Workshop on Radiative Corrections in B, D, and K Meson Decays

University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, CA)

Natural Sciences Building (NSB) 1205

Monday, March 14, 2005


The precisions anticipated by recent or currently running experiments on branching fraction, form factor, and moment measurements for B, D and K mesons will catapult radiative corrections to the fore. Such precision will necessitate clear definition of the experimental measurements and comparison to theoretical predictions that incorporate radiative corrections to avoid significant (by comparison) systematic uncertainties on the underlying electroweak and QCD parameters of interest. The current theoretical tools for such a program, which range in age from 15 to 35 years, do not provide adequate accuracy.
This workshop's primary goals are:
  1. to bring the situation to light within the theoretical and experimental community; and
  2. to develop a strategy for improvement both of radiative simulation tools for use in MC generators and of specific analytic calculations for incorporation into theoretical form factor or moment predictions.


The workshop is scheduled for March 14, 2005. The morning session will consist of a small number of overview talks covering the current experimental and theoretical situation, followed by a few presentations on plans for future measurements and calculations. The afternoon session will be dedicated primarily to brainstorming/discussion.

This workshop takes place a day before the CKM Workshop, in the same location (UCSD), a convenience for those who would like to attend both workshops. The CKM workshop page has plenty of useful information regarding travel to the La Jolla area, local accomodations, sites, etc. N.B. The CKM workshop will be held at the Price Center, while the Radiative Corrections Workshop will be held in the Natural Sciences Building.

The agenda with links to the presentations is now available.


Registration is required to assure adequate space and services. Please register before March 1, 2005. There is no fee. Refreshments during breaks will be provided for registered participants.

To see who is already registered click here.

Other Information:

A "reading list" of recent papers relevant to this workshop can be found here.

Last modified: Jan. 21, 2005 by Carlo Dallapiccola