The BABAR research group at Liverpool
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Using the large samples of B meson pairs produced at
the SLAC B-Factory we are investigating CP violation (related to the matter dominance in
the Universe), quark transitions (Flavor Physics, CKM matrix), fundamental
nature (T, CPT) and heavy meson dynamics (QCD).
Our results test the Standard Model and may reveal new physics.
The SLAC B-Factory consists of a specially built asymmetric electron-positron collider (PEP-II) and the BABAR detector. It is located at Stanford University, close to San Francisco. Here are some facts:
Discovery: BABAR announces the observation of D mixing (13 March 2007). Read the PPARC press release here and download the paper from here.
200 papers: BABAR submits its 200th journal publication (April 2006), five years after the first one. Read the SLAC press release here . BABAR results are published in Physical Review Letters and Physical Review D. We have 30 "top-cited" papers (more than 50 SPIRES citations), three of them already above the 200 mark!
Discovery: BABAR finds new exotic particle (01 July 2005). Read the SLAC press release here and download the paper from here [Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 142001 (2005)]. This was one of the 100 Top Science Stories of 2005 in Discover magazine.
Discovery: BABAR announces the observation of Direct CP Violation in B0 -> K+ pi- (02 August 2004). Read the PPARC press release here and download the paper from here [Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 131801 (2004)].
Discovery: BABAR finds new charm meson with unexpected mass(28 April 2003). Read the SLAC press release here and download the paper from here [Phys. Rev. D 69, 031101 (2004)].
Computing: The BABAR database store passed the 500Terabyte mark in April 2002, making it the largest known single database in the world. See the SLAC Press release.
Discovery: BABAR announces first observation of CP violation in the B meson system (5 July 2001). We measured:
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Babar at Liverpool
Contact: Christos Touramanis firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: (0151)7946970