News from the Collaboration Board

Published: 11 July 2014

On Friday July 4th 2014, the members of the Collaboration Board endorsed the new chairpersons of 3 Physics Working Groups and one member of the Conference Committee.

Eugenio Scapparone, Marco Van Leuwen and Enrico Scomparin will be replaced by Guillermo Contreras Nuno, Oliver Busch and Javier Castillo Castellanos, respectively for Ultraperipherical and Diffraction (PWG-UD), Jets (PWG-JE) and Dileptons and Quarkonia (PWG-DQ).

Christian Klein-Boesing is about to replace Helen Caines as member of the Conference Committee.

ALICE Analysis Tutorial

by Michael Weber. Published: 11 July 2014

The second edition of the ALICE Analysis Tutorial was held during the July ALICE week at CERN. The event, organized by Chiara Bianchin, Jochen Klein, Rosi Reed, Marta Verweij, and Michael Weber, was a full success. The large attendance of more than 50 participants in the lecture room and almost 70 connected via Vidyo shows the interest and need for this tutorial.

ALICE ITS Upgrade and O2 Asian Workshop in Krabi, Thailand

by Panos Charitos. Published: 12 July 2014

The ALICE ITS Upgrade and O2 Asian Workshop took place in Krabi, Thailand, between 16 and 18 June 2014. It was sponsored by the Suranaree University of Technology (SUT), the Synchrotron Light Research Institute (SLRI), and the Thai Physics Society (THPS). The workshop is biannual and offers groups from East Asian countries that participate in the ITS upgrade the opportunity to meet, discuss, and present their plans.

ALICE Football tournament

Published: 13 July 2014

The winners of the recent ALICE football tournament, organized by Karel Safarik and Anthony Timmins, were the Particle Wanderers. Congratulations go to the captain, Stefan Heckel, and the rest of the team - Harald Appelshaeuser, Mesut Arslandok, Theo Broeker, Taku Gunji, Patrick Reichelt, Marian Ivanov.

Particle Wanderers, winners of the recent ALICE football tournament.


Amplification of Signals from Science

by Grigory Feofilov. Published: 14 July 2014

“You are a great amplification factor, you hold the future of science in your hands” – these were the words of greeting from Mick Storr (CERN, University of Birmingham) addressed to about 40 teachers of physics – participants in the Education Programme event held at St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (SPbSPU - Polytech) on 22 June 2014. “You are doing an extremely important job.