4 years ago

Theory overview of tree-level $B$ decays.

Fulvia De Fazio

I describe the theoretical progress in the study of semileptonic tree-level B decays, and its interplay with recent experimental results. In particular, I focus on two anomalies: the ratios $R(D^{(*)})=\displaystyle\frac{{\cal B}(B \to D^{(*)} \tau \bar \nu_\tau)}{{\cal B}(B \to D^{(*)} \ell \bar \nu_\ell)}$ and the inclusive versus exclusive determination of $|V_{cb}|$. I review a few explanations proposed for such anomalies, and discuss tests to shed light on their origin.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1710.10017

DOI: arXiv:1710.10017v2

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