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LHC experiments ramp-up activities

by Panos Charitos

As CERN and its host-states gradually easen lockdown measures, activities in the accelerator complex and the experiments are now restarting to continue with major upgrades for Run 3 of the LHC.


As the LHC prepares to enter an era of long luminosity and high statistics, the use of heterogeneous computing resources could help to optimize resources and prepare for future eperiments.

The ALICE ITS upgrade: Pixels for quarks

by Panos Charitos

A 10-gigapixel camera for precision measurement of charm and beauty in Pb-Pb collisions

ALICE trigger system: Present and Future

by Orlando Villalobos Baillie (University of Birmingham) for the ALICE Collaboration

Interesting physics signatures in heavy-ion collisions are either very general or very difficult to discern from the background thus posing special challenges for the ALICE trigger system. 

"New" ALICE coming to life during LS2

by Virginia Greco (ALICE Experiment, CERN)

With the conclusion of Run 2, ALICE has entered a new phase, during which a major upgrade of its detector, data-taking and data-processing systems will be implemented.

Anti-nuclei in the cosmos and at the LHC

by A, Kalweit (CERN)

The ALICE experiment has recently released several measurements on the production of anti-deuterons and anti-3He that could help to understand AMS data. 

Heavy-ion collisions at Quark Matter 2018

by Panagiotis Charitos

CERN experiments present results from the study of lead-lead collisions at Quark Matter 2018.

New season starts for the LHC experiments

by Panos Charitos

Last April, the detectors of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) witnessed their first collisions of 2017 with the machine reaching an outstanding performance. 

Jürgen Schukraft has been recently awarded the Niels Bohr Institute’s Honorary Medal for his outstanding career in heavy-ion physics and his role as spokesperson of the ALICE experiment.

ALICE upgrade plans

by Panos Charitos

The ALICE experiment prepares upgrades of several subsystems and the online–offline system for data acquisition and processing during the Long Shutdown 2 of the LHC to cope with the new conditions.