A first measurement of the CKM quark mixing element Vcb at the weak scale using the ATLAS experiment

Lead Research Organisation: University of Warwick
Department Name: Physics


The CKM quark mixing element Vcb has only been measured before at the energy scale ~2GeV available in B decays. In this PhD project, the student will contribute to the first pioneering measurement of this quantity at the weak scale using data from the ATLAS experiment at CERN. The project will begin with a feasibility study of such a measurement, comparing different approaches. It will continue by performing the first measurement using the method determined to be the best. In this way it may be possible to resolve the running of this quantity with energy scale, which would represent the first ever observation of the running of a CKM mixing element with energy scale.


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Harrison P (2019) A method to determine |Vcb| at the weak scale in top decays at the LHC in Journal of High Energy Physics

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/R505195/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021
1917441 Studentship ST/R505195/1 02/10/2017 31/03/2021 Vangelis Emilov Vladimirov