Prof. Franz Muheim

Position:
Personal Chair in Particle Physics
Research Theme:
Particle and Nuclear Physics
Research Group:
Particle Physics Experiment
Institution:
Edinburgh
Email address:
f.muheim@ed.ac.uk
Website:
http://www2.ph.ed.ac.uk/~muheim/
Telephone number:
+44 (0)131 650 5235
Address:
School of Physics and Astronomy, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, United Kingdom

Research interests

Prof Muheim is Head of the Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics and Head of the Particle Physics Experiment Group.

Prof Muheim's research interest is in experimental particle physics. He is an expert on heavy flavour physics and he investigates the difference between matter and antimatter by measuring CP violation in  beauty and charmed mesons. He is a member of the LHCb collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN where he was PI of the eleven participating UK Institutes with ~150 collaborators.  With LHCb data he is currently studying  CP violating asymmetries and rare decays of Bs mesons to search for new physics in quantum loop transitions beyond the standard model of particle physics. 

Prof Muheim has measured the CKM matrix element Vub describing the transition between u and b quarks with the BaBar and CLEO experiment.

Prof Muheim is an expert on instrumentation and with his team at Edinburgh has played a leading role in the construction of the  Ring Imaging Cherenkov Detectors (RICH) for the LHCb experiment, in particular in the R&D, assembly and commissioning of the RICH photon detectors. He is interested in building new  detectors to upgrade the LHC experiments in the high luminosity phase and for future accelerators.

Teaching

Prof Muheim has taught courses at many levels, from 1st year "The Physics of the Universe" to final year "Particle Physics". He is currently teaching Subatomic Physics. He is also the course organisers for Senior Honours projects and supervises SH projects  (muon lifetime) and MPhys projects (LHCb data analysis). Prof Muheim has been involved in several working groups on curriculum development, including in a large restructuring and investment in laboratory teaching.

Research outputs

  1. Measurement of the $\Upsilon$ polarizations in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}$=7 and 8TeV DOI
    Peter Clarke, Greig Cowan, Stephan Eisenhardt, Franz Muheim, Matthew Needham, Stephen Playfer and LHCb Collaboration, Journal of High Energy Physics, 1712, p. 110 (2017)
  2. Measurement of the shape of the $\Lambda_b^0\to\Lambda_c^+ \mu^- \overline{\nu}_{\mu}$ differential decay rate DOI
    Peter Clarke, Greig Cowan, Stephan Eisenhardt, Franz Muheim, Matthew Needham, Stephen Playfer and LHCb Collaboration, Physical Review, D96, 11 , p. 112005 (2017)
  3. Bose-Einstein correlations of same-sign charged pions in the forward region in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV DOI
    P E L Clarke, G A Cowan, S Eisenhardt, F Muheim, M Needham, S Playfer and LHCb Collaboration, Journal of High Energy Physics, 1712, p. 025 (2017)
  4. Measurement of the $B^{\pm}$ production cross-section in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 7 and 13 TeV DOI
    Peter Clarke, Greig Cowan, Stephan Eisenhardt, Franz Muheim, Matthew Needham, Stephen Playfer and LHCb Collaboration, Journal of High Energy Physics, 1712, p. 026 (2017)
  5. First Observation of the Rare Purely Baryonic Decay $B^0\to p\bar p$ DOI
    Peter Clarke, Greig Cowan, Stephan Eisenhardt, Franz Muheim, Matthew Needham, Stephen Playfer and LHCb Collaboration, Physical Review Letters, 119, 23 , p. 232001 (2017)
  6. Updated search for long-lived particles decaying to jet pairs DOI
    Peter Clarke, Greig Cowan, Stephan Eisenhardt, Franz Muheim, Matthew Needham, Stephen Playfer and LHCb Collaboration, European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, C77, 12 , p. 812 (2017)
  7. χc1 and χc2 Resonance Parameters with the Decays χc1,c2→J/ψμ+μ− DOI
    Peter Clarke, Greig Cowan, Stephan Eisenhardt, Franz Muheim, Matthew Needham, Stephen Playfer and LHCb Collaboration, Physical Review Letters, 119, 22 (2017)
  8. Measurement of $CP$ violation in $B^0\rightarrow J/\psi K^0_\mathrm{S}$ and $B^0\rightarrow\psi(2S) K^0_\mathrm{S}$ decays DOI
    Peter Clarke, Greig Cowan, Stephan Eisenhardt, Franz Muheim, Matthew Needham, Stephen Playfer and LHCb Collaboration, Journal of High Energy Physics, 1711, p. 170 (2017)
  9. Measurement of $CP$ observables in $B^{\pm} \rightarrow D K^{*\pm}$ decays using two- and four-body $D$ final states DOI
    Peter Clarke, Greig Cowan, Stephan Eisenhardt, Franz Muheim, Matthew Needham, Stephen Playfer and LHCb Collaboration, Journal of High Energy Physics, 1711, p. 156 (2017)
  10. Measurement of $B^0$, $B^0_s$, $B^+$ and $\Lambda^0_b$ production asymmetries in 7 and 8 TeV proton-proton collisions DOI
    Peter Clarke, Greig Cowan, Stephan Eisenhardt, Franz Muheim, Matthew Needham, Stephen Playfer and LHCb Collaboration, Physics Letters B, B774, p. 139-158 (2017)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11