Experimental particle physics

Experimental particle physics is devoted to the design and construction of instrumentation that directly probes the most fundamental forms of matter accessible to scientists, together with the corresponding analysis of the obtained data. Particle physicists hope to find and study, in high energy experiments, all forms of matter and their interactions predicted by theoretical particle physics and cosmology. The most powerful collider ever built, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), is shedding light to many of the unsolved questions in particle physics. [+]

ICCUB Contribution

ICCUB’s experimental particle physicists are specialized in the study of flavor physics. Specifically in measuring CP violation effects and rare decays of particles containing b or c quarks. Their long track record in this field go back into the design, construction and exploitation in the Hera-B experiment at the DESY lab, in Hamburg and the participation in the BaBar experiment at the SLAC National lab, at Stanford, CA. Currently the group is fully involved in LHCb experiment data analysis, and on its projected upgrades, searching for physics beyond the SM through rare flavour changing neutral currents. [+]

Lines of Research