CERN Open Days are fast approaching

by Despina Hatzifotiadou. Published: 20 July 2013

The CERN OpenDays 2013 will be taking place in two months' time. During Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September 100 000 visitors are expected.

At Point 2 we expect around 2000 visitors per day. The underground visit of the ALICE cavern and the LHC tunnel will probably be the highlights of the visit.

Focus on: Xiangrong Zhu

by Panos Charitos. Published: 20 July 2013

I met Xiangrong Zhu in the beginning of the summer during a Chinese dinner that was organized by Ping Yang (see In spotlight with Ping Yang ) and a group of young Chinese colleagues from the LHCb experiment. Xiangrong is a PhD student in the Central China Normal University and is working under the supervision of Constantin Loizides. He has been working on his thesis here at CERN since March 2012 and we thought that this was a good moment to Focus On him.

Q&A with John Jowett: New paths in Stochastic Cooling techniques

A special visit to ALICE

by Panos Charitos. Published: 20 July 2013

Earlier this month, on the 6th June, the ALICE Cavern received some special visitors. John Jowett from the Accelerator department at CERN, Mike Blaskiewicz from the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Krishna Rajagopal from MIT who is currently on his sabbatical leave working in CERN's TH Division, visited the Cavern, guided by Werner Riegler, ALICE Technical Coordinator and Despina Hatzifotiadou, ALICE outreach coordinator.

Stochastic Cooling Techniques: A new tool for heavy-ion collisions?

"Meikei High School" visit to ALICE

by Tatsuya Chujo. Published: 20 July 2013

During the period July 8 to 12, 2013, six high school students and two teachers from Meikei High School (Tsukuba, Japan) visited CERN.

Meikei High School is selected as one of the "Super Science High Schools (SSHs)", by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan. Each SSH has developed enriched curricula, teaching methods, and materials for science and mathematics in cooperation with universities and research institutes.

Interviewing Federico Carminati

Published: 22 July 2013

Following 14 years of a successful career at ALICE, Federico Carminati has recently defended his PhD thesis on a topic that he has clearly studied in depth: “Design, realisation and exploitation of the data processing system of the ALICE experiment for simulation, reconstruction and analysis”. In his thesis, pursued under the supervision of Yves Schutz, Federico explores the details of the software framework that ALICE uses for the processing of experimental data.