Latest Results from the NA61/SHINE Experiment

Abstract

The NA61/SHINE experiment at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron is pursuing a rich programme on strong interactions, which covers the study of the onset of deconfinement and aims to discover the critical point of strongly interacting matter by performing an energy and system-size scan over the full CERN SPS beam momentum range. So far the scans of p+p, p+Pb, Be+Be, and Ar+Sc interactions have been completed, samples of Pb+Pb data at three energies have already been taken and Xe+La collisions will be registered this year. Results from the different reactions are now emerging, in particular the energy dependence of hadron spectra and yields as well as fluctuations. This contribution presents status and preliminary results from this effort, as well as an outlook for future extensions of the strong interactions programme.