ALICE new page in Wikipedia

by Panos Charitos. Published: 29 April 2014

ALICE has its own dedicated page in Wikipedia: ALICE: A Large Ion Collider Experiment since January 2008. The page had a rich history of more than 500 revisions from Wikipedia users but still the content remained relatively poor, failing to give an overview of the experiment and its main physics goal.

Jobs in ALICE

by Panos Charitos. Published: 29 April 2014

The ALICE Collaboration has kept growing over the last couple of years reflecting the growing interest in the field of ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions as well as in the novel technologies developed to study the new physics at the LHC. This interest is also evident in the number of new career opportunities related to ALICE that are announced every year. Some of the recent posts that were advertised over the last few weeks include:

A quantum poem for ALICE

by Panos Charitos. Published: 29 April 2014

One of the ALICE event displays from the recent proton-lead run inspired xYz in one of the poems that are included in the pages of “30 Days”, a collection of poetic quantum moments.

On 1st May, 2014, Quantum Press publishes ‘30 Days’, a softcover anthology of science and nature poems, written and illustrated by xYz.

LHC can be fun - Looking for volunteers

by Panos Charitos. Published: 29 April 2014

The next edition of LHComedy, a stand-up comedy night, will take place in the Globe on 13 June.

The organizers are currently recruiting performers and they try to make sure that the line-up reflects the diversity of people at CERN. However, it turns out that at the moment they haven’t had any women coming forward and though they advertised no-one volunteered.

Greek Vocational High School visits CERN

by Kostas Kechagias . Published: 29 April 2014

Fifteen students and six teachers of the 2nd Vocational High school of Giannitsa (Pella, Greece) visited CERN during the period 9-22 March 2014, funded by a European Life Long Learning programme, Leonardo da Vinci – Mobility Programme, project titled “Future Technology”.  Staying in CERN’s hostel and socializing at the restaurant for two weeks, they had the opportunity to get acquainted with frontier technology as well as to associate with scientists and staff from all over the world.

A student's impressions of ALICE masterclass

by Baptiste Ravina & Panos Charitos. Published: 29 April 2014

In the morning of Saturday 5 April twenty students who had previously participated in "Researcher's Night" at CERN visited ALICE. This was not a usual visit, as it was organised in the frame of the International Masterclasses in particle physics. In their presentations, Despina Hatzifotiadou and Giacinto de Cataldo gave an overview of ALICE while the students had the chance to visit the cavern. In the afternoon, the students had to do some digging in real ALICE data.

ALICE in "Avance y Perspectiva"

by Panos Charitos. Published: 29 April 2014

Mexico’s participation at CERN started 20 years ago when for the first time a group of reseachers from various institutions joined the ALICE experiment. More recently another group joined the CMS collaboration while more and more scientists are now interested in the so-called Big Science projects. Future looks bright for Mexican scientists working in the field of High Energy Physics. Their participation in bigger projects in Europe and American has been growing while the recent discoveries at the LHC point to exciting new directions in physics research.

Workshop on photon-induced collisions at the LHC

Published: 30 April 2014

The "Workshop on photon-induced collision at the LHC" will be held at CERN on June 2-4, 2014. The aim of the workshop is to discuss experimental and theoretical results on photon-photon, photon-proton and photon-nucleus collisions at hadron colliders, organize plans for the forthcoming LHC runs, and study future collider opportunities.