Institute for Subatomic Physics

Institute for Subatomic Physics

At the Institute for Subatomic Physics (SAP) we conduct fundamental experimental research into the building blocks of matter and the various forces acting on them. We are part of the ALICE experiment at the CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva (Switzerland) and we closely collaborate with the Nikhef institute in Amsterdam.

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News from UU

10 January 2017
More research may eventually enable the researchers to contribute to applications such as more efficient LED lighting.
NS trein
22 December 2016
Multidisciplinary team receives NWO Complexity in Transport and Logistics grant
Rembert Duine
20 December 2016
Theoretical physicist Rembert Duine has received the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant worth more than 1.5 million Euros to facilitate his work
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Events

10 - 15
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10 July 2017 09:00 - 15 July 2017 14:00
SQM 2017 will be held in the Koningsberger building of Utrecht University
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Publications
Publications Subatamic Physics

Elliptic flow of charged particles in Pb-Pb collisions at 2.76 TeV

In one of the first publications of the ALICE experiment, where our institute played a leading role in the analysis, we showed that the emission of particles in heavy-ion collisions at the LHC has a characteristic anisotropy, called elliptic flow. The observation demonstrates that a thermalised, dense system is created, and the strength of the effect shows, that the matter behaves as a perfect liquid with an extremely small viscosity.

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Institute for Subatomic Physics