The upcoming PANDA (anti-Proton ANnihilation at DArmstadt) experiment at the future FAIR (Facility for Anti-proton and Ion Research) offers unique possibilities for performing hyperon physics. The almost full 4pi coverage of the detector will offer the possibility of reconstructing both hyperon and antihyperon which will be created together in proton-antiproton collisions. Due to their relatively long-lived nature, the displaced decay vertices of hyperons impose a particular challenge on the track reconstruction and event building.
This talk will address some of the hyperon channels of interest for PANDA. I will talk about my investigations of detector signatures from lambda, cascade and omega events as well as my ongoing development of a time-based tracking of hyperons.