ALICE delegation at the University of Derby

by Iva Raynova. Published: 16 December 2015

On 2 November 2015 an ALICE delegation, consisting of Paolo Giubellino, Pierre Vande Vyvre, Peter Hristov and Peter Chochula, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Derby, England. It is now an associate member of the collaboration. Due to its expertise in data science, cloud computing and electronic engineering, the College of Engineering and Technology at the University is going to work for the development of the O2 project.

The ALICE upgrade

by Iva Raynova. Published: 16 December 2015

According to the long-term LHC schedule, 2018 is going to be the last year of LHC’s second run. After that it will shut down for two years, during which both the Collider and the experiments are due to be upgraded. 

ALICE data visualisation: How it works

by Iva Raynova. Published: 16 December 2015

The process behind ALICE data visualisation is long and complex, just like every other process included in the Large Hadron Collider operation. We met with Jeremi Niedziela, one of the people behind the development of the Event Display system, and asked him to reveal the path from a collision inside ALICE to its appearance on our monitors.

Symposium at CERN: Hagedorn’s legacy

by Federico Antinori (translated from "Hagedorn's legacy" in SIF Prima Pagina). Published: 16 December 2015

The ideas of theoretical physicist Rolf Hagedorn, which had a key role in the development of the physics of ultra-relativistic nuclear collisions, were remembered on the 13 November during a symposium with the title "Hagedorn's legacy", which took place at CERN, organized by Jan Rafelski, Urs Wiedemann and Federico Antinori.