Giampiero Mancinelli (Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille (CPPM)-Universite)
The LHCb experiment has the potential, during the 2010-11 run, to observe, or improve significantly the exclusion bounds on, the rare decays B_s ->mu^+mu^- and D0 -> mu^+mu^-. These studies will provide very sensitive probes of New Physics effects. High sensitivity to New Physics contributions is also achieved by searching for direct CP violation in B0 -> K* gamma, performing a time dependent analysis of B_s --> phi gamma, and making an angular study of the decay B0 -> K* mu^+ mu^-. Here also significant results are expected from the present run. Preparations for these analyses will be presented, and studies shown of how existing data, for example prompt J/psi events, can be used to validate the analysis strategy.
Collaboration LHCb (CERN)