The Glasgow group have made significant contributions to the construction of the LHCb Experiment, with involvement in both the Vertex Locator (VELO) and the Ring Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detectors. The following covers some of our highlights, more detail can be found on the Glasgow LHCb page and links therein.


Glasgow, together with Edinburgh, performed the production tests of the Hybrid Photo Detectors for the LHCb RICH. Another hardware contribution to the RICH detectors has been the hardware laser alignment monitoring system (LAMS) for the LHCb RICH detectors, based on a laser delivering beams into the detectors through an array of optic fibres, that are read out by an array of CMOS cameras. The design, construction, installation and analysis of the laser data remains a joint Glasgow-RAL responsibility and will ensure that the RICH systems achieve the design Cherenkov angle resolution.


Glasgow also performed the long term burn-in tests of the VELO silicon modules (co-ordinated by A. Bates), which also served as module reception tests at CERN. The VELO high voltage system was designed, installed and commissioned by the Glasgow group. Glasgow made significant contributions to the VELO Control system, which was designed by members of the group (co-ordinated by L. Eklund).

LHCb Operations

Glasgow maintains a strong involvement in the operation of the LHCb detector. We contribute to the data quality monitoring of the VELO and the refractive index monitoring for the Cherenkov fluids in the RICH. We have operational responsibility for the VELO HV system and have leading roles in the operational co-ordination of the VELO. Glasgow will provide significant effort on the provision of the replacement VELO which is required after three years of nominal operation.

Contacts: L. Eklund, C. Parkes, P. Soler