ALICE Physics Results

ALICE publications

ALICE recorded the very first proton collisions at the LHC in November 2009 followed by the first lead on lead collisions in November 2010. The sets of LHC Runs are:

  • LHC Run 1 (2009-2013): ALICE recorded proton-proton collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 0.9, 2.76, 7 and 8 TeV, proton-lead collisions at 5 TeV, and lead-lead collisions at 2.76 TeV. 
  • LHC Run 2 (2015-2018): The centre-of-mass energy was increased to 13 TeV for proton-proton, 8 TeV for proton-lead, and 5.02 TeV for lead-lead. ALICE also recorded comparison data in proton-proton and proton-lead at 5.02 TeV. In addition, a short data-taking campaign with xenon-xenon collisions was carried out.
  • LHC Run3 (2022 ....)

ALICE has published a plethora of physics results pertaining to the studies of quark-gluon plasma. Below is a glimpse of some of the Physics Results: