Roadmap for selected key measurements of LHCb

Raymond Mountain, Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
M. Artuso, Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
S. Blusk, Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
A. Borgia, Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
First authors listed from Syracuse University, 507 additional authors not listed

378 pages; added one author name that had been accidentally omitted More information at http://arxiv.org/abs/0912.4179

Description/Abstract

Six of the key physics measurements that will be made by the LHCb experiment, concerning CP asymmetries and rare B decays, are discussed in detail. The "road map" towards the precision measurements is presented, including the use of control channels and other techniques to understand the performance of the detector with the first data from the LHC.