## Tuesday, November 15, 2011

### LHCb RULES!

Reported at Resonaances: an anomalous asymmetry at LHCb in $D^{0}$ decays (to kaons and pions)! Excellent! It is not clear how to estimate the measured quantity with the Standard Model, so some will say the large asymmetry is due to incorrect assumptions, rather than new physics. In a sense, this is correct, but a reformulated Standard Model based on non perturbative physics would be new physics, by my definition. At present the result is at $3.5 \sigma$, so now LHCb will analyse the result with further data, eventually reaching $5$ sigma if the effect is real. The result: