Miroslav Pikna

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The production of mesons containing strange quarks (K 0 S , φ) and both singly and doubly strange baryons (, , and − + +) are measured at mid-rapidity in pp collisions at √ s = 0.9 TeV with the ALICE experiment at the LHC. The results are obtained from the analysis of about 250 k minimum bias events recorded in 2009. Measurements of yields (dN/dy) and(More)
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T. Anticic, B. Baatar, D. Barna, J. Bartke, M. Behler, L. Betev, H. Białkowska, A. Billimeier, C. Blume, B. Boimska, M. Botje, J. Bracinik, R. Bramm, R. Brun, P. Bunčić, V. Cerny, P. Christakoglou, O. Chvala, G. E. Cooper, J. G. Cramer, P. Csató, P. Dinkelaker, V. Eckardt, P. Filip, H. G. Fischer, Z. Fodor, P. Foka, P. Freund, V. Friese, J. Gál, M.(More)
The FAIR<sup>[1]</sup> facility is an international accelerator centre for research with ion and antiproton beams. It is being built at Darmstadt, Germany as an extension to the current GSI research institute. One major part of the facility will be the Super-FRS<sup>[2]</sup> separator. The NUSTAR experiments will benefit from the Super-FRS, which will(More)
We present the first measurement of fluctuations from event to event in the production of strange particles in collisions of heavy nuclei. The ratio of charged kaons to charged pions is determined for individual central Pb+Pb collisions. After accounting for the fluctuations due to detector resolution and finite number statistics we derive an upper limit on(More)
The FAIR<sup>[1]</sup> facility is an international accelerator centre for research with ion and antiproton beams. It is being built at Darmstadt, Germany as an extension to the current GSI research institute. One major part of the facility will be the Super-FRS<sup>[2]</sup> separator, which will be include in phase one of the project construction. The(More)
Results are presented on Omega production in central Pb+Pb collisions at 40 and 158A GeV beam energy. For the first time in heavy ion reactions, rapidity distributions and total yields were measured for the sum Omega(-) + Omega(+) at 40A GeV and for Omega(-) and Omega(+) separately at 158A GeV. The yields are strongly underpredicted by the string-hadronic(More)
The elliptic flow of Λ hyperons has been measured by the NA49 experiment in semi-central Pb+Pb collisions at 158 A GeV. The standard method of correlating particles with an event plane has been used. Measurements of v 2 near mid-rapidity are reported as a function of rapidity, centrality and transverse momentum. Elliptic flow of Λ particles increases both(More)
Emission of pi+/-, K+/-, phi, and Lambda was measured in near-central C+C and Si+Si collisions at 158 AGeV beam energy. Together with earlier data for p+p, S+S, and Pb+Pb, the system-size dependence of relative strangeness production in nucleus-nucleus collisions is obtained. Its fast rise and the saturation observed at about 60 participating nucleons can(More)