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What is the LHCb Experiment at CERN?

The LHCb (Large Hadron Collider beauty) experiment is one of eight particle physics detector experiments collecting data at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.LHCb is a specialized b-physics experiment, designed primarily to measure the parameters of CP violation in the interactions of b-hadrons (heavy particles containing a bottom quark). Such studies can help to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe. The detector is also able to perform measurements of production cross sections, exotic hadron spectroscopy, charm physics and electroweak physics in the forward region. The LHCb collaboration, who built, operate and analyse data from the experiment, is composed of approximately 1260 people from 74 scientific institutes, representing 16 countries. Chris Parkes succeeded on July 1, 2020 as spokesperson for the collaboration to Giovanni Passaleva (spokesperson 2017-2020). The experiment is located at point 8 on the LHC tunnel close to Ferney-Voltaire, France just over the border from Geneva. The (small) MoEDAL experiment shares the same cavern.

What is the LHCb experiment at CERN?

LHCb is a special purpose experiment being prepared for the CERN LHC collider. Its primary aim is to investigate the decays of B-particles (particles containing b-quarks) and so provide insight into the phenomenon of matter-antimatter asymmetries.
The collaboration comprises almost 1000 physicists and engineers from more than 65 institutes from all over the world.

Discover the beauty of LHC’s antimatter specialist aka LHCb experiment with spokesperson Chris Parkes (University of Manchester, UK).

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