10-17 July 2019
Europe/Brussels timezone

Outlook for Nuclear Collisions in the LHC after Run 2

12 Jul 2019, 15:15
ICC - Baeckeland 3 (Ghent)

ICC - Baeckeland 3


Parallel talk Accelerators for HEP Accelerators for HEP


John Jowett (CERN)


LHC Run 2 ended with the 2018 Pb-Pb collision run, during which a luminosity 6 times beyond the design was achieved by further exploiting mitigations of the phenomena limiting luminosity that had been established in the 2015 run. Similar records were achieved with p-Pb collisions in 2016, a complex run, within a tight time frame, providing data sets at different energies, both in minimum-bias and high-luminosity modes. In 2017 a short Xe-Xe collision run demonstrated the collider's flexibility with new species and further extended the physics programme. We discuss the prospects for achieving the luminosity goals defined for Runs 3 and 4 and the potential for colliding lighter nuclei.

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