Friday, January 17, 2014
Visit at ALICE, CERN
This week we're having guests - our mums came over to meet their grandson for the first time. We used this occasion to show them around CERN. I mean, it's like the last chance to go underground to see the experiments because soon they will be close for visitors, getting ready for operation.
The visit started with SM18 site where magnets and other devices are assembled and tested in order to be ready for operation. Radek explained all the science behind, so mums had their private guide. Then they moved to point ALICE - a heavy-ion detector exploiting 'the unique physics potential of nucleus-nucleus interactions at LHC energies'. In principle ALICE was built to find new phase of matter: the quark-gluon plasma.