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|As Contributors:||Alberto Lusiani|
|Submitted by:||Lusiani, Alberto|
|Submitted to:||SciPost Physics Proceedings|
|Subject area:||High-Energy Physics - Experiment|
We report the status of the Heavy Flavour Averaging Group (HFLAV) averages of the $\tau$ lepton measurements We then update the latest published HFLAV global fit of the $\tau$ lepton branching fractions (Spring 2017) with recent results by BABAR. We use the fit results to update the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix element Vus measurements with the $\tau$ branching fractions. We combine the direct $\tau$ branching fraction measurements with indirect predictions using kaon branching fractions measurements to improve the determination of Vus using $\tau$ branching fractions. The Vus determinations based on the inclusive branching fraction of $\tau$ to strange final states are about $3\sigma$ lower than the Vus determination from the CKM matrix unitarity.
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Two typos fixed.
Results on τ→K/π(n)π0ντ are now all with 3 decimal places.
Revision from ""is superseded" to "has been superseded"