## Dissertations - ALL

Spring 5-15-2022

Dissertation

#### Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Physics

Rudolph, Matthew

#### Keywords

flavour, lepton, tau, universality

#### Subject Categories

Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Physics

#### Abstract

Neutral current $\bquark \to \squark ll$ processes have long been known to be precise probes of physics beyond the Standard Model. A pattern of anomalies seen in $\bquark \to \squark \mup \mun$ and in $\bquark \to \cquark \tau \nu$ data has hinted at the violation of lepton flavour universality. Effective field theories which attempt to find an explanation for these anomalies predict sizeable enhancements to the rate of $\bquark \to \squark \taup \taum$ currents. We use $pp$ collision data collected by the LHCb detector to estimate a sensitivity of $\BF(\Bz \to \Kstarz \taup \taum) < 1.5 \times 10^{-3}$ at 95\% C.L.

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