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Kaon Physics

In 1947, the first of what have come to be known as "strange particles" were detected. As the number and variety of these particles proliferated, physicists began to try to make sense of them. Some seemed to have masses about 900 times that of the electron, and existed in both charged and neutral varieties. These particles are now called kaons (or K mesons), and they have become the subject of some of the most exciting research in particle physics. Kaon Physics at the Turn of the Millennium presents cutting-edge papers by leading theorists and experimentalists that synthesize the current state of the field and suggest promising new directions for the future study of kaons.

Topics covered include the history of kaon physics, direct CP violation in kaon decays, time reversal violation, CPT studies, theoretical aspects of kaon physics, rare kaon decays, hyperon physics, charm: CP violation and mixing, the physics of B mesons, and future opportunities for kaon physics in the twenty-first century.

616 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2001

Physical Sciences: Experimental and Applied Physics, Theoretical Physics

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements

Part I       Kaon Physics: History, Progress, Promise
Part II      Direct CP Violation in Kaon Decays
Part III     Time Reversal Violation and CPT Studies
Part IV    Theoretical Topics in Kaon Physics
Part V      Rare Kaon Decays
Part VI     Hyperon Physics
Part VII   Charm: CP Violation and Mixing
Part VIII  The Physics of B Mesons
Part IX     Future Opportunities in K Physics
Part X      Summary and Outlook


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