heavy ion

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Heavy Ion Collision Event Animation

Video
Physics
17 September, 2018
Video
Physics

LHC report: xenon in action

The LHC had the unique opportunity of colliding xenon nuclei over several hours

News
Accelerators
24 October, 2017
Accelerators
News

For one day only LHC collides xenon beams

The LHC is operating for several hours with the nuclei of xenon atoms

News
Accelerators
12 October, 2017
Accelerators
News

New ALICE results show novel phenomena in proton collisions

Published in Nature Physics ALICE reports proton collisions sometimes present similar patterns to those observed in the collisions of heavy nuclei

News
Experiments
05 May, 2017

A 30-year adventure with heavy ions

Three decades since the first ultra-relativistic collisions were produced at CERN, the field of heavy-ion physics is still a hot topic

News
Physics
06 April, 2017
Physics
News

Smallest LHC experiment has cosmic outing

The LHCf experiment begins its annual run to study cosmic rays

News
Experiments
17 November, 2016
Experiments
News

Lead ion and proton: Close encounters of the third kind

For the third time ever the LHC today began colliding beams of protons with lead ions to probe the early universe from which matter emerged

News
Physics
10 November, 2016

A new energy frontier for heavy ions

This week’s heavy-ion run at the LHC breaks a symbolic barrier, says CERN accelerator physicist John Jowett

Opinion
Physics
24 November, 2015
Physics
Opinion

LHC: A proton 'reference' run to prepare for lead

The Large Hadron Collider today collided protons at lower energies than usual to pave the way for studying lead-ion collisions

News
Accelerators
19 November, 2015
Accelerators
News

LHC completes proton run for 2015, preps for lead

After some 400 trillion proton-proton collisions delivered to both ATLAS and CMS, the accelerator will now switch to its heavy-ion programme

News
Accelerators
04 November, 2015
Accelerators
News

Breaking the Rules

This week it's the turn of heavy-ion physics to take the spotlight

Opinion
Physics
05 October, 2015
Physics
Opinion

Quenching jets in hot dense matter from lead-ion collisions

The ATLAS measurement compared data of 2.76 TeV lead-ion collisions taken in 2011 with proton-proton data from a dedicated run of the LHC in 2013

News
Physics
18 November, 2014