LHCb Collaboration in front of the LHCb detector
The LHC will collide protons at a centre-of-mass energy of 14TeV, which will produce 1012 bb
pairs each year at the interaction point of the experiment. LHCb will
exploit this enormous production rate to study CP violating effects and
other phenomena in the decays of B mesons. The measurements will be
sensitive to new physics contributions beyond the Standard Model.
The RAL PPD Group has responsibilities in the construction and operation of the RICH detectors, the building of the worldwide Computing Grid to process data and in the physics exploitation of the experiment.