Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 6th May 2009 at 1:30pm
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 1:15pm)

The ALICE Experiment – Early Physics

Orlando Villalobos-Baillie (Birmingham)


The ALICE experiment has completed its initial installation phase and is ready for data taking. In this talk an overview of the properties and capabilities will be given, illustrated by examples from last year's operation with cosmic rays and circulating beams. The new physics offered by LHC energies, in both pp and AA collisions, will be discussed, emphasizing the new questions that ALICE can address. The initial programme of measurements for the first few months of operation will be presented.