CERN experiments to present latest on quark-gluon plasma

Heavy-ion experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will present their latest results at the Quark Matter 2012 conference, which starts on 13 August in Washington DC. The ALICE, ATLAS and CMS collaborations have made new measurements of quark-gluon plasma, a state of matter that probably existed in the first instants of the universe. The new findings are based mainly on the 4-week LHC run with lead ions in 2011, during which the experiments collected 20 times more data than in 2010.

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