A workshop on semileptonic and
radiative B decays
Friday-Saturday, December 12-13, 2003
Like in the last two years (2001,
, this workshop is intended to bring theorists and
BABAR experimentalists together for an appraisal of the theoretical and
experimental uncertainties and prospects related to measurements of
semileptonic and radiative rare B decays.
The intent is to have an informal meeting focusing on physics issues, primarily
the interpretation of current and future measurements and theoretical
uncertainties. Specifically, we are interested in b --> c, b -->u and b-->s
measurements, OPE and moments analyses, lattice calculations, form factors,
etc. What are the most interesting quantities to measure? what can we measure,
and how well? what additional information do we need? can we learn from the
Talks will be posted to the BaBar internal web. While theoretical
talks will be publicly available, the experimental talks (with not-yet
preliminary results) will be restricted to BABAR members only.
The workshop is scheduled for December 12-13, 2003 and will start on
There are six sessions: the first session will be reserved to introductory presentations,
while there will be five discussion sessions, each with a
well defined topic, list of questions to be addressed, possibly some reference
papers, and two discussion leaders presenting the issues, and guiding the
The agenda with links to the presentations is available in two versions: public and
A postscript versions of the agenda is available here
This workshop is intended primarily for members of the Semileptonic and Radiative Penguin Analysis Working Groups, and for theorists working on closely related topics.
Registration is closed. Please email
Vera Luth if you would like to
register for this workshop.
- When: December 12 (beginning 2pm) -13 (ending 6pm), 2003
- Where: SLAC, Redwood Room C+D, ROB
Daniele del Re,
Giuseppe Della Ricca,
- Accomodations: SLAC Guest House or Hotels near SLAC from the SLAC page.
- Meals: We will provide refreshments during the breaks and a continental breakfast and a light lunch on Saturday.
- Contributions: In order to link contributions to the agenda and make them available on the web, participants are asked to provide a .pdf or .ps file on the evening before the session by either:
Invited introductory talks will be presented via computer projection. For short contributions to the discussion sessions (no more than three pages), speakers are encouraged to also print the transparencies on plastic and use an overhead projector so as to avoid delays due to frequent laptop set-up. All hand-written transparencies will be scanned.
- Sending the file via e-mail attachment to one of the organizers,
- Sending a URL for the file to one of the organizers, or
- Copying the file on a USB memory stick and hand it to one of the organizers.
An incomplete list of recent papers on semileptonic physics can be found on
| Last modified: Nov. 26, 2003 by Daniele del Re