Wayne State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Colloquium

Thursday 25 February 1999

HERA-B and its Physics Potentials

Kwong Lau, University of Houston

HERA-B is a fixed-target experiment at DESY aimed at primarily measuring CP violation in the beauty system. The experiment employs an internal wire target in the 920 GeV proton storage ring (HERA) at DESY. The hadronic interactions, occurring at 40 MHz, are analyzed by a fine-grained forward spectrometer built around the proton beam pipe. The apparatus features state-of-the-art detector technologies in vertexing, charged particle tracking, hadron and lepton (muons and electrons) identification. The experiment is currently taking data with a partial detector. The performance of the detector and its physics potentials in this run and the CP run starting this Fall with a complete detector will be described.

Colloquium starts at 16:00 in Room 245 and lasts about 1 hour including questions. Refreshments are served at 15:30 in room 245.

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