ALICE
ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is a heavy-ion detector designed to study the physics of strongly interacting matter at extreme energy densities, where a phase of matter called quark-gluon plasma forms.
The ALICE collaboration uses the 10,000-tonne ALICE detector – 26 m long, 16 m high and 16 m wide – to study quark-gluon plasma. The detector sits in a vast cavern 56 m below ground close to the village of St Genis-Pouilly in France, receiving beams from the LHC. More than 1000 scientists are part of the collaboration.

ALICE Masterclasses

Every year, in the frame of the International Masterclasses in Particle Physics, thousands of high-school students become physicists for a day: they visit a nearby institute and analyse real LHC data. ALICE participates in this very successful programme with two masterclass exercises. Using simplified software the students analyse data from heavy-ion collisions

LHC2010b_pp_ESD_117222

Proton-Proton ESD data sample at 3.5 TeV from RunB of 2010. Run period from run number 117222.

LHC2010h_PbPb_ESD_138275

Pb-Pb ESD data sample at 3.5 TeV from RunH of 2010. Run period from run number 138275.

LHC10h_PbPb_ESD_139038

Pb-Pb ESD data sample at 3.5 TeV from RunH of 2010. Run period from run number 139038.

LHC10h_PbPb_ESD_139173

Pb-Pb ESD data sample at 3.5 TeV from RunH of 2010. Run period from run number 139173.

LHC10h_PbPb_ESD_139437

Pb-Pb ESD data sample at 3.5 TeV from RunH of 2010. Run period from run number 139437.

LHC10h_PbPb_ESD_139438

Pb-Pb ESD data sample at 3.5 TeV from RunH of 2010. Run period from run number 139438

LHC10h_PbPb_ESD_139465

Pb-Pb ESD data sample at 3.5 TeV from RunH of 2010. Run period from run number 139465

LHC10c_pp_ESD_120076

Proton-Proton ESD data sample at 3.5 TeV from run RunC of 2010. Run period from run number 120076.

LHC10c_pp_ESD_120244

Proton-Proton ESD data sample at 3.5 TeV from RunC of 2010. Run period from run number 120244.