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The University of Warwick joined the LHCb collaboration in November 2008. We receive, or have received, funding from a number of external sources including:

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A list of all the publications we have worked on is available under Physics Analysis.

Latest news

  • 11 June 2024: Congratulations to Menglin Xu and Emir Muhammed, who have been awarded the LHCb Early Career Award with citation: "For an outstanding contribution to Simulation. These include contributions to the detector project to allow all 5 versions of the LHCb detector to be supported together. This is crucial progress towards using the DD4Hep detector description in simulation and for Upgrade 2 studies."
  • 6 June 2024: "Observation of new charmonium(-like) states in B+→D*±D∓K+ decays" available as arXiv:2406.03156
  • 23 May 2024: We are advertising for a Research Fellow to work on TORCH development and physics data analysis. Deadline Thursday 20 June 2024 at 23:45 BST
  • 22 May 2024: "Study of b-hadron decays to Λ+ch−h′− final states" available as arXiv:2405.12688
  • 2 May 2024: "Amplitude analysis and branching fraction measurement of B+→D*D+sπ+ decays" available as arXiv:2405.00098
  • 23 April 2024: "The LHCb VELO Upgrade Module Construction" available as arXiv:2404.13615
  • 11 March 2024: "Reappraisal of SU(3)-flavor breaking in B→DP" available as arXiv:2403.04878. Update 24 June 2024: published as PR D109 (2024) 113006.
  • 7 March 2024:" Amplitude analysis of the Λ0bpKγ decay" available as arXiv:2403.03710. Update 21 June 2024: published as JHEP 06 (2024) 098.
  • 25 January 2024: "Visualisation of CP-violation effects in decay-time-dependent analyses of multibody B-meson decays" available as arXiv:2401.13473. Update 28 March 2024: published as EPJ C84 (2024) 327.
  • 20 December 2023: "Search for B+c→π+μ+μ− decays and measurement of the branching fraction ratio B(B+c→ψ(2S)π+)/B(B+c→J/ψπ+)" available as arXiv:2312.12228. Update 7 May 2024: published as EPJ C84 (2024) 468
  • 9 November 2023: "Charge-dependent curvature-bias corrections using a pseudomass method" available as arXiv:2311.04670. Update 12 March 2024 published as JINST 19 (2024) P03010
  • 19 September 2023: "Testable Likelihoods for Beyond-the-Standard Model Fits" available as arXiv:2309.10365. Update 8 December 2023: published as EPJ C83 (2023) 1115
  • 25 August 2023: "Measurement of Z boson production cross-section in pp collisions at √s=5.02TeV" available as arXiv:2308.12940. Update 21 February 2024 published as JHEP 02 (2024) 070
  • 22 August 2023: "Study of Ξb and Ωb decays to Λc+ hh' final states" available as LHCb-CONF-2023-001
  • 21 August 2023: "Compatibility and combination of world W-boson mass measurements" available as arXiv:2308.09417. Update 2 May 2024: published as EPJ C 84 (2024) 451
  • 12 July 2023: Case study of Riley Henderson as a MWAPP Joint PhD student available. Direct link to YouTube video.
  • 19 May 2023: "The LHCb Upgrade I" available as arXiv:2305.10515. Update 23 May 2024: published as JINST 19 (2024) P05065

The Group



  • Tim Gershon (Professor)
  • Tom Blake (Associate Professor)
  • Michal Kreps (Reader)
  • Mika Vesterinen (Associate Professor)
  • Nicole Skidmore (Assistant Professor)
  • John Back (Senior Research Fellow)
  • Tom Latham (Senior Research Fellow)
  • Fernando Abudinén (Research Fellow)
  • Miguel Ramos Pernas (Research Fellow)
  • Menglin Xu (Research Fellow)
  • Marion Lehuraux (Research Fellow)
  • Ross Hunter (Research Fellow)
  • Valeriia Zhovkovska (Research Fellow)
  • Raul Rabadan (Research Fellow)
  • Tom Jones (Ph.D. student)
  • Bhagyashree Pagare (Ph.D. student)
  • Ahmed Abdelmotteleb (Ph.D. student)
  • Anja Beck (Ph.D. student)
  • Alex Ward (Ph.D. student)
  • Aidan Wiederhold (Ph.D. student)
  • Matthew Monk (Ph.D. student)
  • Lorenzo Paolucci (Ph.D. student)
  • Emir Muhammad (Ph.D. student)
  • Alex Davidson (Ph.D. student)
  • Luke Grazette (Ph.D. student)
  • George Hallett (Ph.D. student)




We are members of the VErtex LOcator subdetector group and authors of the VELO performance paper (arXiv:1405.7808). We are involved in the upgrade of the VELO subdetector, and planning for future upgrades to cope with ever higher data rates.



We are responsible for the EvtGen Monte Carlo generator within the experiment.

Trigger, data stripping and real time analysis

We are involved with the HLT2 (high-level trigger), data stripping and real time analysis activity.


We are members of the TORCH collaboration, carrying out R&D for a novel time-of-flight detector that could provide particle identification information, to discriminate between charged pions, kaons and protons at low momentum.

