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LHCb experiment

During, the 7th edition of the Hard Probes International Conference series was hosted by McGill University in Montréal, Canada, the LHC experiments presented a wealth of scientific results from heavy-ion collsions at the LHC. 

In the recent EPS conference, LHCb presented results from Run2 of the LHC, confirming that a certain decay involving the weak force happens with beauty quarks having a “left-handed” spin. This result is consistent with the SM, in contrast with previous measurements that allowed for a right-handed contribution.

 We asked the Data Quality Monitoring teams of the four major LHC experiments to present the tools they are using and how the DQM is organized to fit the specifications of each detector.

 LHC experiments have released a portion of its data to the public for use in education and outreach as part of CERN's policy of openness.

In the previous issue of the PH Newsletter, we introduced the Run Coordinators of CMS, LHCf, and ALICE. This time, we will get to know the Run Coordinators of ATLAS, TOTEM, and LHCb, who talk about their work and the challenges that they have to face.

Injection tests make a splash

by Paola Catapano

On Saturday 7 March, two of the LHC experiments saw proton beams for the first time after a two-year stop

LHCb gears up for Run2

by Rolf Lindner: Technical Coordinator, LHCb experiment

It is now 18 months that LHCb has not seen any particle beam passing through the experimental area, and the collaboration is eagerly waiting for the start-up of Run II in spring 2015.

LHCb is developing a new tracking detector for installation during Long Shutdown 2.

LHCb test beam programme

by Heinrich Schindler

The LHCb test beam programme is motivated by the upgrade of the experiment scheduled for installation in 2018/19.

ATLAS and LHCb evacuation exercises

by Panos Charitos

Earlier this summer, evacuation exercises took place for the first time in LHCb and ATLAS as part of CERN's continuous effort to improve even more the safety standards. 



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