LHCb Physics

There exist many extremely important measurements which are only, or best, done at LHCb:

  • The complete study of CP in the standard model with precision measurements of CKM observables
  • Measurement of the CP violating phase associated with Bs mixing, accessed through decays such as Bs → J/ψ φ
  • The study of extremely rare B decays, most notably Bs → μμ
  • The study of kinematical distributions of highly predictable B decay modes, such as B → K* μμ.
  • Search for CP violation in charm decays.
  • Measurements of the production of heavy weak bosons in the forward region of pp collisions

Oxford has been active in many of these areas and will continue to be at their forefront into the next decade. More information can be found in LHCb's web pages.