Large Hadron Collider ATLAS moves into top gear for Run 3

After over three years of upgrade and maintenance work, the Large Hadron Collider began its third period of operation (Run 3) in July 2022. Since then, the world's most powerful particle accelerator has been colliding protons ...

What triggers flow fluctuations in heavy-ion collision debris?

Scientists in the STAR collaboration at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—an atom smasher at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory—have published a comprehensive analysis aimed at determining ...

CMS completes release of its entire Run 1 proton-proton data

The CMS experiment is one of the largest international scientific collaborations in history, with a broad program of activities at the forefront of particle physics research. As of December 5, 2022, all of the proton-proton ...

Exploring the hidden charm of quark-gluon plasma

Quark–gluon plasma is an extremely hot and dense state of matter in which the elementary constituents—quarks and gluons—are not confined inside composite particles called hadrons, as they are in the protons and neutrons ...

Exploring a new algorithm for reconstructing particles

A team of researchers from CERN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Staffordshire University have implemented a new algorithm for reconstructing particles at the Large Hadron Collider.

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