Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 8th June 2011 at 1:30pm
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 1:15pm)

The Covalent Bond in Particle Spectroscopy

Angela Romano (Birmingham)


The physics programme of the NA62 experiment at the CERN SPS accelerator is organised in two phases. During the first phase (2007-2008) data were collected to study Lepton Universality with kaon decays. For my PhD thesis the same data sample is used to measure the branching ratio of the radiative K+->e+nugamma decay, which is a key ingredient to reach a precision better than 0.4% in the Lepton Universality test. The second phase (2013-2014) will measure the branching ratio of the rare K+->pi+nunubar decay with a ~10% accuracy. Within my PhD activity I am also currently in charge of a MonteCarlo simulation for a Differential Cherenkov detector that works with high rate particle beams to identify and tag charged kaons. Such detector is crucial to the success of the NA62 second phase.