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LHCb experiment

Last month, the LHCb experiment recorded simultaneously data from proton-proton collisions at 5 TeV for its heavy-ion programme and a parallel stream of data from fixed-target collisions.

LHCb prepares for the major upgrade in LS2

by Rolf Lindner and Eric Thomas

After a very successful year, LHCb goes now into the Years-End-Technical-Stop YETS.

LHCb collaboration meets to discuss recent results and future prospects

by Monica Pepe-Altarelli (LHCb collaboration)

A record number of over three hundred physicists from the LHCb collaboration got together for the 7th edition of the workshop on the “Implications of LHCb measurements and future prospects”. 

Scintillation light at the end of the tunnel

by Lukas Gruber (EP-LBD)

More than 10’000 km of scintillating plastic fibres are developed and tested for the upgrade of the LHCb tracker detector.   

New LHC results presented at EPS-HEP 2017

by Panos Charitos

In July, more than 700 physicists gathered in Venice to discuss the latest developments in the field of particle physics at EPS 2017, one of the most important international conferences of the field.

New data from B decays recorded in the LHCb experiment challenge lepton universality.  

A wealth of new results from the LHC experiments was presented in the 52 edition of the Moriond conference. 

Wealth of new results in Quark Matter 2017

by Panos Charitos

Last month, the LHC experiment collaborations presented their latest results at the Quark Matter 2017 conference on how matter behaved in the very early moments of the universe.

The LHCb collaboration recently published in Nature Physics the first evidence for the violation of the CP symmetry in baryon decays.

LHCb searches for CP violation

by Monica Pepe Altarelli

LΗCb has been performing many accurate measurements of CP-violating asymmetries in processes involving beauty- and charm-hadron decays to determine whether they are consistent with the CKM mechanism or whether new physics should be invoked to explain them.