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ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment)

ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) at the CERN Large Hadron Collider is one of the largest experiments in the world, devoted to studying the physics of strongly interacting matter at the highest energy densities reached so far in the laboratory. In such conditions, an extreme phase of matter called the quark-gluon plasma is formed. Our universe is thought to have been in such a primordial state for the first few millionths of a second after the Big Bang before quarks and gluons were bound together to form protons and neutrons.

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LHCP and SQM conferences

ALICE in LHCP 2024 and SQM 2024 Conferences ( )


Two major conferences: LHCP 2024 and SQM 2024 : .... Read more
ITS3 and FoCal

ALICE gets the green light for new subdetectors ( )


ALICE is upgrading its Inner Tracking System and adding a forward calorimeter for the next phase of the LHC upgrade. Read more
UPC PRL

First Measurement of the |t| Dependence of Incoherent J/ψ Photonuclear Production ( )


The first experimental measurement of the incoherent photonuclear production of J/ψ in ultraperipheral heavy-ion collisions is better explained by the presence of subnuclear quantum fluctuations of the gluon field. Read more