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General information:
Name:
CP Violation in Heavy Flavour Physics
Course of study:
2018/2019
Code:
JFT-2-040-s
Faculty of:
Physics and Applied Computer Science
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Technical Physics
Semester:
0
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Responsible teacher:
dr inż. Obłąkowska-Mucha Agnieszka (amucha@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
dr inż. Obłąkowska-Mucha Agnieszka (amucha@agh.edu.pl)
dr hab. inż, prof. AGH Szumlak Tomasz (szumlak@agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 Students works in teams in order to work out of the solutions to given problems. Activity during classes
M_K002 Stuents are familiar with a scientific artice and are able to discuss and prepare presentations about their main issues. Activity during classes
Skills
M_U002 Student is able to solve the eigenvalue problem. Execution of exercises
M_U004 Students prepare a project that shows the phenomenon of mixing in neutral meson system Project
Knowledge
M_W001 Student has the knowledge about fundamantal particles and interactions. Activity during classes
M_W002 Student knows the importance of heavy flavour quarks in the Standard Model Activity during classes
M_W003 Student knows and is able to solve the Schrodinger equation FT2A_W02 Oral answer
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 Students works in teams in order to work out of the solutions to given problems. - + - + - - - - - - -
M_K002 Stuents are familiar with a scientific artice and are able to discuss and prepare presentations about their main issues. - - - + - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U002 Student is able to solve the eigenvalue problem. + + - + - - - - - - -
M_U004 Students prepare a project that shows the phenomenon of mixing in neutral meson system - - - + - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student has the knowledge about fundamantal particles and interactions. + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student knows the importance of heavy flavour quarks in the Standard Model + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W003 Student knows and is able to solve the Schrodinger equation + + - + - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:
  1. Discrete symmetries in the Standard Model (2h).

    Matter and antimatter. Symmetries and conservation laws. Discrete symmetries P, C, T. Discussion on solutions of Schrodinger and Dirac equations.

  2. CP Symmetry in neutral meson system (2h).

    The eigenstate of strong and weak Hamiltonian. Flavour oscillation in neutral meson system.

  3. CP Violation in neutral meson system (4h).

    Effective Hamiltonian. Eigenstates of the effective Hamiltonian. Time evolution of the neutral strange and beauty weak states.

  4. Three types of CP Violation (2h).

    CP violation in decay (direct CP Violation).
    CP violation in mixing (indirect CP Violation).
    CP violation in interference between mixing and decay

  5. CKM matrix (4h).

    The description of currents and amplitudes with Feynman diagrams. Cabbibo mixing matrix. Cabbibo angle.
    Cabbibo-Cobayashi-Maskava (CKM) matrix. Description of CP violation in the frame of the Standard Model. The unitarity triangle.

  6. Experimental results with CP Violation (2h).

    Past, present and future of heavy quarks experiments – B-factories. LHCb.

Auditorium classes:
  1. CP symmetries and conservation laws in kaon system (1h).

    Finding the rules if a given decay might occur.

  2. Solving the eigenvalue problem (3h).

    Solving the eigenvalue problem of two component system of neutral mesons with effective Hamiltonian. Time evolution of the solutions.

  3. The angles of the Unitarity Triangle (UT) (2h).

    Finding the decays and method to determine the beta and gamma angle of UT. Derivation of the equations that shows the sensitivity of these methods.

Project classes:
  1. Paper reading club. (2h)

    Students choose a scientific article from a provided list and prepare presentation on that subject. Discussion.

  2. Simulation of the flavour mixing phenomena in the neutral meson system (4h).

    Basing on the equation of time evolution in the neutral meson system students prepare a simulation of this effect. They vary the oscillation parameters value and discuss the results.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 88 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Participation in lectures 16 h
Participation in auditorium classes 6 h
Participation in project classes 6 h
Preparation for classes 15 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 10 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 10 h
Completion of a project 20 h
Contact hours 5 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

The final mark (FM) A – activity, T – tutorial classes, P – project
FM = 0,4 x T + 0,4 x P + 0,2 x A
Student has three attempts to get the positive mark.
In case of absence, students should contact the lecturer to become familiar with the missing classes. Within the next week, student should solve and show the problems discussed during his or her absence.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Any course of particle physics that is certified.
Math and physics courses at the university level.
Basic knowledge of programming.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

M.Thomson “Modern Particle Physics”
A.Bettini “Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics”
D.H. Perkins “Introduction to High Energy Physics”
A.J. Buras “CP Violation in B and K decays” hep-ph/0307203
B. Kayser “CP Violation in the K and B systems” hep-ph/9702264
J. Rosner “CP Violation in B decays” hep-ph/0011355

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

A. Oblakowska-Mucha et al. (LHCb Collaboration) Measurement of CP violation and B0s meson decay width difference with B0s→J/ψK+K- and B0s→J/ψπ+π- decays. Phys. Rev. D 87 (2013) 112010, 1-21

A. Oblakowska-Mucha et al. (LHCb Collaboration) Measurement of CP violation and constraints on the CKM angle γ in B± → D+K± with D → K0sπ+π- decays. Nucl. Phys. B888 (2014) 169-193

A. Oblakowska-Mucha et al. (LHCb Collaboration) Measurement of the time-dependent CP asymmetries in B0s→J/ψ K0s. JHEP 6 (2015) 131, 1-22

A. Oblakowska-Mucha et al. (LHCb Collaboration) Measurement of the difference of time-integrated CP asymmetries in D0→K-K+ and D0→π-π+ decays. Phys. Rev. Lett. 116 (2016) 191601, 1-10,

A. Oblakowska-Mucha et al. (LHCb Collaboration) Model-independent measurement of the CKM angle γ using B0→DK*0 decays with D→K0sπ+π- and K0sK+. JHEP06 (2016) 131, 1-31

A. Oblakowska-Mucha et al. (LHCb Collaboration)Measurement of CP observables in B±→DK± and B±→Dπ± with two- and four-body D decays. Phys. Lett. B760 (2016)117-131

A. Oblakowska-Mucha et al. (LHCb Collaboration) Constraints on the unitarity triangle angle γ from Dalitz plot analysis obf B0→DK+π- decays.Phys. Rev. D93 (2016) 112018, 1-19

A. Oblakowska-Mucha (on behalf of LHCb Collaboration) Selected CPV Results from LHCb Run 1 and Prospects for CKM γ Angle Measurements in Run 2. Acta. Phys. Pol. B47 (2016) 6, 1553-1562

Additional information:

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