University of Barcelona

Experimental particle physics

Experimental particle physics is concerned with the design and construction of the machinery that directly probes the most extreme forms of matter accesible to scientists, as well as with the reduction and analysis of their data output. Particle physicists hope to find and study, in these high energy labs, the particles and forms of matter predicted by theoretical particle physics and cosmology, the interactions of which are described by the standard model. The most powerful collider ever built is the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which holds the promise for discoveries related to many of the unsolved questions in particle physics. [+]

ICCUB Contribution

ICCUB’s experimental particle physicists are specialized in the study of flavor physics. Specifically in measuring CP violation effects and rare decays of particles containing b or c quaks. Their long track record in this field go back into the design, construction and exploitation in the Hera-B experiment at the Desy lab, in Hamburg and the participation in the BaBar experiment at the SLAC National lab, at Stanford, CA. Currently the group is fully involved in LHCb experiment data analysis and on its upgrade project. [+]

Lines of Research