by Panos Charitos. Published: 21 March 2013

Guy Paic has participated and shaped the program of higher energies heavy-ion physics from the very beginning to a thriving pillar of modern particle physics at the top energy accelerators. Guy took up the challenge of designing a heavy-ion experiment at the LHC and became one of the most active members of the emerging ALICE Collaboration. As the Physics Coordinator he confronted with some of the most interesting discoveries in the study of the QGP and strong interactions. We discussed with Guy about the initial physics motivation but also about the current status of the field and how attractive it could be for a young physicist.

Chris Fabjan joined ALICE in 2001 and he was appointed as the Technical Coordinator of the ALICE experiment starting on 1 of April of that same year. Chris Fabjan joined CERN initially working at the CERN ISR, where he led the development and construction on the Axial Field Spectrometer. Subsequently he contributed to the Relativistic Heavy Ion Programme at the CERN-SPS. Before joinin ALICE Chris had spent many years working development of the detection methods for the LHC detectors, e.g. leading for a number of years the collaboration responsible for developing the Muon Spectrometer for ATLAS. Chris Fabjan worked as the ALICE Technical Coordinator until 2008 and during that period he had the chance to see the "building" of the ALICE experiment while he worked closely with many teams and carefully supervised the installation of the various ALICE detectors.