Traditionally, B physics has been the domain of e+ e- machines, but already the UA1 collaboration at CERN has shown that B physics is feasible at a hadron collider. However, the combination of a better mass resolution and vertex detection with the Silicon Vertex Detector (see this example with explanation) enables the CDF experiment at Fermilab to perform a broad B physics program. The future interest in B physics lies in the study of CP violation in the system of neutral B mesons.
Please visit the Workshop on B Physics at the Tevatron web page for an overview of B physics prospects during Tevatron Run II and beyond.
The LBNL group (contact Marjorie Shapiro) is involved in
Measurement of B hadron lifetimes:
For example Bs lifetime measurement (see also CDF B hadron summary or this plot.)
Time evolution of B0 oscillations:
For example B0 mixing with jet charge and lepton tags (see also summary of B oscillation results from CDF or this plot.)
Work towards the study of CP violation:
View CDF's plans to measure CP violation as outlined in the CDF Technical Design Report for Run II which is scheduled to start in 2001.