Physics Analysis (more information here)

We have leading roles in the collaboration in measurements related to the angle γ (gamma) of the so-called Unitarity Triangle and of rare b hadron decays mediated by the b→sμ+μ transition. We also have interests in several other areas, particularly in analyses involving Dalitz plot analysis. We hosted an LHCb UK workshop on Dalitz plot analysis in October 2009.


Information on job openings and Ph.D. positions in the Warwick EPP group can be found here. Please feel free to contact us (T dot J dot Gershon at warwick dot ac dot uk) for more information or to discuss possibilities.

Theses and Alumni

      • Paul Harrison (moved to ATLAS)
      • Mark Whitehead CERN-THESIS-2012-130 "Observation of the decay B0→D0K+K− with the LHCb detector at CERN", moved to a CERN fellowship
      • Matt Williams CERN-THESIS-2013-351 "Search for a wrong-flavour contribution to Bs→Dsπ decays and study of CP violation in Bs→DsK decays", moved to University of Birmingham
      • David Dossett CERN-THESIS-2013-299 "Measurement of the B0d,s→K∗±h∓ decay branching fractions at the LHCb experiment", moved to University of Melbourne
      • Matt Reid CERN-THESIS-2014-125 "Branching fraction measurements of B0(s)→J/ψK0Sh+h(′)− decays", took a job in the financial sector
      • Tomas Pilar CERN-THESIS-2014-302 "Measurement of the neutral D meson mixing parameters in D0→KSπ+π− decays", took a job in software
      • Rafael Silva Coutinho CERN-THESIS-2015-117 "Studies of charmless three-body b-hadron decays at LHCb", moved to University of Zurich, Switzerland
      • Daniel Craik CERN-THESIS-2015-285 "A measurement of the CKM angle γ from studies of B→DKπ Dalitz plots", moved to University of Edinburgh
      • Christoph Langenbruch (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at Warwick) moved to take up Emmy Noether fellowship at RWTH Aachen University, Germany
      • Charlotte Wallace CERN-THESIS-2016-064 "Studies of excited D mesons in B meson decays", moved to University of Bristol and then to a civil service job
      • Ronnie Rera CERN-THESIS-2017-018 "Search for the decay B+→D*−K+π+", went into officer training with the US Air Force
      • Chris Everett CERN-THESIS-2016-322 "An angular analysis of Λb→Λμ+μ decays at the LHCb experiment", moved to nuclear physics group at University of Liverpool
      • Jean Wicht (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow) returned to Switzerland and took a job in software
      • Daniel O'Hanlon CERN-THESIS-2017-184 "Studies of CP-violation in charmless three-body b-hadron decays", moved to Universita Bologna, Italy with an INFN fellowship
      • Wenbin Qian (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow) moved to take up an academic position at UCAS, China
      • Anton Poluektov (Postdoctoral research fellow) moved to take up an academic position at CPPM, Marseille
      • David Loh (Ph.D. student), left academic research
      • Abhijit Mathad CERN-THESIS-2018-237 "Search for CP violation in charmless three-body decays of strange-beauty baryons", moved to University of Zurich, Switzerland
      • Andrew Crocombe CERN-THESIS-2018-360 "Studies of rare decays using the LHCb experiment", took a job in software
      • Cayo Costa Sobral CERN-THESIS-2019-246 "Measurement of the relative branching fractions of charmless three-body B+ decays at LHCb", took a job in software
      • Olli Lupton (Postdoctoral research fellow) moved to EPFL, working for the Blue Brain project
      • Edward Millard CERN-THESIS-2020-306 "Studies of the rare decays B0 (Bs0) → π+πμ+μ with the LHCb experiment"
      • Niladri Sahoo (Postdoctoral research fellow) moved to University of Birmingham
      • Arnau Brossa Gonzalo CERN-THESIS-2022-007 "First observation of K+π and sDbar*(2007)Kπ+ decays in LHCb", moved to Santiago de Compostela
      • Flavia Cicala CERN-THESIS-2022-350 "Measurement of the angular distribution of the B+ → π+μμ+ decay and R&D towards a future upgrade of the particle identification system of the LHCb experiment", moved to a PDRA position on neutrino experiments at UCL
      • Ross Hunter CERN-THESIS-2022-327 "Precise measurements of the W boson’s mass and lepton flavour universality, and trigger development with the LHCb experiment at CERN", remaining as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Warwick LHCb group
      • Andy Morris, CERN-THESIS-2022-367 "Time dependent CP asymmetries in B0 → DCP π+π decays at LHCb", moved to CPPM Marseille
      • Luis Miguel Garcia Martin (Postdoctoral research fellow), moved to EPFL
      • Matt Kenzie, moved to the University of Cambridge
      • Bhagyashree Pagare, CERN-THESIS-2023-328 "Search for the decays where , are or at LHCb"
      • Tom Jones, moved to a PDRA position on neutrino experiments at Lancaster
      • Vedanshu Mahajan

      Completed grants