heavy ion collider

04/14/2012 - 11:38

If you can crash more particles into each other at Brookhaven Lab’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, you can collect more data from the subatomic wreckage. More data is just what researchers need in the hunt for answers to some of the universe’s biggest mysteries as they investigate the “perfect” liquid quark gluon plasma (QGP) revealed by previous RHIC collisions and search for the origin of proton spin. These experiments help them understand what the universe was like moments after its creation and how it evolved to become what it is today.