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ALICE experiment

During, the 7th edition of the Hard Probes International Conference series was hosted by McGill University in Montréal, Canada, the LHC experiments presented a wealth of scientific results from heavy-ion collsions at the LHC. 

Measurements by the BASE experiment have compared the same properties of protons and antiprotons to high precision while the ALICE collaboration has measured the difference between mass-to-charge ratios for deuterons and antideuterons, as well as for helium-3  and antihelium-3 nuclei.

 We asked the Data Quality Monitoring teams of the four major LHC experiments to present the tools they are using and how the DQM is organized to fit the specifications of each detector.

 LHC experiments have released a portion of its data to the public for use in education and outreach as part of CERN's policy of openness.

Last month, the High Energy and Particle Physics division of the European Physical Society announced the 2015 prizes for outstanding contributions in the field of high energy physics.

Injection tests make a splash

by Paola Catapano

On Saturday 7 March, two of the LHC experiments saw proton beams for the first time after a two-year stop

Radiation Monitors Tested on Orion Space mission

by Panos Charitos

Radiation imaging pixel detector chips used in the LHC experiments paved the way for two new devices to fly on the first test flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft.

ALICE looking into the future

by Werner Riegler, ALICE Experiment Technical Coordinator

 It has been a long road for the ALICE LS1 team that now focuses on re-commissioning and calibration of the detector before the start of Run 2

The ALICE TPC Upgrade Plans

by Chilo Garabatos Cuadrado

The ALICE experiment presents its plans for an upgraded TPC to fully exploit the increase of the luminosity of the LHC in Run3.

On 3rd September 2014, four ALICE physicists received the prestigious Lise Meitner Prize 2014 from the European Physics Society for their outstanding contributions to the development of heavy ion physics.