The ALICE experiment is optimized to perform in the environment of heavy-ion collisions at the LHC, which can produce thousands of particles
The Strangeness in Quark Matter 2013 conference is taking place this week until 27 July in Birmingham, UK.
How ALICE finds out how much of a heavy ion takes part in a collision
Every two weeks, ion-source physicist Detlef Küchler refills the lead source for the LHC with pure lead 208
ALICE detects quark-gluon plasma, a state of matter thought to have formed just after the big bang