My research work was focused on the study of CP violation in systems of beauty mesons, in particular the measurement of the CKM matrix parameter sin(2β) in the decay of the B0 meson and it’s anti-particle into the common J/ψ KS final state. Previously, I was involved in the measurement of the B0 oscillation frequency ∆md.
As the LHCb detector does not operates on its own, a lot of people are constantly involved in keeping it running. I took part in this task as an LHCb data manager. As a visitor guide I showed interested people around the experiment and tried to provide insights into my work and the value of fundamental science to society.
The day to day tasks consisted in programming (mainly C++ and Python), data analysis and quantitative methods, i.e. statistics, model building, Monte Carlo simulations, and machine learning, and—of course—meeting with other members of the international LHCb collaboration. I earned profound experience in teaching and in the supervision of B.Sc. and M.Sc. students.
2010 - 2015
Ph.D. in experimental high energy physics,
Thesis title: Precision measurement of the CKM parameter sin(2β) with the LHCb experiment,
Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Spaan,
TU Dortmund University
2004 - 2009
Thesis title: Inverse seesaw mechanism in low-scale trinification models,
TU Dortmund University
Below a digest of publications I was involved in. A comprehensive list of publications can be found on my InspireHEP profile.
Precision measurement of the CKM parameter sin(2β) with the LHCb experiment, doctoral thesis, TU Dortmund University, Repo
LHCb collaboration, R. Aaij et al., Measurement of CP violation in B0→J/ψ KS decays, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115 (2015), p. 031601, arXiv:1503.07089 [hep-ex]
LHCb collaboration, R. Aaij et al., Measurement of the time-dependent CP asymmetries in Bs→J/ψ KS, Journal of High Energy Physics 06 (2015) p. 131, arXiv:1503.07055 [hep-ex]
LHCb collaboration, R. Aaij et al., Measurement of the B0 anti-B0 oscillation frequency ∆md with the decays B0→D−π+ and B0→J/ψ K∗0, Phys.Lett. B719 (2013), pp. 318-325, arXiv:1210.6750 [hep-ex]
Epiphany Conference, Krakau, Flavour tagging and flavour oscillation measurements at LHCb, January 2013
109th LHCC Meeting - Open Session, Optimisation and calibration of the LHCb opposite side flavour tagging, March 2012
Local organiser of the 2014 International Masterclasses – hands on particle physics for high school students at TU Dortmund University