Title: Observations of CP Violation in B Meson Decays


A brief historical and theoretical introduction to CP Violation will be followed by a review of the experimental techniques employed at B-meson factories to make precise measurements of CP-violating quantities and to search for signs of physics beyond the Standard Model. I will discuss the measurements performed at the SLAC B-meson Factory where CP Violation has been firmly established, and how recent advances in harnessing the full particle-identification power of the BaBar detector are helping pave the way to observing time-dependent and direct CP violation in B0 -> pi+pi- and B0 ->K+pi-. In conclusion, I will recap the current experimental status of CP violation and take a glimpse at its future.