The LHCb Experiment at Glasgow


Welcome to the LHCb-Glasgow webpages. LHCb is the B physics experiment of the Large Hadron Collider(LHC) which is currently being built at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN). Within these pages the contributions of Glasgow LHCb group to the experiment are outlined together with their progress.

The B particles provide a unique opportunity to study the phenomenon known as CP violation. It is one of the mechanisms within the Standard Model that accounts for the asymmetry that exists between matter and anti-matter. The aim of the experiment is to perform precise tests on the mechanism in a bid to discover New Physics.

The collaboration performing the construction, commissioning and operation of the experiment is composed of around 700 members from 50 institutes and universities. There is a strong British presence that is responsible for a number of key components. The areas to which the Glasgow group contributes are:

  • The VeLo (Vertex Locator) detector, central part of the tracking system;
  • The RICH (Ring Imaging Counter) detector, used for particle identification;
  • Preparations of physics analyses;
  • Grid distributed software.

Get Involved!

Please feel free to browse the pages. You should find the current status of each of the areas of contribution. There are links to learn more about particle physics and the LHCb detector if you are new to the subject. If you are a student looking for a project take the time to read and see what interests you. Enquiries are always welcome.