Search for CP violation and observation of P violation in Λb0 →pπ-π+π- decays

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A search for CP violation in the Λb0→pπ-π+π- decay is performed using LHCb data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 6.6 fb-1 collected in pp collisions at center-of-mass energies of 7, 8 and 13 TeV. The analysis uses both triple product asymmetries and the unbinned energy test method. The highest significances of CP asymmetry are 2.9 standard deviations from triple product asymmetries and 3.0 standard deviations for the energy test method. Once the global p-value is considered, all results are consistent with no CP violation. Parity violation is observed at a significance of 5.5 standard deviations for the triple product asymmetry method and 5.3 standard deviations for the energy test method. The reported deviations are given in regions of phase space.

Original languageEnglish
Article number051101
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2020


We express our gratitude to our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC. We thank the technical and administrative staff at the LHCb institutes. We acknowledge support from CERN and from the national agencies: CAPES, CNPq, FAPERJ and FINEP (Brazil); MOST and NSFC (China); CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG and MPG (Germany); INFN (Italy); NWO (Netherlands); MNiSW and NCN (Poland); MEN/IFA (Romania); MSHE (Russia); MinECo (Spain); SNSF and SER (Switzerland); NASU (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); DOE NP and NSF (USA). We acknowledge the computing resources that are provided by CERN, IN2P3 (France), KIT and DESY (Germany), INFN (Italy), SURF (Netherlands), PIC (Spain), GridPP (United Kingdom), RRCKI and Yandex LLC (Russia), CSCS (Switzerland), IFIN-HH (Romania), CBPF (Brazil), PL-GRID (Poland) and OSC (USA). We are indebted to the communities behind the multiple open-source software packages on which we depend. Individual groups or members have received support from AvH Foundation (Germany); EPLANET, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and ERC (European Union); ANR, Labex P2IO and OCEVU, and Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (France); Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences of CAS, CAS PIFI, and the Thousand Talents Program (China); RFBR, RSF and Yandex LLC (Russia); GVA, XuntaGal and GENCAT (Spain); the Royal Society and the Leverhulme Trust (United Kingdom).

FundersFunder number
Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences of CAS
Yandex LLC
National Science Foundation
U.S. Department of Energy
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme792684
H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Science and Technology Facilities CouncilGRIDPP
Leverhulme Trust
Royal Society
European Research Council
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Russian Foundation for Basic Research
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Generalitat Valenciana
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Narodowe Centrum Nauki
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
Fundação Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos
Russian Science Foundation
Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Recruitment Program of Global Experts
Institut national de physique nucléaire et de physique des particules
Sociedad Española de Reumatología


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