US/LHC Welcomes a New Blogger: Anna Phan for LHCb: a different type of detector

Anna Phan

“Greetings and salutations everybody! I’m gratified and honoured to be the first LHCb US LHC blogger. As well being new to US LHC, I’m also new to the LHCb collaboration, so we can all learn about LHCb and B physics together.

Today I thought I would start by introducing the LHCb detector. Here is a schematic:

LHCb is not a general purpose detector, with the aim of detecting as many different types of physics events as possible; it is especially designed to measure the decays of B mesons (more about why we care specifically about B mesons in a future post).

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