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Status of Tau Physics

Weinstein, Alan J. (2002) Status of Tau Physics. In: Heavy Flavor Physics. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.618. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 447-458. ISBN 0-7354-0064-4.

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We review, very briefly, many of the important results arising in the study of tau lepton production and decay, with emphasis on recent results. We discuss the studies of topological and exclusive branching fractions, inclusive semi-leptonic tau decay spectral functions, extraction of QCD parameters including α_S and the strange quark mass, exclusive semileptonic decays and low energy meson dynamics, and rare and forbidden (neutrinoless) decays. Special attention is paid to recent searches for CP non-conservation in tau pair production and tau decay.

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Additional Information:© 2002 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 24 May 2002. The author would like to thank all the physicists who have contributed to the explorations of tau physics that are surveyed here. Thanks also go to the organizers of this conference, who provided a pleasant environment and very stimulating program.
Subject Keywords:tau leptons, semileptonic decays, quantum chromodynamics, CP invariance, strange particles, quark mass
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:618
Classification Code:PACS: 14.60.Fg; 13.35.Dx; 12.38.Bx;
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Official Citation:Status of tau physics Alan J. Weinstein, AIP Conf. Proc. 618, 447 (2002), DOI:10.1063/1.1478864
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