# Flavour physics

Read article 'ALICE studies beauty in the quark–gluon plasma'

### ALICE studies beauty in the quark–gluon plasma

In high-energy nucleus–nucleus collisions, heavy-flavour quarks (charm and beauty) are produced on a very short time scale in initial hard-scattering processes and thus they experience the entire ev...

Read article 'LHCb sees first hints of CP violation in baryons'

### LHCb sees first hints of CP violation in baryons

The LHCb experiment has uncovered tantalising evidence that baryons made of matter behave differently to those made of antimatter, violating fundamental charge-parity (CP) symmetry. Although CP-violat...

Read article 'Run 2 promises a harvest of beauty for LHCb'

### Run 2 promises a harvest of beauty for LHCb

The first b-physics analysis using data from LHC Run 2, which began in 2015 with proton–proton collisions at an energy of 13 TeV, shows great promise for the physics programme of LHCb. During 201...

Read article 'LHCb targets new source of CP violation'

### LHCb targets new source of CP violation

The LHCb collaboration presented new results at the 8th International Workshop on Charm Physics (Charm 2016), which took place in Bologna on 5 to 9 September. Among various novelties, the collaboratio...

Read article 'LHCb finds early surprises at Run 2'

### LHCb finds early surprises at Run 2

The bumper data harvest at LHC Run 2 continues for the LHCb experiment. In mid-August, the collaboration celebrated the milestone of 1 fb–1 integrated luminosity collected so far during 2016, wit...

Read article 'LHCb finds tetraquark candidates'

### LHCb finds tetraquark candidates

The LHCb collaboration has reported the observation of three new exotic hadrons and confirmed the existence of a fourth by analysing the full data sample from LHC Run 1. Although the theoretical ...

Read article 'ATLAS clocks rare decay of B mesons into muon pairs'

### ATLAS clocks rare decay of B mesons into muon pairs

The decays of the B0s and B0 into muon pairs represent an important test of the Standard Model. Such decays take place through a flavour-changing neutral current process, which occurs only through loo...