22-28 July 2010
Palais des Congrès de Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

First Physics Results from ALICE

23 Jul 2010, 09:30
Salle 251 ()

Salle 251

Parallel Session Talk 01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC 01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC




ALICE is the LHC experiment dedicated to the study of heavy-ion collisions. The main purpose of ALICE is to investigate the properties of a state of deconfined nuclear matter, the Quark Gluon Plasma. Heavy flavour measurements will play a crucial role in this investigation. The physics programme of ALICE has started by studying proton-proton collisions at unprecedented high energies. We will present the first results on open heavy flavour and quarkonia in proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV measured by the ALICE experiment at both mid- and forward-rapidities. We will conclude with the prospects for heavy flavour and quarkonium measurements in both proton-proton and nucleus-nucleus collisions. Also presented are first results of neutral meson reconstruction and its perspectives, as well as further physics studies.

Primary authors

Dr Dmitri PERESSOUNKO (RRC "Kurchatov institute") Dr Javier CASTILLO CASTELLANOS (Service de Physique Nucleaire (SPhN))

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