T-2, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Standard-model prediction for direct CP violation in K→ππ decay

Christopher Kelly

We discuss our recent publication (Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 212001 (2015)) of the first lattice QCD calculation of the complex kaon decay amplitude A_0 with physical kinematics, using a single 32^3 x 64 domain wall ensemble with G-parity spatial boundary conditions. We obtain approximate agreement with the experimental value for Re(A_0), which serves as a test of our method. Our prediction of Im(A_0) can be used to compute the direct CP violating ratio Re(ε′/ε), which we find to be ~2 sigma lower than the experimental value. This result provides a new test of the Standard Model theory of CP violation, one which can be made more accurate with increasing computer capability.


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