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HFLAV $τ$ branching fractions fit and measurements of Vus with $τ$ lepton data
by Alberto Lusiani
||SciPost Physics Proceedings
||The 15th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics (Amsterdam, 2018-09)
||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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List of changes
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Revision from ""is superseded" to "has been superseded"