heavy ion

ALICE through a gamma-ray looking glass

31 Jul 2013 | Update - For the public | Christine Sutton | The ALICE experiment is optimized to perform in the environment of heavy-ion collisions at the LHC, which can produce thousands of particles

Strangeness in Quark Matter 2013

23 Jul 2013 | Update - For scientists | The Strangeness in Quark Matter 2013 conference is taking place this week until 27 July in Birmingham, UK.

Participants and spectators at the heavy-ion fireball

2 May 2013 | Update - For scientists | How ALICE finds out how much of a heavy ion takes part in a collision

Heavy metal: Refilling the lead source for the LHC

4 Feb 2013 | Update - For the public | Cian O'Luanaigh | Every two weeks, ion-source physicist Detlef Küchler refills the lead source for the LHC with pure lead 208

ALICE

8 Feb 2012 | Experiment | ALICE detects quark-gluon plasma, a state of matter thought to have formed just after the big bang

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