Rafael Silva Coutinho

Rafael Silva Coutinho, Dr.

SNF ambizione fellow

Phone: +41 44 63 55760

Address: UZH Y36-J-22



As LHCb member since 2008, my research interests have been related to searches for new sources of CP violation through amplitude analyses of b-hadron charmless three-body decays.

I did my undergraduate and Master studies at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), focusing on searches for asymmetries in the B±K±π+π- phase space using model independent approaches. During my Ph.D. at University of Warwick, my primary research was based on extending these studies to decays of neutral B mesons and beauty baryons to final states containing long-lived particles.

Since May 2015 I have been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich, mainly involved in searches for lepton flavour universality breaking in rare decays of B mesons.