Kaon semileptonic decays with Nf = 2+1+1 HISQ fermions and physical light-quark masses

E. Gámiz, A. Bazavov, C. Bernard, C. DeTar, D. Du, A. X. El-Khadra, E. D. Freeland, Steven Gottlieb, U. M. Heller, J. Komijani, A. S. Kronfeld, J. Laiho, P. B. Mackenzie, E. T. Neil, T. Primer, J. N. Simone, R. Sugar, William D Toussaint, R. S. Van De Water, Ran Zhou

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We discuss the reduction of errors in the calculation of the form factor f + (0) with HISQ fermions on the Nf = 2+1+1 MILC configurations from increased statistics on some key ensembles, new data on ensembles with lattice spacings down to 0:042 fm and the study of finite-volume effects within staggered ChPT. We also study the implications for the unitarity of the CKM matrix in the first row and for current tensions with leptonic determinations of |Vus|.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of Science
VolumePart F128557
StatePublished - 2016

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