Nikhef is a member of the LHCb experiment, one of the detectors of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva. Together with international colleagues, they try to find answers to the many questions surrounding, among other things, matter and antimatter.
What is LHCb?
What does the LHCb research entail exactly?
What is Nikhef's contribution to the research project?
Programme leader of the LHCb programme at Nikhef is Marcel Merk.
During 2014 the LHCb detector was prepared for the upcoming Run 2 of the LHC at a higher beam energy of 13 TeV and a more frequent collision rate of 40 MHz. At the same time, the data collected in 2011 and 2012 were further analysed, in particular to search for signals from physics beyond the Standard Model. The results of three of these searches, with leading contributions of the Nikhef group, are summarised here.
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