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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.

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.

Reading Material and Course Overview

Lecture 1 [recording] - Flavour in the Standard Model

Lecture 2 [recording] - Mixing and CP violation

Lecture 3 [recording] - Measuring the CKM parameters

Lecture 4 [recording] - Flavour Changing Neutral Currents

Student Supervision

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

  • "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

Responsibilities

  • LHCb UK Physics Coordinator (20-22)
  • LHCb Statistics Working Group Convener (20-22)
  • LHCb Beauty to Open Charm Working Group Convener (17-19)

    Write to:

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

    Contact Details:

    Office: 444
    Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 23694
    E-Mail: Matt dot Kenzie at warwick dot ac dot uk