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Name Dr Jonas Rademacker
Job title Reader in Physics
Department School of Physics University of Bristol
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Qualifications MSc(Soton), PhD(Oxon)
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Keywords LHCb
Flavour Physics
B physics
CP violation
Charm Physics
Dalitz Plots
matter antimatter asymmetry
CKM matrix
Areas of expertise My particle physics research focuses on "quark flavour physics" at the LHCb experiment at CERN and the (now closed) CLEO-c experiment at Cornell.

This research is closely related to CP violation, the fundamental difference between matter and antimatter. CP violation is required to explain the matter-antimatter imbalance of the universe, i.e. the fact matter and antimatter created in the beginning have not annihilated completely, but some matter (that's us!) is left over.

Quark flavour physics is the precision study of how quarks change from one type (say "top") to another (e.g. "down"). New particles, predicted in many theories, can affect these flavour changes. The clue is that these new particles can be even heavier than heaviest particles directly produced at the highest energy colliders - we can see "beyond the energy frontier". The new data from LHCb allow a completely new level of precision and thus New Physics sensitivity.
Languages (other than English)
German spoken    written
Media experience none