by Panos Charitos. Published: 15 April 2013


The 8th Physics Week of the ALICE Collaboration will take place in Padova, 19-24 May 2013.

The aim of the meeting is to review and discuss the ongoing analyses and the future prospects of the ALICE Physics programme. In the course of the week the latest results from all the Physics Working groups will be presented and discussed covering the analysis of Pb-Pb, pp and p-Pb data.

The forthcoming ALICE Physics Week includes the following sessions:

• A session for each of the eight PWGs

• An ALICE Ideas in Motion (AIM) session

• A special session, in the afternoon of Wednesday 22 May, with a few invited theory talks and a lecture on Galileo Galilei.

The event will take place in the Centro Culturale San Gaetano, in the Padova city centre (via Altinate 71). On Wednesday (22/05) a special event is organized around the figure Galileo who lived in Padova from 1592 to 1610, teaching geometry, mechanics and astronomy at the University. His original teaching desk can be seen at the entrance of the University Aula where the event will take place (via VIII febbraio 2). It should also be noted that an Analysis Tutorial session will be held in the afternoon of Friday(24/05) in the Aula Magna of the Physics and Astronomy Department, (via Marzolo 8).

Finally, the ALICE Ideas in Motion session is dedicated to short presentations of proposals for qualitatively new analyses, new views on the published ALICE and LHC papers in the sense of horizontal synthesis. Guy Paic and Karel Safarik who are the organizers of this session welcome participation with new ideas as "Participation is the key to ALICE success".

The event is supported by INFN (Sezione di Padova), Università degli Studi di Padova, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "G. Galilei", CERN, and organized with the collaboration of the City of Padova. It will be the eighth in a series dating back to 2005 when the first ALICE Physics week was organized in Erice followed by the physics weeks in APW07(Munster), APW08(Prague), APW10(Paris), APW11(Jyvaskyla), APW12(Frascati), APW12(Puebla).

For more information about the ALICE Physics Week you can visit the website:



•F. Antinori (INFN-Padova)
•C. Bianchin (Utrecht University)
•D. Caffarri (Università degli Studi di Padova)
•R. Chiaratti (secretariat, INFN-Padova)
•A. Dainese (co-chair, INFN-Padova)
•D. Fabris (INFN-Padova)
•A. Festanti (Università degli Studi di Padova)
•M. Lunardon (Università degli Studi di Padova)
•M. Morando (Università degli Studi di Padova)
•S. Moretto (Università degli Studi di Padova)
•A. Rossi (CERN)
•A. Schiavon (secretariat, Università degli Studi di Padova)
•F. Soramel (Università degli Studi di Padova)
•A. Toia (INFN-Padova)
•R. Turrisi (co-chair, INFN-Padova)
•G. Viesti (Università degli Studi di Padova)
•H. Zerlauth (secretariat, CERN)


ALICE Physics Coordination:

F. Antinori (programme committee chair, INFN-Padova)

S. Masciocchi (deputy, GSI)

M. Ploskon (deputy, LBNL)

Physics Working Group Conveners

PWG-CF: Jan Fiete Grosse-Oetringhaus (CERN), Raimond Snellings (NIKHEF)

PWG-DQ: Anton Andronic (GSI), Enrico Scomparin (INFN-Torino)

PWG-GA: Yuri Kharlov (IHEP), Constantin Loizides (LBNL)

PWG-HF: Ralf Averbeck (GSI), Francesco Prino (INFN-Torino)

PWG-JE: Christian Klein-Boesing (Muenster), Marco van Leeuwen (Utrecht University)

PWG-LF: Lee Stuart Barnby (Birmingham University), Michele Floris (CERN)

PWG-PP: Cvetan Cheshkov (Lyon), Andreas Morsch (CERN)

PWG-UD: Jean-Pierre Revol (CERN), Eugenio Scapparone (INFN-Bologna)