Averages of b-hadron, c-hadron, and tau-lepton properties as of summer 2016
Y Amhis, Sw Banerjee, E Ben-Haim, F Bernlochner, A Bozek, C Bozzi, M Chrzaszcz, J Dingfelder, S Duell, M Gersabeck, T Gershon, D Gerstel, P Goldenzweig, R Harr, K Hayasaka, H Hayashii, M Kenzie, T Kuhr, O Leroy, A Lusiani Show all
European Physical Journal C | SPRINGER | Published : 2017
Awarded by Science and Technology Facilities Council
We are grateful for the strong support of the ATLAS, BA, Belle, BESIII, CLEO(c), CDF, CMS, D0 and LHCb collaborations, without whom this compilation of results and world averages would not have been possible. The success of these experiments in turn would not have been possible without the excellent operations of the BEPC, CESR, KEKB, LHC, PEP-II, and Tevatron accelerators. We also recognise the interplay between theoretical and experimental communities that has provided a stimulus for many of the measurements in this document. Our averages and this compilation have benefitted greatly from contributions to the Heavy Flavor Averaging Group from numerous individuals. We thank David Kirkby, Yoshihide Sakai, Simon Eidelman, Soeren Prell, and Gianluca Cavoto for their past leadership of HFLAV. We are grateful to Paolo Gambino and Bob Kowalewski for assistance with averages that appear in Sect. 5; to Ruslan Chistov, Lawrence Gibbons, Bostjan Golob, Milind Purohit, and Patrick Roudeau for significant contributions to Sect. 8; and to Michel Davier for providing valuable input to Sect. 9. We especially thank the following for their careful review of the text in preparing this paper for publication: Vanya Belyaev, Guennadi Borissov, Jolanta Brodzicka, Paoti Chang, Paolo Gambino, Martin Jung, Andreas Kronfeld, George Lafferty, Alexander Lenz, Zoltan Ligeti, David London, Vera Luth, Alexey Petrov, Antonio Pich, and Fernando Martinez Vidal. Finally, we thank the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory for providing crucial computing resources and support to HFLAV.