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FORCE 2007: Construction of the LHCb experiment

English title FORCE 2007: Construction of the LHCb experiment
Applicant Straumann Ulrich
Number 116529
Funding scheme FORCE / CERN
Research institution Physik-Institut Universität Zürich
Institution of higher education University of Zurich - ZH
Main discipline Particle Physics
Start/End 01.04.2007 - 31.03.2008
Approved amount 350'000.00
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Keywords (6)

CKM Matrix; Standard Model; b quark ; B meson; LHCb; CP violation

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary
In this project we develop new simulation algorithms for quantum systems and use them to investigate the unusual properties of exotic quantum states and phase transitions between them. As one prominent example I want to highlight the "supersolid" phase, which is a conjectured unusual quantum state that is at the same time solid and superfluid (a frictionless liquid). While the phases "solid" and "liquid" seem to be exclusive, a quantum system can potentially be both at the same time and form a supersolid. Using computer simulations we can investigate whether, for example, solid Helium forms such a supersolid state, or look for other systems in which a supersolid could appear. Other exotic phases we will investigate are deconfined quantum phase transitions, and exotic phases with anyonic excitations.
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Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
111995 FORCE: High precision CP-violation physics at LHCb 01.04.2006 FORCE / CERN
119844 FORCE: Construction of the LHCb experiment 01.04.2008 FORCE / CERN
119967 FORCE 2008: High Precision CP Violation Physics at LHCb 01.04.2008 FORCE / CERN
119968 High Precision CP Violation Physics at LHCb 01.04.2008 Project funding

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