Nuclear and High Energy Experimental Physics

Specific mission

The main research is focused to the experimental verification of the existence, at very high energy as foreseen by QCD, of the quark gluon plasma during the expansion and cooling phase, with the following production of hadronic matter, strongly interacting, that constitute the matter of our universe. High energies are achieved with heavy ion collisions at ultra-relativistic energies. To the main research is added a specific study about the light hypernuclei formation and about the strong interaction of hadrons. 

Main research topics

  • Study of the Quark-Gluon plasma
  • Study of light hypernuclei and strong interaction of hadrons
  • Study and development of new algorithms for fast and efficient tracking and vertexing of particles in ALICE inner detector
  • Study and development of new very thin and low electrical power consumption CMOS silicon pixel detectors for the ALICE inner detector

Main partnerships

  • European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie, Université Grenoble-Alpes, CNRS-IN2P3, Grenoble, France,
  • LNF, INFN Frascati, Italy,
  • LNS, INFN Catania, Italy,
  • Sezione INFN, Turin, Italy
  • Sezione INFN, Cagliari, Italy
  • Sezione INFN, Rome, Italy
  • Sezione INFN, Bari, Italy
  • Sezione INFN, Bologna, Italy
  • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Universitá, Torino, Italy
  • Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia dell’Universitá, Bologna, Italy
  • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Universitá and Sezione INFN, Trieste, Italy
  • Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia dell’Universitá and Sezione INFN, Catania, Italy
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, USA
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA
  • Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, Russia
  • Russian Research Centre, Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia
  • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Dubna, Russia
  • Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Research Division and ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC), Université de Strasbourg, CNRS-IN2P3, Strasbourg, France
  • Nikhef, National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China
  • Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, Daejeon, South Korea

Projects and publications

Reference laboratories

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