Standard Model parameters and heavy quarks on the lattice

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Della Morte, Michele
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I review recent progresses in heavy quarks physics on the lattice. I focus on decay constants and form factors relevant for the extraction of CKM matrix elements from experimental data. B-\bar{B} mixing is also discussed. In the last part of the paper I describe phenomenological applications of Heavy Quark Effective Theory (HQET) on the lattice, presenting in some detail the recent non-perturbative determination of the b-quark mass including O(1/m_b) corrections.
Comment: 22 pages, 13 figures, 3 tables. Proceeding of the plenary talk at The XXV International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, July 30-4 August 2007, Regensburg, Germany. Discussion at the end of section 3 slightly changed due to the revision of ref 50
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High Energy Physics - Lattice, High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
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