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OnderzoekVan Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and GravityExperimental particle physicsResearchgroup LHCb

Researchgroup LHCb

LHCb is an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider of CERN set up to explore what happened after the Big Bang that allowed matter to survive and build the Universe we inhabit today. At the highest possible energies we study the properties and behavior of elementary particles

Our research revolves around two themes: the search for the violation of Lorentz Invariance and the use of GPGPUs for high-performance computing. Lorentz symmetry is the basis of modern particle physics and general relativity. Breaking of this symmetry may be used to search for signals from the otherwise inaccessible Planck scale. GPGPUs are a cost and power efficient alternative for high-performance scientific computing. We study their suitability for use as an online trigger.