MoEDAL-experiment at CERN searches for traces of magnetic monopoles by utilizing the strongest known magnetic fields produced in lead-lead collisions at LHC

(Image: James Pinfold, MoEDAL Collaboration)

Magnetic monopoles are hypothetical fundamental particles that are predicted by several theories but have never been detected. MoEDAL experiment at the Large Hadron Collider is designed to search for highly ionizing avatars of new physics, such as magnetic monopoles. In recent paper published in Nature, MoEDAL collaboration presents results on searches for magnetic monopoles utilizing the Schwinger mechanism in Pb–Pb heavy ion collisions producing the strongest known magnetic fields in the Universe.

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