Münster 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm
T 120.2: Hauptvortrag
Freitag, 31. März 2017, 11:55–12:35, H 1
The Belle II Experiment — •Carlos Marinas — University of Bonn
The Belle II experiment at the asymmetric e+e− SuperKEKB collider is a major upgrade of the Belle experiment, which ran at the KEKB collider at the KEK laboratory in Japan. The design luminosity of SuperKEKB is 8×1035 cm−2s−1, which is about 40 times higher than that of KEKB. Commissioning of the main ring of SuperKEKB has started in February 2016 and Belle II is expected to accumulate an integrated luminosity of 50 ab−1 well within the next decade. The experiment will focus on searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model via high precision measurements of heavy flavor and searches for rare signals. To reach these goals, the accelerator, detector, electronics, software, and computing systems are all being substantially upgraded. In this talk we present the status of the accelerator and of the different Belle II sub-detector upgrades.