A.O. Poluektova aBudker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, prosp. akad. Lavrenteva 11, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russian Federation bRussian Federation State Scientific Center ‘A.I. Alikhanov Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics’, ul. Bolshaya Cheremushkinskaya 25, Moscow, 117259, Russian Federation
With this review, Physics-Uspekhi continues to discuss one of the most mysterious phenomenon in particle physics, that of CP violation. Recent research in this area has focused especially on the properties of B mesons. Successful B-factory experiments have allowed both the detection and detailed study of CP violation in B-meson decays. Presented here is a state of the art review of the field.