Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Big Bang was Hirsute

"With the outer tracking systems turned on the images of heavy ion collisions from ALICE get even better. Up to 3000 charged particles are produced and tracked as the radiate out from the central collision point. As they reach the outer detector they are bent by powerful magnets so that the energy of each one can be measured to get a complete picture of the fallout from the quark gluon plasma produced in the centre of the detector..."  Philip Gibbs

A "Big Bang" event at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN

News Blog of Science and Mathematics 
More Pictures and Video from ALICE by Philip Gibbs.

A Mini "Big-Bang" at the LHC

Heavy Ion Collision at LHC, ALICE detector

This animation shows a 3D view of one of the first heavy ion collisions recorded at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN. This event was seen on 7th November 2010 when Lead nuclei collided with a total energy of 574 TeV leaving a shower of thousands of particles.

Birth of the universe 're-created': Large Hadron Collider generates 'mini Big Bang'
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have created a ‘mini Big Bang’ in an experiment that mimicked conditions a millionth of a second after the birth of the universe.
By colliding lead ions – atoms of lead stripped of their electrons – at close to the speed of light, researchers generated temperatures a million times hotter than the centre of the sun. 
Article by David Derbyshire. dailymail.co.uk

Large Hadron Collider creates mini Big Bang
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) succeeded in creating a minature Big Bang, after switching the particles used for its collisions from protons to lead ions. 

Large Hadron Collider Recreates The Big Bang

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) generates a 'mini-Big Bang' 


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