Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 4th May 2011 at 1:30pm
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

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

The LHCb experiment: First Results and Prospects

Mitesh Patel (Imperial College)


This talk will review the motivation behind some of the key physics goals of the LHCb experiment and will present the first results. The main focus will be the decays Bs,d->mumu, which can be used to probe any extended Higgs sector; the decay Bs->J/Psi phi, which probes new phases in Bs-mixing; and the decay Bd->K*mumu, which is sensitive to new couplings. The prospects for 2011 data-taking will also be reviewed, along with other first measurements that LHCb has made.