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December 11, 2017

A SPECIAL XENON RUN FOR NA61/SHINE

Earlier in October, the Large Hadron Collider had a special test run of colliding xenon nuclei; a new flavour compared to the standard proton and lead collisions foreseen in the LHC experimental programme. Xenon collisions were requested by NA61, a fixed target experiment at the SPS and Xenon ions were injected at the LHC for a short test. For more details see the EP newsletter.

October 24, 2017

XENON IN ACTION

As part of the NA61 fixed-target physics programme, the injector complex currently provides Xe ions to the SPS. This opened up the possibility of also extracting Xe beams and sending them to the LHC. For more details see here.

May 11, 2017

SHINE SOFTWARE SHOWS DATA USING VIRTUAL REALITY.

A new piece of free, online software, called SHINE3D, has been developed by researchers at CERN’s NA61/SHINE experiment to show the physics data they’re creating in 3D. For details see here.

December 18, 2016

NA61/SHINE EFFORTS IN SUPPORT OF THE US NEUTRINO PHYSICS PROGRAM.

Due to the success of the T2K experience a new partnership between scientists from US institutions and CERN was initiated to improve flux predictions for the US neutrino program at Fermilab. Researchers from Fermilab, Los Alamos National Lab, University of Colorado, and University of Pittsburgh wishing to improve the understanding of the interactions between the protons and the target recently joined the NA61/SHINE collaboration. For more details, see here.

September 9, 2016

LITTLE BANG THEORY

High energy collisions recorded by LHC experiments and NA61/SHINE in art: little bang theory and NA61/SHINE Ar+Sc collision by Tim Otto Roth:

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