This article reports world averages of measurements of $b$-hadron, $c$-hadron, and $\tau$-lepton properties obtained by the Heavy Flavor Averaging Group using results available through summer 2016. For the averaging, common input parameters used in the various analyses are adjusted (rescaled) to common values, and known correlations are taken into account. The averages include branching fractions, lifetimes, neutral meson mixing parameters, \CP~violation parameters, parameters of semileptonic decays and CKM matrix elements.
- Pub Date:
- December 2016
- High Energy Physics - Experiment;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 498 pages, 293 figures, many tables. Online updates available at http://www.slac.stanford.edu/xorg/hflav/. v2 updated with important improvements. v3 corresponds to published version