by Ian Randall. Published: 19 August 2011

ALICE’s Gian Michele Innocenti won an award for his poster entitled ‘D+ and Ds+ production in pp collisions at sqrt(s)= 7 TeV in the ALICE experiment’ at the Physics at LHC 2011 conference, which took place in Perugia, Italy, on 6-11 June this year. The prize, which consisted of 200 Euros and a commemorative certificate displaying the city centre of Perugia, was awarded on the final day of the conference.

Gian Michele Innocenti

ALICE’s Gian Michele Innocenti

“I was quite surprised [to win the prize], but also very happy,” said Innocenti, a PhD student with the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare [INFN] and the University of Torino. He added: “It was a very nice conference.”

Four other student’s posters were awarded prizes at the event: Martin Florian Bessner, of the University of Heidelberg, for his poster ‘Wrong sign over right sign yield in flavour tagged D0->Kpi data at LHCb’; Cesare Calabria, from INFN and the University of Bari, for ‘Physics with Taus at CMS’; Christian Ohm, of the University of Stockholm, for ‘Searches for Long-lived charged particles with the ATLAS experiment’; and Hongbo Zhu, from DESY, for ‘Search for new physics involving top quarks at ATLAS’.

“I want to thank the conference committee, first of all - for giving the possibility to show my poster… and for the prize,” said Innocenti. “…and my group and my university, for all their support.”


Italian pride

Ciao Gian Michele: We are happy for Your result! Best regards from Kragujevac, Sijrbia.