ALICE: Extraordinary Nuclear Adventures Underground
This Catalyst article discusses how experiments using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which discovered the Higgs boson, at the CERN laboratory can tell us about the nature of matter in the early universe. ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is one of the experiments taking place at the LHC. It breaks down nuclear matter into its smallest components, melting it into a state that it hasn't been in since the dawn of time. The experiment measures collisions of lead nuclei at close to the speed of light, in an attempt to study the conditions of the universe just fractions of a second after the Big Bang.
The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2012, Volume 23, Issue 1.
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