Ruth Van de Water

Global fit to experimental flavor measurements combined with Standard Model theory, known as the CKM unitarity triangle. Deviations from the CKM paradigm would manifest themselves as inconsistencies between the colored bands. The bands labeled εK +|Vcb|, |Vub|/|Vcb|, ΔMs/ΔMd , and BR(B → τν) +ΔMBs all use results from the Fermilab Lattice Collaboration. Figure courtesy of Enrico Lunghi Precision measurements of processes that are expected to be rare in the Standard Model provide powerful probes of new physics. Conjectured new heavy…