light and charm quarks. We present our results for
the vector and scalar form factors and discuss their
dependence on the latt
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Presented by Takashi KANEKO
on
20/6/2017
at
17:10
The decay $\Lambda_b \to \Lambda(1520)(\to p^+ K^) \mu^+\mu^$ is a baryonic analogue of the mesonic process $\bar{B}^0 \to \bar{K}^{*0}(892)(\to \pi^+ K^) \mu^+\mu^$, in which tensions between theory and experiment have been observed. Here we give an update on our lattice calculations of $\Lambda_b \to \Lambda(1520)$ form factors. To allow an exact projection to the $J^P=\frac32^$ quantum nu
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Presented by Mr. Gumaro RENDON
on
20/6/2017
at
13:20
We present first results from our analysis of the form factors for $\bar{B}\rightarrow D^\star \ell \bar{\nu}$ decay at nonzero recoil. Our analysis includes 15 MILC asqtad ensembles with $N_f=2+1$ flavors of sea quarks and lattice spacings ranging from $a\approx0.15$~fm down to $0.045$~fm. The valence light quarks employ the asqtad action, whereas The $b$ and $c$ quarks are treated using the Fe
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Presented by Dr. Alejandro VAQUERO AVILÉSCASCO
on
19/6/2017
at
15:00
An update on the RBCUKQCD measurement of BSM kaon mixing, simulated in nf=2+1 QCD with domain wall fermions at the physical quark masses.
Presented by Ms. Julia KETTLE
on
21/6/2017
at
9:30
We present preliminary results of the calculation of $\bar{B} \rightarrow D^\ast \ell \bar{\nu}$ form factor at zero recoil. We use $N_f=2+1+1$ MILC HISQ ensembles.
The charm and bottom quarks are implemented using the OktayKronfeld (OK) action. For the light spectator quark, we use the HISQ action.
We also report a recent progress in determining the critical hopping parameter $\kappa_\text{cri
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Presented by Mr. Sungwoo PARK
on
19/6/2017
at
15:20
I will review the domain wall charm physics program of the RBC and UKQCD collaborations using physical pion masses. After a brief recap of our previous results ($f_D$ and $f_{D_s}$), I will present our current setup and present a status update of a number of observables.
Presented by Justus Tobias TSANG
on
20/6/2017
at
18:50
I present a highprecision lattice QCD calculation of $\Lambda_c\to\Lambda$ form factors and a determination of the CKM matrix element $V_{cs}$ from $\Lambda_c\to\Lambda \ell^+\nu_\ell$ decays. I will also show preliminary results for $\Lambda_c \to p$ form factors, which are relevant for the rare charm decays $\Lambda_c \to p \ell^+\ell^$.
Presented by Prof. Stefan MEINEL
on
20/6/2017
at
17:30
We present results for the decay constants $f_B$ and $f_{B_s}$ and update our earlier determinations of $f_D$ and $f_{D_s}$. We employ HISQ ensembles with 2+1+1 flavors generated at six lattice spacings, including five with physical lightquark masses. Calculations are carried out with several heavy valencequark masses ranging from near charm to bottom (at the finest lattice spacing). In additio
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Presented by Javad KOMIJANI
on
20/6/2017
at
15:40
We report preliminary results on semileptonic form factors of $B_c\rightarrow \eta_c l\nu$ and $B_c\rightarrow J/\psi l\nu$ decays as well as the decay constant of $B_c$ meson. For the charm quark we use overlap fermions whereas a nonrelativistic formulation with improved coefficients is utilized for the bottom quark on a background of three 2+1+1 flavours HISQ lattice ensembles generated by the
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Presented by Prof. Nilmani MATHUR
on
19/6/2017
at
15:40
We investigate the dispersion relation of Mobius domainwall fermions in free field theory at finite $L_s$. We find that the quark propagator constructed from the domainwall fermion operator has $L_s1$ extra poles as well as the pole which realizes the physical quark in the continuum limit. The unphysical contribution of these extra poles could be significant when we introduce heavy quarks. In t
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Presented by Dr. Masaaki TOMII
on
23/6/2017
at
18:50
We report on the status of our programme to develop a framework for the calculation of electromagnetic corrections to weak decay amplitudes. The $O(1\%)$ precision increasingly being reached in isospinsymmetric QCD calculations necessitates the inclusion of isospinbreaking effects, including electromagnetism, if continuing progress in the determination of the fundamental parameters of the Standa
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Presented by Prof. Guido MARTINELLI
on
21/6/2017
at
10:40
We compute semileptonic $B_s$ decay form factors using Heavy Quark Effective Theory on the lattice. To obtain good control of the $1/m_b$ expansion, one has to take into account not only the leading static order but also the terms arising at $O(1/m_b)$: kinetic, spin and current insertions. We show results for these terms calculated through the ratio method, using our prior results for the static
