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School of Physics and Astronomy

SPA Colloquium - Are we seeing signs of new particles?

When: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 4:30 PM -
Where: For MS Teams link please email:,

Speaker: Prof Adrian Bevan and Dr Marcella Bona

The LHCb experiment at CERN recently reported evidence for evidence for a new type of fundamental interaction, that could be from a new particle.

This is the latest hint at possible new physics effects arising from the existence of unidentified particles in a decade long trail of unexplained anomalies. These are called the B anomalies in the literature.  These measurements rely on applying quantum interference to "sense" the existence of high energy particles.  We will talk about the measurement method in the context of quark flavour physics, the LHCb result and work at the ATLAS experiment that our particle physics group at QMUL has, and continues to play a lead role in.