CERN Accelerating science

February 7, 2020

USING LEGO TO STUDY THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE UNIVERSE

An improvised device, assembled using toy bricks, helped scientists conduct tests at CERN’s NA61/SHINE. For more information see  CERN news.

 

December 12, 2019

SHINING MORE LIGHT ON THE ONSET OF DECONFINEMENT

NA61/SHINE has recently completed data acquisition for its original programme on strong interactions. The Collaboration has gathered a rich data on collisions of ions in a two-dimensional scan: varying the beam energy and the sizes of colliding nuclei. Most recent analysis of hadron production in 40Ar+45Sc and 7Be+9Be interactions deliver some puzzling results, that none of the current theoretical models can reproduce. For more information see   EP newsletter.

 

November 28, 2019

NA61/SHINE GIVES NEUTRINO EXPERIMENTS A HELPING HAND.

How particle measurements made by the NA61/SHINE experiment at CERN are helping neutrino experiments in the US and Japan see   here.

 

September 16, 2019

NA61/SHINE HAS EXECUTED A PROGRAM OF MEASUREMENTS AIMED AT IMPROVING NEUTRINO FLUX PREDICTIONS IN FERMILAB’S NEUTRINO BEAMS.

NA61/SHINE, thanks to its large-acceptance Time Projection Chambers, is able to make very precise measurements of the interactions that happen in neutrino beams. In the past, NA61/SHINE has executed a program of measurements aimed at improving neutrino flux predictions in Fermilab’s neutrino beams. For more information see the  EP newsletter.

 

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.

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