• Posted on: 18 July 2014

ALICE recorded the very first proton collisions provided by the LHC in November 2009. In March 2010, the first high-energy proton run started at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. In November 2010, LHC provided for the first time Pb-Pb collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 2.76 TeV per nucleon pair. This was followed by a second lead-lead run at the end of 2011 when much higher statistics data were collected. In February 2013, ALICE collected data from the asymmetric p-Pb collisions provided by the LHC.  In 2015 the second LHC run started and ALICE is therefore taking data with increased energy beams.

From the data collected so far a wealth of interesting results has been produced. A selection of these results is presented below.