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B Physics Beyond the Standard Model


The ability of present and future experiments to test the Standard Model in the $B$ meson sector is described. We examine the loop effects of new interactions in flavor changing neutral current $B$ decays and in $Z\to b\bar b$, concentrating on supersymmetry and the left-right symmetric model as specific examples of new physics scenarios. The procedure for performing a global fit to the Wilson coefficients which describe $b\to s$ transitions is outlined, and the results of such a fit from Monte Carlo generated data is compared to the predictions of our two sample new physics scenarios. A fit to the $Zb\bar b$ couplings from present data is also given.

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