BaBar @ Edinburgh
The BaBar experiment is designed to explore CP violation in the B meson system. The detector is fed by PEP II at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (Menlo Park, CA, USA). Since the first collisions in May 1999 the collaboration has collected data with an integrated luminosity of over 20 inverse fb of useable data, or about 21 million B mesons. The Edinburgh Particle Physics Experiments (EPPE) group has contributed significantly to the construction and calibration of the CsI electromagnetic calorimeter (EMC), and to the development of reconstruction software. BaBar is one of the first experiments to systematically use C++ on OO design for all of its software. We maintain the Light Pulser system for calibration of the EMC, designed and built in collaboration with the Universities in Bochum and Dresden.
The analysis effort is progressing well, the first papers will be published early in 2001. First preliminary results have been presented at the ICHEP 2000 conference. The Edinburgh group is actively involved in the following analysis
The BaBar collaboration members at Edinburgh are
Edinburgh's permanent presence at SLAC is currently
More detail information about the BaBar experiment can be found at the BaBar website, http://www.slac.stanford.edu/BFROOT (mirrored at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory http://hepunx.rl.ac.uk/BFROOT).