2-9 July 2014
Valencia, Spain
Europe/Madrid timezone

Searching for extremely rare W decays at the LHC

3 Jul 2014, 12:35
Sala 8+9 ()

Sala 8+9

Oral presentation Strong Interactions and Hadron Physics Strong Interactions and Hadron Physics


Dr. Tom Melia (CERN)


A gigantic number of W bosons will be produced by the LHC during its lifetime, opening up the possibility of making the first measurements of some extremely rare decay modes of this particle. The decay W -> Pi Gamma has been previously searched for at LEP and the Tevatron, and these experiments already placed limits on the branching ratio approaching the standard model prediction, which is in the range ~10^-6 to ~10^-8. I will discuss the theoretical issues and motivation for the observation of this and similar decays of the W boson, and present an estimate of the LHC reach for these measurements.

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Dr. Tom Melia (CERN)

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