Tag Archives: heavy ions

Collective Effects

There are interesting developments at the moment on the borders between particle physics and nuclear physics, in the study of hot dense blobs of matter made of quarks and gluons.

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Another Hot Mess

Exotic matter takes centre stage in this second instalment of highlights from the big summer High Energy Physics conference. At the Cosmic Shambles Network.

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A day of xenon collisions at CERN

On Friday, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN had a day of smashing xenon nuclei together, a departure from its usual diet of protons or lead At the Guardian.

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Heavy Metal in the Large Hadron Collider: this time for real

On Saturday I wrote about the plans to collide lead ions in the LHC, and showed a simulation of what we might see. On Sunday it happened. Here’s the real thing… See also Chapter 4.6 of Smashing Physics.

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