High production rate of b quarks at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), along with the excellent mass resolution and hadron identification capabilities, makes the LHCb experiment a unique laboratory to study beauty baryons. Study of beauty baryons decays is important both for understanding the dynamics of processes involving heavy quarks and for search of new exotic hadron structures, namely penta- and tetraquarks. Recent LHCb results on study of beauty baryon decays to charmonia and search for new exotic states in such decays will be presented. The results are based on the dataset collected by the LHCb experiment in proton-proton collisions at the LHC during Run 1 and 2.
Slava Matiunin is the first winner of the Olga Igonkina Scholarship. He has been invited to Nikhef to talk about his research.