High Energy Group
Jan Kochanowski University

Research & Activities
Members of the Group:
Wojciech Broniowski
  Wojciech Florkowski
  Marek Gaździcki
  Stanisław Mrowczynski
  Maciej Rybczynski
  Peter Seyboth
  Grzegorz Stefanek
  Zbigniew Wlodarczyk
  Agnieszka Wojtaszek-Szwarc
  Jan Kochanowski University
  Institute of Physics
  SPIRES Database


The ALICE Experiment

G.Stefanek and the ALICE Collaboration.

ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is a dedicated heavy ion experiment at the LHC. The goal of the experiment is to study strongly interacting matter at extreme energy densities (QCD thermodynamics). Statistical QCD predicts that, at sufficiently high densities, there will be a transition from hadronic matter to a plasma of deconfined quarks and gluons - a transition which in the early universe took place about 100 micro-seconds after the Big Bang. The study of nuclear collisions at high energies utilizes methods and concepts from both nuclear and high energy physics constituting a new and interdisciplinary approach in investigating matter and its interactions.

The ALICE collaboration proposes to build a dedicated, general-purpose detector that will utilize the full potential of the LHC programme including both nucleus-nucleus and proton-proton collisions. Its design is based on the experiencies gained with the existing programs at CERN and BNL and it will address a majority of known sensitive observables like hadrons, di-leptons and photons. The ALICE detector will be the only heavy ion experiment at LHC and its design has therefore to be conservative and robust to be able to observe most of the signals that look promosing today for the QGP formation.

Members of the group participate in the development and the construction of PHOton Spectrometer. We take part in beam tests of the detector prototype and data analysis. We are also involved in the preparation of the online monitoring software.

You can read more on the ALICE home page at CERN and about PHOS detector.

Click on the ALICE news for further information.


Last modified: 19 april 2014 Web manager: Grzegorz Stefanek