Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 18th November 2020 at 13:30

(virtual coffee served at 13:15)

A new era of Precision: Testing the Standard Model with Electroweak Measurements at LHCb

William Barter (Imperial College)


The LHCb experiment at the LHC has made a series of measurements that test the Standard Model. In this talk I will consider measurements of directly produced electroweak bosons. These measurements can be used to test different aspects of physics. While electroweak boson data from the first period of LHC operations was primarily used to probe QCD, larger datasets allow smaller effects to be probed, and we are now entering a new era of precision measurements of electroweak physics. I will illustrate this with examples from LHCb measurements, and set out the LHCb collaboration’s plans in the coming years. These plans significantly benefit from a proposed future upgrade of the experiment at the end of this decade, which I will also discuss.