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LHC searches motivated by recent $B$-anomalies

by Darius Alexander Faroughy

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As Contributors: Darius A. Faroughy
Preprint link: scipost_201811_00031v2
Date accepted: 2019-01-15
Date submitted: 2018-12-11
Submitted by: Faroughy, Darius A.
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Proceedings
Proceedings issue: The 15th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics (Amsterdam, 2018-09)
Domain(s): Theoretical
Subject area: High-Energy Physics - Phenomenology


We discuss the physics case for the LHC motivated by the $B$-physics anomalies. After correlating semi-tauonic $B$ decays to di-tau production at the LHC, and discussing the possible models solving the $B$-anomalies, we show how existing LHC data in $\tau\bar\tau$ tails exclude most beyond the SM scenarios except for a handful of leptoquark (LQ) models. We analyze the impact of LHC searches for some of these LQ solutions using current data. In particular, we focus on the well known $U_1$ vector LQ as well as the GUT-inspired scalar LQs, $R_2$ and $S_3$. By exploiting the complementarity between di-tau searches and the lepton flavor violating decays $B\to K\mu\tau$ and $\tau\to\mu\phi$ we argue that these model can be cornered by the LHC, Belle~II and LHCb in the near future.

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Submission & Refereeing History

Resubmission scipost_201811_00031v2 on 11 December 2018
Submission scipost_201811_00031v1 on 19 November 2018

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