Over 40 years of career at CERN, René Brun developed a number of software packages that became largely used in High Energy Physics. For these fundamental contributions he was recently awarded an EPS prize.
The “Researcher’s Nigh at CERN 2017” event was held on September 29 and proposed a rich programme of events in situ and virtual visits for people attending online.
A postdoctoral researcher at Yale University, Eliane is working on an analysis involving hard scattering events that produce direct photons and has recently done her first shift as Run Manager for ALICE.
Heavy quarks, like charm and beauty, are unique probes of the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) created in Pb-Pb collisions at LHC energies. Their production occurs via high-Q2 processes, and therefore it is possible to test pQCD calculations for charm and beauty production at LHC energies. In addition, their large masses imply a short formation time, and therefore a longer exposure to the full system evolution.