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High Precision CP Violation Physics at LHCb

English title High Precision CP Violation Physics at LHCb
Applicant Schneider Olivier
Number 112169
Funding scheme Project funding
Research institution Laboratoire de physique des hautes énergies 2 EPFL - SB - IPEP - LPHE2
Institution of higher education EPF Lausanne - EPFL
Main discipline Particle Physics
Start/End 01.04.2006 - 31.03.2007
Approved amount 603'352.00
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Keywords (6)

b quark; B mesons; B physics ; heavy flavour; CP violation; CKM matrix

Lay Summary (English)

Lay summary
LHCb is an experiment designed for precise measurements of CP violation and rare B decays at the LHC collider at CERN. Its physics aims are to elucidate the flavour structure in the quark sector, and hopefully observe signals from New Physics.
LHCb is expected to be ready to take data at its full potential from the start of LHC operation, in 2007. The high-energy physics group in Lausanne, LPHE, has participated in LHCb from the beginning of the project in 1995. A group from the University of Zurich has joined the LHCb collaboration in 1999.
Members of LPHE play important roles in the leadership of the LHCb experiment. Our main responsibilities and activities are:
- Development, construction, and commissioning of the readout boards "TELL1" and of the electronics for LHCb's silicon vertex detector "VELO".
- Development, construction, and commissioning of the silicon "Inner Tracker" detector, in collaboration with other institutes (in particular the University of Zurich) involved in LHCb's Silicon Tracker project.
- Participation in Monte Carlo studies to develop trigger algorithms, optimize physics performance and prepare physics analysis.
Timed by the requirement to have the LHCb detector ready for data taking in mid-2007, our objectives for the forthcoming period are:
- Participation in the construction and beam tests of one quarter of the VELO starting in the first half of 2006, implying the production of 30 TELL1 and associated analogue interfaces, and the finalization of the first version of the TELL1 firmware.
- Production of the remaining 320 TELL1 and VELO electronics boards by end of June 2006.
- Production and testing of all the Inner Tracker modules, detector boxes, and support frames; installation and commissioning of the Inner Tracker system.
- Participation in the adaptation of the trigger algorithms to the new 1 MHz readout scheme.
- Completion of four thesis works involving physics performance studies, and participation in the preparation for real data analysis.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

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Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
116737 High Precision CP Violation Physics at LHCb 01.04.2007 Project funding
107562 High Precision CP Violation Physics at LHCb 01.04.2005 Project funding