# The history of LHCb

@article{Belyaev2021TheHO,
title={The history of LHCb},
author={I. V. Belyaev and G. Carboni and N. Harnew and Clara Matteuzzi and Frederic Teubert},
journal={The European Physical Journal H},
year={2021},
volume={46},
pages={1-53}
}
• Published 13 January 2021
• Physics
• The European Physical Journal H
In this paper, we describe the history of the LHCb experiment over the last three decades, and its remarkable successes and achievements. LHCb was conceived primarily as a $${b}$$ b -physics experiment, dedicated to $$CP$$ CP violation studies and measurements of very rare $${{b}}$$ b decays; however, the tremendous potential for $${c}$$ c -physics was also clear. At first data taking, the versatility of the experiment as a general-purpose detector in the forward region also became evident…
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