The LHCb detector is a forward single arm spectrometer dedicated to the study
of CP-violation and other rare phenomena in the decays of Beauty particles.
Its precise particle identification by Ring-Imaging Cherenkov Detectors renders
a wide range of multi-particle final states accessible and provides precise measurements
of all angles of the unitarity triangle. The high-resolution microstrip vertex detector
facilitates multi-vertex event reconstruction and proper-time measurements.
LHCb requires only a modest luminosity to reveal its full performance potential.
We are now involved in upgrade activities. Information about the R&D on a new detector
based on scintillating fibers and SiPMs can be found