India+ lectures on Heavy Ion Collision experiments

Global analysis of heavy-ion collisions at the LHCb collaboration

by Dr. Oscar Boente

Thursday, December 22, 2022 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
The Large Hadron Collider Beauty (LHCb) experiment is one of the four large experiments located at the LHC at CERN. It is a general purpose detector in the forward region able to detect and identify charged and neutral particles between 2 to 5 units of pseudorapidity. The LHCb collaboration has a diverse program to study different configurations of hadronic collisions: proton-proton, proton-lead and lead-lead, in its collider mode; and proton-gas and lead-gas, in its unique fixed-target configuration. In this talk, LHCb contributions to the study of these systems will be covered, focusing on event characterization techniques with observables such as centrality and particle multiplicity. The implications of some recent measurements in different collision systems will be discussed, as well as current experimental challenges and prospects for the LHCb Upgrade I