When heavy ions collide at high energies at Brookhaven's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the components of the nuclei melt to form a hot soup of their constituent particles. A new model that describes the patterns of particles flowing out from this "quark-gluon plasma" suggests that the resistance to flow is close to the ideal limit used to define a "perfect" fluid. More...
Research at CERN - From the Highest Energies to the Smallest Particles
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | Presented by Rolf-Dieter Heuer
CERN Director General Rolf-Dieter Heuer presents first results from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, including the recent discovery of a "Higgs" boson. He also discusses prospects for exciting new physics at the LHC. More info
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