High Energy Physics Seminars

ics High Energy
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Daniel Cronin-Hennessy [Host: E. Craig Dukes]
University of Minnesota
"CLEO-c: A New Frontier of Weak and Strong Interactions"
The Cornell Electron-positron Storage Ring (CESR) upgrade has provided a high luminosity dataset in the charm threshold region. Among the goals of the CLEO-c experiment are precision measurements of charm leptonic and semileptonic decay rates. These data are used to confront lattice-QCD predictions for hadronic decay constants and form factors. Validation of lattice-QCD will allow for improved CKM constraints. I will overview the goals of the CLEO-c ecxperiment and report recent progress.

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