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Matt Kenzie

Research Interests

I am an experimental particle physicist and part of the University of Warwick Elementary Particle Physics Group. I have been a member of the LHCb Collaboration since 2014. My predominant research interests involve searching for, and measuring, CP violation (a violation of the symmetry between matter and anti-matter) in B-meson decays using data from the LHCb experiment at CERN. These measurements provide a powerful and precise test of the Standard Model and are sensitive to New Physics (NP) particles at extremely high energy scales.


A full list (591 published in journals as of 02/12/21) can be found at inspire-hep

Warwick Week Flavour Physics Lectures

These lectures, hosted at Warwick, are given to all first year PhD students in particle physics at several UK institutes.

Previous years course material and recordings are also available: [2020]

Reading Material and Course Overview

Lecture 1 - Flavour in the Standard Model

Lecture 2 - Mixing and CP violation

Lecture 3 - Measuring the CKM parameters

Lecture 4 - Flavour Changing Neutral Currents

Student Supervision

I currently supervise three PhD students (two at Warwick and one at Cambridge):

  • "Measurements of BstoKstKstb decays at LHCb" - Matthew Monk (Warwick)
  • "Measurement of the CKM angle γ with BdtoDzKpi decays" - Aidan Weiderhold (Warwick)
  • "Search for the Bc2D0MuNu decay and measurement of VubVcb" - Blaise Delaney (Cambridge)

I usually take two MPhys project students each year. Past projects have been

  • "Combining Beauty and Charm datasets at LHCb" (19/20) - Aidan Weiderhold and Nick Latham
  • "Studies of BstoKstKstb decays at LHCb" (20/21) - Ryan Firmin and Luke Grazette
  • "Inclusive flavour tagging for event selection at LHCb" (21/22) - Trennesh Sivakumaar and Lawrence Gilfrin

Positions and Responsibilities

  • Scientific Advisor for Netflix Production (21-)
  • LHCb UK Physics Coordinator (20-22)
  • LHCb Statistics Working Group Convener (20-22)
  • PDG Review Author, "Determination of CKM angle from B hadrons" (19-), PDG 2021
  • LHCb Beauty to Open Charm Working Group Convener (17-19)
  • HFLAV Member (LHCb contact for Unitarity Angles) (16-)

    Write to:

    Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

    Contact Details:

    Office: 451
    Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 23694
    E-Mail: matt dot kenzie at warwick dot ac dot uk