Recent Searches for Exotic Physics at the BaBar/PEP-II B-factory

Sekula, Stephen Jacob
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I present three recent results from searches for exotic physics at the BaBar/PEP-II B-factory. These results span many of the samples produced at the B-factory, including B mesons, tau leptons, and Upsilon(3S) mesons. We have searched for CPT-violation in B mixing and find no significant deviation from the no-violation hypothesis. We have also searched for lepton-flavor-violating decays of the tau using tau- -> omega l- and tau- -> l+ l- l+ and their charge conjugates. We find no evidence for these processes and set upper limits on their branching fractions. Finally, we have searched for a low-mass Higgs boson in the decay Upsilon(3S) -> gamma A0, where the Higgs decays invisibly. We find no evidence for such a decay and set upper limits across a range of possible Higgs masses.
Comment: Parallel session talk at ICHEP08, Philadelphia, USA, July 2008. 4 pages, 5 Postscript figures
High Energy Physics - Experiment