CP Violation in Hyperon Decays

The HyperCP (E871) collaboration at Fermilab is searching for asymmetries between matter and antimatter, or CP violation, in charged-Xi and Lambda hyperon decays, as well as for rare and forbidden hyperon and kaon decays. We are a collaboration of Academica Sinica (Taiwan), University of California at Berkeley, Fermilab, University of Guanajuato, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Lausanne, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, University of Michigan, University of South Alabama, and University of Virginia.

We built a very high-rate spectrometer with which we accumulated, in the 1997 and 1999 fixed target running periods, one of the largest data sets every recorded by a particle physics experiment: 231 billion events, or 120 Terabytes of data, on 29,401 Exabyte tapes. Analysis of the data is mature, highlights being:

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If you have any questions about the experiment, please contact either Craig Dukes (craigdukes at virginia.edu) or Kam-Biu Luk (k_luk at lbl.gov).

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