CP violation is an intriguing and elusive subject, and current knowledge of it remains limited, on both the experimental and theoretical levels. Researchers lack a fundamental understanding of its origin, and this is all the more important because CP violation is related to the generation problem and mass problem, two of the basic open questions in particle physics. This book provides beginning researchers with a self-contained introduction to the subject, starting
at an elementary level and taking the reader to the forefront of current research.
Gustavo Castelo Branco, Instituto Superior Tecnico and Centro de Fisica das Interaccoes Fundamentais, Luis Lavoura, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa and Centro de Fisica das Interaccoes Fundamentais, Joao Paulo Silva, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa and Centro de Fisica Nuclear da Universidade de Lisboa
PART I: CP IN QUANTUM MECHANICS; PART II: CP VIOLATION IN THE STANDARD MODEL; PART III: CP VIOLATION BEYOND THE STANDARD MODEL; PART IV: CP VIOLATION IN B DECAYS