The last day of 2016 was my last day as ALICE Spokesperson, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for these six amazing years of work together. For me this has been a unique experience, and I am grateful to all of you for your trust and support throughout my mandate.
We have gone a long way! We have produced an impressive corpus of scientific results, with an impact which is beyond all expectations, we have operated ALICE while steadily improving it and we have designed and got approved the major Upgrade we are now building… 2016 in particular has been an amazing data taking year, which promises a wonderful harvest of results in the coming months.
There have been many difficult moments, many problems of different kinds, but together we have faced them one by one. So much done, and so much ahead of us!
While I go on to my new duties, I wish all the best to Federico: I know he will do a great job as ALICE spokesperson. I will still be an ALICE member, and part of this exciting adventure.
I wish you all a wonderful 2017, and, once more, thank you.