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Carlos Marinas - The Phase 2 run of the Belle II experiment

RTG seminar on February 13th, 2019

Having started data taking at the beginning of 2018, the Belle II experiment is a substantial upgrade of the Belle detector, operating at the SuperKEKB collider at the KEK laboratory in Japan. The experiment represents the cumulative effort from the collaboration of experimental and detector physics, computing, and software development. Taking everything learned from the previous Belle experiment, which ran from 1998 to 2010, Belle II aims to probe deeper than ever before into the field of heavy quark physics. By achieving an integrated luminosity of 50 ab−1 and accumulating 50 times more data than the previous experiment across its lifetime, the Belle II experiment will push the high precision frontier of high energy physics. Both, accelerator and detector, have already successfully completed the commissioning phase, recording the first electron versus positron collisions in April 2018. This presentation will give an overview of the key accelerator and detector components that make the Belle II experiment possible, with emphasis on the achieved pixel detector performance during the Phase 2 commissioning stage.
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