Published: 14 May 2018

Quark Matter 2018, the 27th edition of the International Conference on Ultra-Relativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions, has just started in Venice, Italy. 

Almost 900 participants from around the world will gather to discuss new developments in high energy heavy-ion physics during the seven days of meeting (13-19 May), in many parallel and plenary sessions. ALICE will have a strong presence with 36 talks and over 100 posters. 

At the conference, ALICE will be showing a series of new measurements exploring the different stages of the atomic nuclei collisions and the physical properties of the Quark-Gluon Plasma, this primordial state of matter. Of particular interest are new measurements of how ordinary particles emerge when the QGP cools down and reverts to more standard forms of matter. ALICE will present new results on the production of particles ranging from photons to nuclei and hypernuclei. New studies will also be presented on the dependence of particle production on the size of the colliding system, including new measurements on the data from a short run in 2017 in which nuclei of xenon, instead of protons or lead nuclei, were accelerated in the LHC. 

Check out the programme at https://qm2018.infn.it

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