On Shift at ALICE

by James Ross. Published: 02 March 2012

Over the past week I finished up my training and started shifts at the Data Quality Management (DQM) station in the ALICE control room. Though the LHC run has not yet started, ALICE has started shifts both to make sure...

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Visits ALICE

by Taku Gunji. Published: 16 March 2012

Two officers, Ms. T. Iwaoka and Ms. A. Wada, of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) paid a visit to CERN on February 14 - 15. The purpose of the visit was to find out how effectively the JSPS programme ”strategic young researcher overseas visits programme for accelerating brain circulation” works to support Japanese young researchers at CERN. Currently, ALICE, ATLAS, COMPASS, and theory have been supported from this JSPS programme.

Industrial Chemistry Students Visit CERN

by Polly Bennett. Published: 16 March 2012

In December, 53 students from the Faculty of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Bologna, Italy, visited CERN for 3 days as part of their final year seminar programme. ALICE’s Rosario Nania and Despina Hatzifotiadou, from INFN Bologna, organised the visit. “They wanted to visit CERN because of the media popularity in the last few years and because of the technical developments achieved here,” Rosario explained.