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The project BSMwLHCb is funded by an ERC Starting Investigator grant to run from 1 Feb. 2010 to 31 January 2016. The full title is

"Advanced Techniques to Search for Physics Beyond the Standard Model with the LHCb Detector at CERN"

A description of the project can be found on the CORDIS website.


  • To develop advanced techniques based on Dalitz plot analysis to improve the physics reach of LHCb.
  • To study potential systematic biases in the analysis techniques and to ensure that these remain below the level of achievable statistical precision.
  • To deploy these techniques and to make precise measurements of fundamental parameters, including:
    • the Unitarity Triangle angle γ,
    • the Unitarity Triangle angle β,
    • the CP-violating phase of Bs0–Bs0bar oscillations, ϕs,
    • the CP-violating phase of D0 –D0bar oscillations, ϕD.
  • To make multiple measurements of these parameters using decays mediated by different quark-level transitions in order to over-constrain the Standard Model.
  • To train students in the use of the advanced analysis techniques that have been developed, and to promote their use more widely.
  • To advance the sensitivity to effects of new particles contributing in loops to the extent that such contributions will be definitively observed or highly constrained.



  • Tim Gershon (PI)
  • Tom Latham (post doc)
  • Mark Whitehead (post doc, Apr. 2012 - Aug.2015)
  • Tomas Pilar (Ph.D. student, Oct. 2010 - Mar. 2014)
  • Matthew Reid (Ph.D. student, Oct. 2010 - Mar. 2014)
  • Eugenia Puccio (Ph.D. student, Apr. 2011 - Jun. 2011)
  • Rafael Coutinho (Ph. D. student, Oct. 2011 - Mar. 2015)
  • Daniel Craik (Ph.D. student, Oct. 2011 - Aug. 2015)
  • Charlotte Wallace (Ph.D. student since Oct. 2012)
  • Daniel O'Hanlon (Ph.D. student since Oct. 2013)


The full list of journal publications of the LHCb experiment is given on the website of the LHCb experiment. A full list of papers from the Warwick LHCb Group is also available. Here only the papers most relevant to the project are listed:

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