Proceedings of the International School of Physics sENRICO FERMI CXXXVIIt
Heavy Flavour Physics : a Probe of Nature's Grand Design
I. Bigi, L. Moroni
160x240mm pp.645 Yen23300 1998
Heavy Flavour Physics has accomplished enormous progress during the last few years: the last heavy quark, , has been discovered and the quality of the collected data on the other relatively lighter quarks has dramatically improved. On the theory side, noticeable progress has been reported on new calculations of decay rates based on various techniques, such as QCD sum rules, heavy-quark mass expansion and lattice QCD. The theory of heavy-quark production is constantly improving and awaiting new results mainly on , where its predictive power should be superior.
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