Andre Augustinus

Published: 12 December 2013

Some people will know me as a semi-permanent inhabitant of point 2, involved in the experiment’s infrastructure, operation and safety.

Arturo Tauro

Published: 12 December 2013

I joined the ALICE technical coordination group in 2006, after the completion of my PhD studies in Electronics Engineering in Bari. My main task here at P2 is to establish the shutdown planning, making sure there is a smooth daily progress of the different activities. This means that I must have frequent interaction with the various CERN support groups (EN, GS, ...) as well as with people from ALICE institutes.

Federico Ronchetti

Published: 12 December 2013

I joined the ALICE Collaboration in 2006 to work at the Electromagnetic Calorimeter project where I have been in charge of the module production in INFN-Frascati. In 2010 I moved to CERN to commission the first installed super-modules and afterwards (2011) I coordinated a group of very smart students and post doc to develop the EMCal high level trigger code.

Jacob van Beelen

Published: 12 December 2013

I am a technician in the PH-DT-EM1 group, and a member of the team in charge of the construction, maintenance, operation and development of the ALICE experiment. My education in the field of high precision mechanics started at the Leidse Instrumentmakersschool in Leiden, the Netherlands. Before joining CERN I worked for two years at NIKHEF, in Amsterdam, where I was involved in the construction of some of the detectors for CHORUS (CERN) and HERA-B (DESY).

Corrado Gargiulo

Published: 12 December 2013

I have worked at CERN for a number of years on different projects, in the beginning as a member of Italy’s National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and recently as CERN staff. My background is in aeronautical and aerospace engineering, with a specialisation in the structural engineering of materials within these fields.

Sergey Igolkin

Published: 12 December 2013

Sergey has been working with ALICE since 1995 when he first joined as a mechanical engineer from the State University of St. Petersburg. He worked for eight years up to 2003 in the design and drawing of the Inner Tracking System of ALICE while in the same period he was also involved in the production of the carbon structure that serves as the space frame for the ITS.

Pieter Ijzermans

Published: 12 December 2013

After studying at the Leidse Instrumentmakers School (LIS, school for fine mechanics) in the Netherlands I worked for NIKHEF in Amsterdam, where I built a gluing machine for the ALTAS experiment at CERN. During this period I learned more about CERN and shortly after I decided to apply for a position as a technician for the test beam of ALICE and for the HMPID detector.

Thomas Caudron

Published: 12 December 2013

Following my studies in mechanical designing in Grenoble (France), I started working for a dental implantology firm at Sallanches (France) during 4 years. I knew CERN by reputation so I applied for a position as a mechanical designer for the ALICE experiment.

Since then, I have been working on many different ALICE projects like the ITS upgrade, DCAL and PHOS, TPC and the beam pipe.

Elisa Laudi

Published: 12 December 2013

I received my master degree in material engineering in Italy and my PhD related to the manufacturing, testing and integration of the Tracker thermal control System for the space detector AMS-02. In 2009, as a fellow of the INFN (Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics), I joined the Mechanical Integration Team of AMS-02 at CERN and took part in the thermal test of the overall experiment in ESA.

Didier Anstett

Published: 12 December 2013

Didier Anstett is the technician in charge of mechanics at Point 2 and of the installation systems of the detectors in building SXL2. Didier is in charge of the production of mechanical parts needed to improve the access to the cavern. This was the case for DCAL, installed earlier this year and for the ACORDE detector at the top of the L3 magnet.

Alparslan Tursun

Published: 13 December 2013

I am part of the integration team of the ALICE experiment and my role is to manage the volume in the tunnel and in the experimental cavern by using 3D CAD.

In 2013 I was involved in the following activities.

Installation of hatches for the access platform on the "I" side of L3 and various staircases in order to guarantee the best possible working conditions for various groups.

Season's Greetings

by Paolo Giubellino. Published: 13 December 2013

Dear Friends,

2013 is almost over. It has been an exciting year that in many respects exceeded our expectations. Physics analysis revealed a wealth of unexpected results that enrich our understanding and at the same time pose new questions. I think that this makes science fascinating; not only the search for new answers but also the fact that it opens new questions that in many cases we hadn't even imagined.

Yann Seraphin

Published: 13 December 2013

I work for the EN department, in the HH (Heavy Handling) section, in charge of the transport and handling operations on all CERN sites.

I supervise and coordinate these activities for the ALICE experiment. I am involved with the creation of the procedures and methodology. I inform our contractor of the human resources needed, as well as the technical means to be supplied.

Philippe Bouvier

Published: 13 December 2013

I started at CERN in November 1987 at the L3 experiment, that has now become ALICE.

During my first years, I collaborated on the assembly and operation of the L3 experiment.

When LEP stopped, I was part of the dismantling team, whose task was to recondition the L3 site to make it usable by ALICE.

Frederic Raviel

Published: 17 December 2013

After spending quite some time in the LHC, taking care of power converters, I joined the ALICE collaboration in 2007.

My first mandate to the 10,000 tons machine was to ensure that the connections are done in the best possible way. In short, my main activities were in the field of electronics.

Samuel Rambaut

Published: 19 December 2013

My activities have fully supervised for seven years by the ALICE experiment and my main duties are centered around two types of activities:

Firstly, the support for the technical coordination of ALICE, maintenance of tools required for assembly and disassembly of the ALICE detector and secondly to improve the connectivity services of the detectors in the L3 magnet.