PHY568 Flavour Physics

General Information


Gino Isidori
Nicola Serra

Rafael Silva Coutinho
Danny van Dyk

Module Code:

PHY568,  402-0723-00L

This course in FS2016 will cover both theoretical and experimental aspects of flavour physics in the quark and lepton sectors. It addresses Master and PhD students and consists of lectures and exercises.


Tuesday from 15:00 till 16:45 in room Y36 J33 at UZH Campus Irchel.

Wednesday from 10:15 till 12:00 in room Y36 K08 at UZH Campus Irchel.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact one of us:

Name Room Telephone Email
Nicola Serra Y36 J84 044 635 5725
Gino Isidori Y36 J82 044 635 5751
Rafael Silva Y36 J24 044 635 5920
Danny van Dyk Y36 J36 044 635 6113


Date Topic Lecturer
Feb 21 Theoretical Introduction (PDF, 438 KB) Isidori
Feb 28 History of (experimental) Flavour Physics (PDF, 14920 KB) Silva Coutinho
Mar 7 Theoretical Tools: EFTs (PDF, 438 KB) van Dyk
Mar 21 Facilities and measurements of the UT (PDF, 35221 KB) Silva Coutinho
Mar 28 Measurements of the UT (PDF, 47737 KB) Silva Coutinho
Apr 4 Theoretical Tools: EFTs (2) (PDF, 438 KB) Isidori
Apr 5 Introduction to Heavy Quark Effective Theory van Dyk
Apr 11 Applications of Heavy Quark Effective Theory van Dyk
Apr 25 UT Angles and CP Violation Silva Coutinho
Apr 26 Theory of Rare B Decays van Dyk
May 2 Experimental Aspects of Rare B Decays Puig
May 9 Neutrino Mixing Isidori
May 10 BSM Physics Isidori
May 16 Experiments on Neutrino Physics Silva Coutinho
May 17 Experimental Aspects on BSM Searches Silva Coutinho
May 23 Trigger and Flavour Tagging Puig
May 30 Amplitude Analyses Silva Coutinho


Discussion Session Topic Tutor
Mar 1 B to pi semileptonic decays van Dyk
Mar 8 Basics for Effective Field Theories van Dyk
Mar 15 Neutral Meson Mixing van Dyk
Mar 29 Hands-On Exercises (I) Silva Coutinho
Apr 12 Hands-On Exercises (II) Silva Coutinho
May 3 Rare B Decays Silva Coutinho
Exercise Sheets Hand out Discuss
Sheet #01 (PDF, 171 KB) Feb 23 Mar 1
Sheet #02 (PDF, 188 KB) Mar 1 Mar 8
Sheet #03 (PDF, 179 KB) Mar 8 Mar 15

Sheet #04 (PDF, 194 KB)

Mar 22 --

Sheet #05 (PDF, 251 KB)

Mar 29 --