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Presented by Dr. Mateusz KOREN
on
19/6/2017
at
15:50
We present a lattice computation of pseudoscalar and vector heavylight meson masses for heavyquark masses ranging from the physical charm mass up to $\simeq 4$ times the physical bquark mass. We employ the gauge configurations generated by the European Twisted Mass Collaboration (ETMC) with $N_f = 2+1+1$ dynamical quarks at three values of the lattice spacing ($a \simeq 0.062  0.089$ fm) with
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Presented by Aurora MELIS
on
23/6/2017
at
16:30
We present lattice QCD results for the matrix elements of $R_2$ and
other dimension7, $\Delta B = 2$ operators relevant for calculations
of $\Delta \Gamma_s$, the $B_s\bar{B}_s$ width difference. We have
computed correlation functions using 5 ensembles of the MILC
Collaboration's $2+1+1$flavor gauge field configurations, spanning 3
lattice spacings and light sea quarks masses down to the
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Presented by Dr. Matthew WINGATE
on
20/6/2017
at
16:00
Because of the small size of the ratio $A_2/A_0$ of the $I=2$ to $I=0$ $K\to\pi\pi$ decay amplitudes (the $\Delta I=1/2$ rule) the effects of electromagnetism on $A_2$ may be a factor of 20 larger than given by a naive $O(\alpha)$ estimate. Thus, if future calculations of $A_2$ and $\varepsilon'/\varepsilon$ are to achieve 10% accuracy, these effects need to be included. Here we present the firs
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Presented by Prof. Norman CHRIST
on
21/6/2017
at
12:10
Firstprinciple lattice calculation of inclusive B meson semileptonic decays is possible for a certain class of moments that is connected to the structure function at unphysical kinematics by analytic continuation. We present an exploratory lattice calculation and a comparison with the heavy quark expansion technique.
Presented by Dr. Shoji HASHIMOTO
on
21/6/2017
at
10:20
We report on the status of an ongoing effort by the RQCD and ALPHA
Collaborations, aimed at determining leptonic decay constants of
charmed mesons. Our analysis is based on largevolume ensembles generated within
the CLS effort, employing $N_f=2+1$ nonperturbatively $\mathcal{O}(a)$ improved
Wilson quarks, treelevel Symanzikimproved gauge action and open boundary
conditions. The ensembles
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Presented by Mr. Kevin ECKERT
on
21/6/2017
at
9:20
We present our final results for the neutral $D$meson mixing matrix elements of the complete set of dimension six $\Delta C=2$ local fourfermion operators from the first threeflavor lattice QCD calculation. We use a large subset of the MILC asqtad ensembles together with Fermilab charm and asqtad light valence quarks. We provide complete and detailed systematic error budgets which account for a
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Presented by Prof. Aida X. ELKHADRA
on
20/6/2017
at
16:20
We study the scaling with the number of colors of the weak amplitudes mediating kaon mixing and decay, in the limit of light charm masses ($m_u = m_d = m_s = m_c$). The amplitudes are extracted directly on the lattice for $N_c = 3  8$ colors using twisted mass QCD. It is shown that the (subleading) $1/N_c$ corrections to $\hat B_K$ are small and that the naive $N_c \to \infty$ limit, $\hat B_
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Presented by Andrea DONINI
on
21/6/2017
at
11:50
Semileptonic decays of $B_s$ mesons allow to explore new, independent channels to determine the CKM matrix elements $V_{ub}$ and $V_{cb}$. In the past such determinations were hampered by the paucity of experimental data. In light of the large number of $B_s$ mesons recorded by the LHCb experiment however such determinations are becoming feasible but require nonperturbative input in the form o
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Presented by Dr. Oliver WITZEL
on
19/6/2017
at
15:30
Among the different scenarios of New Physics, those with an extended Higgs sector are examined with a lot of attention. Recent experimental observations
of several anomalies in flavour physics with respect to expectations of the Standard Model further motivate the effort of phenomenologists.
First, informations about the R_Ds* ratio, a test of lepton flavour universality equivalent to R_D*, al
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Presented by Dr. Benoît BLOSSIER
on
21/6/2017
at
9:00
The leptonic decay of the charged pion in the presence of background magnetic fields is investigated using Wilson fermions. It is demonstrated that the magnetic field opens up a new channel for this decay. The magnetic fielddependence of the decay constants for both the ordinary and the new channel is determined. Using these inputs from QCD, we calculate the total decay rate perturbatively.
Presented by Dr. Gergely ENDRODI
on
23/6/2017
at
18:10
We discuss the ongoing effort by the RBC & UKQCD collaborations to improve our lattice calculation of the measure of Standard Model direct CP violation, \epsilon', with physical kinematics. We present our progress in decreasing the (dominant) statistical error, which we aim to reduce by a factor of 2 within the next year, including a comparison of performance figures for our measurements on Intel
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Presented by Dr. Christopher KELLY
on
21/6/2017
at
13:10
A physical point simulation of the rare kaon decays $K \to \pi \ell^+ \ell^$ with 4 active flavours is demanding for two reasons: first the simulation of a physical charm quark required for the GIM mechanism requires a fine lattice, and second a large volume is needed to suppress finite volume effects. A full lattice calculation of this decay is unfeasible with existing computational resources; a
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Presented by Mr. Andrew LAWSON
on
21/6/2017
at
12:50
We present a lattice determination of the vector and scalar form factors of the $D \to \pi(K) \ell \nu$ semileptonic decays, which are relevant for the extraction of the CKM matrix elements $V_{cd}$ and $V_{cs}$ from experimental data. Our analysis is based on the gauge configurations produced by the European Twisted Mass Collaboration with $N_f = 2 + 1 + 1$ flavors of dynamical quarks. We sim
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Presented by Mr. Giorgio SALERNO
on
20/6/2017
at
17:50
We report on a calculation of $B_c \to \eta_c l \nu$ and $B_c \to J/\psi l \nu$ semileptonic decays, using both NRQCD effective theory and a highly improved relativistic (HISQ) formalism at multiple lattice
spacings down to $a = 0.045$ fm to treat the $b$ quark. In both formalisms we are able to obtain
a signal across the full kinematic range, and good quantitative agreement is seen between the
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Presented by Dr. Andrew LYTLE
on
20/6/2017
at
13:00
We present the status of an ongoing latticeQCD calculation of form factors for exclusive semileptonic decays of $B$ mesons with both charged currents ($B\to\pi\ell\nu$, $B_s\to K\ell\nu$) and neutral currents ($B\to\pi\ell^+\ell^$, $B\to K\ell^+\ell^$). The results are important for constraining or revealing physics beyond the Standard Model. This work uses MILC's (2+1+1)flavor ensembles, with
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Presented by Andreas KRONFELD
on
19/6/2017
at
14:30
We discuss a mixedaction approach in which sea quarks are regularized using nonperturbatively $O(a)$ improved Wilson fermions, while an $N_f=2+1+1$ fullytwisted tmQCD action is used for valence quarks. In this setup automatic O(a) improvement is preserved for valence observables, apart from small residual O(a) effects from the sea. An optimal strategy for matching sea and valence is set up, and
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Presented by Mr. Jose Angel ROMERO JURADO
on
23/6/2017
at
17:10
We present a preliminary lattice calculation of the $D \to \pi$ and $D \to K$ tensor form factors $f_T$ as a function of the 4momentum transfer squared. ETMC recently computed the vector and scalar form factors $f_+(q^2)$ and $f_0(q^2)$ describing $D \to \pi(K) \ell \nu$ semileptonic decays analyzing the vector current and the scalar density. The study of the weak tensor current, which is directl
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Presented by Dr. Lorenzo RIGGIO
on
20/6/2017
at
18:10
A number of anomalies (apparent inconsistencies with the standard model (SM)) in semileptonic decays involving a $b \rightarrow c$ transition, have surfaced over the years. For example there are persistent discrepancies between experimentally observed values and SM predictions for the ratios $\mathcal{B}(B \rightarrow D(*)\tau \nu)/\mathcal{B}(B>D(*) l \nu)$ ($l=e$ or $\mu$). This implies lepton
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Presented by Mr. Euan MCLEAN
on
19/6/2017
at
14:40
We report on the status and prospects of the RBCUKQCD collaborations' computations of $\Delta m_K$, the $K_L$$K_S$ mass difference. This calculation is an important element of our wider programme of computations of the longdistance contributions to *flavour changing neutral current* processes in kaon physics, which also includes $\epsilon_K$ and the amplitudes for $K\to\pi\ell^+\ell^$ and $K^
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Presented by Prof. Christopher SACHRAJDA
on
21/6/2017
at
12:30
I present a new technique for extracting total transition rates into final states with any number of hadrons from lattice QCD. The method involves constructing a finitevolume Euclidean fourpoint function whose corresponding infinitevolume spectral function gives access to the decay and transition rates into all allowed outstates. The inverse problem of calculating the spectral function is solv
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Presented by Dr. Daniel ROBAINA
on
21/6/2017
at
9:40
I describe applications and extensions of a new technique for determining total transition rates into multihadron final states using lattice QCD. I will outline the connection of our new approach to the method of Lellouch and Lüscher, which gives decay amplitudes rather than total rates but is of limited utility when many decay channels are open. The LellouchLüscher relation, together with oth
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Presented by Maxwell T. HANSEN
on
21/6/2017
at
10:00
In this work we present a new calculation of the Wilson Coefficients c1 and c2 of the Effective Weak Hamiltonian to allorders in alpha_s, using lattice simulations. Given the current availability of lattice spacings we restrict our calculation to unphysically light Wbosons around 2 GeV and we demonstrate how both Wilson Coefficients can be obtained with controlled systematic uncertainties.
Presented by Dr. Mattia BRUNO
on
23/6/2017
at
17:30
We propose and apply a novel approach to determining Vus which uses inclusive strange hadronic tau decay data and hadronic vacuum polarization functions (HVPs) computed on the lattice. The experimental and lattice data are related through dispersion relations which employ a class of weight functions having poles at spacelike momentum. Implementing this approach using lattice data generated by t
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Presented by Dr. Hiroshi OHKI
on
23/6/2017
at
17:50