Kostas Petridis (Bristol)

Flavour anomalies in b->sll transitions at the LHCb experiment

Abstract: Over the past 7 years, the LHCb collaboration has performed a suite of measurements involving the properties of B-hadron decays that appear to be in tension with SM predictions. Last spring a measurement was performed showing evidence for Lepton Flavour Universality violation in b->sll transitions. All these measurements point to the existence of a new particle, such as a leptoquark, with non-universal lepton couplings. In this seminar, we will review these measurements, their interpretations, as well as plans with upcoming upgrades of the detector.