Workshop on
B Physics at the Tevatron
Run II and Beyond

Fermilab, September 23-25, 1999


In the series of workshops leading up to Run II at the Fermilab Tevatron, we are planning a workshop to explore the b physics potential in Run II and beyond. The first meeting is scheduled to be held at Fermilab on September 23-25, 1999, and the second for February 24-26, 2000.

The workshop is organized by the Fermilab Theory Group in association with the CDF, D0, and BTeV collaborations. Four semi-autonomous working groups have been formed, each led by two theory conveners and a convener from each experiment.

* CP Violation
* Semileptonic and Rare Decays
* Mixing and Lifetimes
* Production, Fragmentation, Spectroscopy

The direction and scope of the individual working groups is the responsibility of the conveners, but the working groups are expected to pay special attention to the differences between the hadronic environment and the B factories running on the Y(4S). The results of the workshop will appear in a published report.

The purpose of the first meeting is to bring together theorists and experimenters to formulate and discuss strategies for maximizing the potential of the Tevatron. There will be invited plenary talks to summarize our present knowledge and to identify open problems and questions, which should be addressed in the course of the workshop. The primary purpose of the parallel sessions is to foster discussion; some talks will be scheduled to inform and guide the discussion. At the end of the last day, one convener from each working group will summarize what issues will be attacked and who will do what piece of work.

For more information and updates, please check the workshop's WWW homepage at:


* Organize and improve our understanding of what processes can be studied at the Tevatron, giving competitive and/or complementary information with e+e- B factories. How will this information contribute to testing the CKM picture and, possibly, discovering new physics?

* Can we identify a set of measurements which form a "complete set"? What pieces of information do we need to confront the Standard Model? If theorists cannot calculate the necessary ingredients, what other measurements could help?

* Can we make sure that we are not "forgetting" something? Can we identify "new" processes which are possible to study experimentally and might extend the B physics potential of the experiments?

* Improve the ability to perform realistic simulations of the interesting processes, and to understand the sensitivity of the experiments. What set of triggers will enable the desired measurements?


Please register through the workshop homepage.

For information on acommodation, transportation, etc., please see the workshop (or the Fermilab) homepage.


Cynthia Sazama
M.S. 122
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
P.O. Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510
Fax: 630-840-8589


Richard Jesik, Andreas Kronfeld, Robert Kutschke, Zoltan Ligeti, Manfred Paulini, Barry Wicklund