Welcome to ALICE, a journey to the beginning of the Universe
ALICE is the acronym for "A Large Ion Collider Experiment",
one of the largest experiments in the world devoted to research
in the physics of matter at an infinitely small scale.
Hosted at CERN, the European Laboratory for Nuclear Research,
this project involves an international collaboration of
more than 1000 physicists, engineers and technicians,
including around 200 graduate students, from 105 physics institutes
in 30 countries across the world.
The ALICE Experiment is going in search of answers to
fundamental questions, using the extraordinary tools
provided by the LHC:
- What happens to matter when it is heated to 100,000 times
the temperature at the centre of the Sun ?
- Why do protons and neutrons weigh 100 times more
than the quarks they are made of ?
- Can the quarks inside the protons and neutrons be freed ?
Post by Capt. Bilge Khan
10 September 2008