The seminar will be held by Dr. Gediminas Šarpis, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Edinburgh, LHCb Outreach Convener.
The production of helium and anti-helium nuclei is studied for the first time with the LHCb detector
in pp collisions at √s =13 TeV. The used dataset was collected between the years 2016 to 2018 and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of L = 5.5 fb^-1. The helium nuclei are identified using ionization losses in the silicon sensors of the VELO and ST detectors, alongside timing measurements in the OT drift tubes. A total of 10^5 prompt helium and anti-helium are identified with negligible background contamination.
First application of this method is the reconstruction of hypertritons via the 2-body decay into Helium-3 and a charged pion. A total of 10^2 hypertriton candidates are found. This example proves the feasibility of a rich program of measurements of QCD and astrophysics interest involving light nuclei.
Date and time: 20 February, 16:00
Location: A101 Conference Room, Saulėtekio al. 3.