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Searching for Lorentz Invariance Violation at the LHCb

I. L. Dijck, (2015) Searching for Lorentz Invariance Violation at the LHCb. Bachelor's Thesis, Physics.

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Abstract

Recent work at the Van Swinderen Institute on Lorentz invariance violation (LIV) in weak interactions, has led to a formulation that suggests possible experimental searches for LIV in weak decay. All laws of physics are supposed to be invariant under the Lorentz transformations from special relativity. This means they do not depend on velocity boosts and rotations of inertial frames. Many modern theories that go beyond current physics question this absolute symmetry. Lorentz violation is expected to modulate decay rates in certain directions, relative to some absolute frame of reference. Theory shows that if such decays occur with high energies (Lorentz factors g > 100) spectacularly increased sensitivity to LIV can be obtained. The experimental setup used cannot be rotated and therefore has to rely solely on Earth’s rotation when searching for LIV effects. The data used for the analysis comes from the LHCb experiment at CERN, with moderate g factors.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Physics
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:05
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:05
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/12981

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