The Tsallis Distribution

by Jean Cleymans. Published: 15 April 2013

The Tsallis distribution was introduced in 1988 by Constantino Tsallis as a generalization of the Boltzmann-Gibbs distribution and has been used in many fields of physics.

In high energy physics it has been used by several large experimental collaborations(PHENIX, STAR, ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, ...) and describes astonishingly well transverse momentum distributions in proton-proton collisions. 

ALICE Thesis Awards: Antonin Maire and Magnus Mager

by Panos Charitos. Published: 15 April 2013

This years' ALICE Thesis Awards were announced during the recent Collaboration Board during an official ceremony. The thesis committee announced the two winners: i) Antonin Maire for the best physics thesis on the “Multi-strange baryon production at the LHC in proton-proton collisions with the ALICE experiment” and Magnus Mager for the best technical thesis on "Studies on the upgrade of the ALICE central tracker".

ALICE publications

by Panos Charitos. Published: 17 April 2013

During the recent Collaboration Board, the Editorial Board of ALICE presented a number of interesting findings about ALICE new publications in different journals/ platforms. It was reported that over the last three years there has been an increasing trend in ALICE publications, dating back to 2010, following the data from the first LHC run in 2009.

Focus on Cinzia Luzzi

by Lucile HERVET . Published: 19 April 2013

As an Italian, Cinzia gushes like a ray of sun. It is with a smile on her lips that she has accepted to tell us a little about her thrilling experience at CERN. Her first experience with the HEP world was during her master thesis project. “My supervisor proposed me to develop a bookkeeping database in order to facilitate the management of a HEP experiment's data.” explains Cinzia.