Welcome to the Romanian LHCb Group Official Web Page!

Recording pp collisions at the world most powerful particle accelerator - the Large Hadron Collider LHC at CERN - LHCb is a forward single arm spectrometer designed to look for New Physics through precise measurements of CP violation and rare decays, using particles that contain charm or beauty quarks.

About 760 scientists from 54 physics institutes, universities and laboratories around the world are involved in the LHCb experiment at CERN, with support from several hundreds technicians and engineers.

Further informations and news about the LHCb collaboration can be found here, while a more detailed, strictly scientifical view of the LHCb experiment is accessible here.

The Romanian group in IFIN-HH initiated the collaboration with LHCb in 1996 and its participation in the experiment was later regulated by a series of Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) - see MoU for the construction of the detector (LHCb-RRB-D-2000-24), MoU for maintenance and operation (CERN-RRB-2002-032), MoU LCG for the development, maintenance and exploitation of the local GRID clusters in the Tier 2 Romanian Federation (CERN-C-RRB-2005-01/Rev.).

The group is mainly hosted by the Department of Elementary Particles at the "Horia Hulubei" National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH) in Bucharest, Romania. Some of the members of our group are hosted by other departments at IFIN-HH ensuring synergy at institute level. It has about 12 members (end of 2011) who work on tasks and physics studies which fall under the responsibility of the group, also performing off-line and on-line shifts for monitoring the LHCb detector at LHC, CERN during data taking. Recently (summer 2015), in the frame of the LHCb Upgrade program a group from ┼×tefan cel Mare University of Suceava has joined the LHCb activities in Romania.

Group Funding

Our group's financial support is ensured through a time-limited, dedicated scientific grant within the frame of the Romania-CERN collaboration and various other grants on related topics which members of our group are welcome and encouraged to apply for in the frame of calls opened by domestic and foreign financing agencies. An up-to-date status of the grants supporting the group's activity is presented in detail in the GRANTS section of this web site (on-going IFA/CERN-RO/LHCb 7/16.03.2016).

Open Positions

Young Physics graduates wanting to pursue M.Sc./Ph.D. studies in the field of High Energy Physics are welcome to apply for positions in our group. Please send the group's (deputy) leader a CV and a letter of intent and you'll be contacted as soon as possible for further details.