Focus on Oliver Matonoha

by Virginia Greco. Published: 16 October 2017

Last summer Oliver Matonoha, a graduate student at the Czech Technical University in Prague, has taken part in the CERN summer student programme and has worked in ALICE on testing and improving the reconstruction algorithm for the Transition Radiation Detector (TRD). We have asked him to share with us his impressions about this experience.

Probing the QGP with heavy flavours: recent results

by Elena Bruna. Published: 16 October 2017

Heavy quarks, like charm and beauty, are unique probes of the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) created in Pb-Pb collisions at LHC energies. Their production occurs via high-Q2 processes, and therefore it is possible to test pQCD calculations for charm and beauty production at LHC energies. In addition, their large masses imply a short formation time, and therefore a longer exposure to the full system evolution.

Focus on Eliane Epple

by Virginia Greco. Published: 16 October 2017

A postdoctoral researcher at Yale University, Eliane is working on an analysis involving hard scattering events that produce direct photons and has recently done her first shift as Run Manager for ALICE.