B-Sector Anomalies—The Top Connection
Measurements of B-meson decays have revealed several departures from the Standard Model. In contrast, measurements of top-quark processes seem to adhere strictly to the Standard Model. This presents a conundrum given that the bottom quark and the top quark belong to the same SU(2) doublet. Several models have been proposed in the literature to explain the B-sector anomalies. We confront some such models with top-sector observables to examine whether they can be tested by such measurements.
KeywordsB-meson decays Top quark production LHC
P.S. would like to thank George Wei-Shu Hou and Alakabha Datta for useful comments. This work was financially supported in part by NSERC of Canada (D.L. and R.W.). P.S. is supported by the Dept. of Science and Technology, India.
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