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

Heavy flavour measurements with ALICE at the LHC

22 Jul 2010, 11:40
16m
Salle 253 ()

Salle 253

Parallel Session Talk 08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders 08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders

Speaker

Dr Javier Castillo Castellanos (Service de Physique Nucleaire (SPhN))

Description

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 sqrt(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.

Primary author

Dr Javier Castillo Castellanos (Service de Physique Nucleaire (SPhN))

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