In about a week, lead ions will be sent from the SPS into the LHC to collide in the accelerator’s four big experiments
The finding will help space- and balloon-based searches for antimatter that may have originated from dark matter
On Friday, 18 November, a test using collisions of lead ions was carried out in the LHC and provided an opportunity for the experiments to validate the new detectors and new data-processing systems ahead of next year’s lead-lead physics run.
The ALICE collaboration shows that different bound states of a charm quark and its antimatter counterpart are differently modified by quark–gluon plasma, opening new avenues for studying this special state of matter and its effects
The collaboration’s latest study of a “strange”, unstable nucleus known as the hypertriton offers new insight into the particle interactions that may take place at the hearts of neutron stars