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Professor Valerie Gibson

Professor Valerie Gibson

Professor in High Energy Physics

Chair Cavendish Personnel Committtee

Fellow and Director of Studies at Trinity College

Room 960 Rutherford Building
Cavendish Laboratory
JJ Thomson Avenue

Cambridge CB3 0HE
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 337373


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.

Research groups

High Energy Physics:

Research Interests

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. 

Key Publications

My publications list can be found here.