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  • Particle Physics at UCD on LHCb

    These are the webpages for the particle physicists working on the LHCb experiment at CERN. They contain a mixture of general level information for the public to explain what we are doing, as well as more specialist information suitable for researchers in the field. Hopefully you will find what you are looking for!

    The LHC collider will recreate energies that last existed one billionth of a second after the Big Bang, when the universe was about the size of a football. We want to understand how the fundamental forces and building blocks of matter behave.

    In preparation for first collisions in September 2008, we have been helping prepare the LHCb detector for physics. We are involved with the trigger, the silicon detector, and Grid computing while also preparing for physics analyses that will test how the electroweak force behaves and examine the internal workings of the proton, looking at how the quarks and gluons within are arranged. Links to each of these topics are present on the sidebar.

    We always have opportunities for students who wish to work in our group while studying for a Ph.D. If you are interested, get in touch for more information, or come visit us in the School of Physics at UCD.