Professor in High Energy Physics
Chair Cavendish Personnel Committtee
Fellow and Director of Studies at Trinity College
JJ Thomson Avenue
Cambridge CB3 0HE
Val Gibson is currently the UK Spokesperson for the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN, Geneva. She gained her DPhil in Experimental Particle Physics from Queen's College Oxford and has previously held a physics fellowship at CERN, a 5 year SERC Advanced Fellowship, the Stokes Senior Research Fellowship at Pembroke College Cambridge and a Leverhulme Trust Royal Society Fellowship. She has published more than 300 papers on aspects of High Energy Physics.
My current research interest is the search for new phenomena in quantum loops using particles containing b-quarks, one of the third generation of quarks. These are produced in copious amounts at the LHC and are detected by the LHCb experiment. In particular, the study of the b-quark system at the LHC will provide very precise measurements of the phenomenum called CP-violation which holds the key to our understanding of the matter-antimatter imbalance in the Universe. Previously I have worked on the muon scattering experiment, EMC, CP violation in the kaon system, NA31, and the OPAL experiment at LEP.
My publications list can be found here.