Search for Λc+→pK+π− and Ds+→K+K+π− using genetic programming event selection
We apply a genetic programming technique to search for the doubly Cabibbo suppressed decays Λc+→pK+π− and Ds+→K+K+π−. We normalize these decays to their Cabibbo favored partners and find BR(Λc+→pK+π−)/BR(Λc+→pK−π+)=(0.05±0.26±0.02)% and BR(Ds+→K+K+π−)/BR(Ds+→K−K+π+)=(0.52±0.17±0.11)% where the first errors are statistical and the second are systematic. Expressed as 90% confidence levels (CL), we find <0.46 and <0.78%, respectively. This is the first successful use of genetic programming in a high energy physics data analysis.
Kryemadhi, Abaz, "Search for Λc+→pK+π− and Ds+→K+K+π− using genetic programming event selection" (2005). Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics Educator Scholarship. 49.