Tag Archives: heavy ions

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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Heavy Ions in the Large Hadron Collider – What’s the difference?

Recent headlines about the LHC and the big bang look remarkably similar to the other headlines about the LHC and the big bang. What’s the difference now? At The Guardian. See also Chapter 4.6 of Smashing Physics.

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