The Belle II physics book

Kou E., Urquijo P., Altmannshofer W., Beaujean F., Bell G., Beneke M., ...More

Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, vol.2019, no.12, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


© The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Physical Society of Japan.The Belle II detector will provide a major step forward in precision heavy flavor physics, quarkonium and exotic states, searches for dark sectors, and many other areas. The sensitivity to a large number of key observables can be improved by about an order of magnitude compared to the current measurements, and up to two orders in very clean search measurements. This increase in statistical precision arises not only due to the increased luminosity, but also from improved detector efficiency and precision for many channels. Many of the most interesting observables tend to have very small theoretical uncertainties that will therefore not limit the physics reach. This book has presented many new ideas for measurements, both to elucidate the nature of current anomalies seen in flavor, and to search for new phenomena in a plethora of observables that will become accessible with the Belle II dataset. The simulation used for the studiesinthis book was state ofthe artat the time, though weare learning a lot more about the experiment during the commissioning period. The detector is in operation, and working spectacularly well.