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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

50 Years of CP Violation



10th and 11th July 2014

Queen Mary University of London (Mile End Campus)

The INDICO page for this event can be found here.

Photos from the event can be found here.

On July 10th 1964 Cronin, Fitch, Christensen and Turlay submitted a paper to Phys. Rev. Lett. announcing the discovery of CP violation in the weak decays of neutral kaons.  This was the start of our understanding of the implications of this broken improper symmetry, and the consequences this has for the existence of our Universe in its matter dominated state.  The phenomenon of CP violation, even after 50 years of exploration, is still not well understood from first principles. However we thankfully have a good understanding of the Kobayashi-Maskawa ansatz that defines a three generation Standard Model, where CP violation is incorporated in the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix.

This event follows on immediately after the ICHEP 2014 meeting in Valencia and discusses CP violation through the past five decades in terms of both quark, and lepton (charged and neutral) sectors and concludes with a discussion on T violation in K and B decays.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Guennadi Borissov, Lancaster University
  • Tom Browder, University of Hawaii
  • Marco Ciuchini, INFN Roma Tre
  • Jim Cronin, University of Chicago
  • Jonathan Dorfan, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
  • David Hitlin, California Institute of Technology
  • Makoto Kobayashi, KEK
  • Francesca di Lodovico, Queen Mary University of London
  • Italo Manelli, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
  • Fernando Martinez-Vidal, IFIC Valencia
  • Tatsuya Nakada, EPFL Lausanne 
  • Alexey Petrov, Wayne State University
  • Klaus Schubert, Johannes Gutenberg-Universit├Ąt Mainz
  • Masa Yamauchi, KEK

Organising committee:

  • Adrian Bevan, Queen Mary University of London
  • Marcella Bona, Queen Mary University of London
  • Doug Bryman, University of British Columbia
  • Val Gibson, University of Cambridge
  • Jim Olsen, Princeton University
  • Mike Roney, University of Victoria
  • Stew Smith, Princeton University
  • Bob Tschirhart, Fermilab
  • Bruce Yabsley, University of Sydney

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