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Successful Restart at CERN " ALICE Experiment Registered First Particle Collisions



After the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Research Centre CERN in Geneva started running again last Friday, this week on Mondays two oppositely rotating proton beams collided for the first time. At 4.46 p.m. the ALICE detector registered the first collisions at one of the crossing points.

From the start GSI together with the universities of Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Heidelberg and Münster was and will be involved in the construction and the scientific program of ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) in a leading role. Furthermore the World Wide Grid, an enhancement of the World Wide Web, was developed in collaboration with GSI to cope with the huge amounts of data that occur during LHC experiments. During the commissioning of the accelerator GSI employees were directly involved likewise.

Current information on the ALICE experiment can be found directly at CERN: http://aliceinfo.cern.ch/Public/en/Chapter1/news.html

ALICE Collaboration, CERN