by Tapan Nayak. Published: 20 June 2013

Indian institutes in ALICE held their collaboration meeting during 27-28 April 2013 at IIT-Bombay, Mumbai. Although these meetings are held in regular intervals three to four times a year, this particular one was quite significant in many respects: (i) signing of MoUs by four new Institutes from India, (ii) participation by ALICE Spokesperson and ALICE Physics Coordinator along with other ALICE members from Europe who attended the Heavy Flavour Meet, and (iii) a record number (more than 50) of participants.

Participants at the India-ALICE meeting held during 27-28 April 2013.

The meeting started with a welcome address by Basanta Nandi, followed by a reflection of the beginning of the Indian collaboration by Yogendra Viyogi. Tapan Nayak discussed the status of present Indian collaboration, whereas Paolo Giubellino presented the current status of ALICE and especially the new upgrade projects in detail. Federico Antinori gave two pedagogical presentations on Quark-Gluon Plasma and recent results from LHC experiments. The highlight of the meeting was twenty-three presentations by Ph.D. scholars working in India on various analysis topics. The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks by Raghava Varma.