by Virginia Greco. Published: 03 February 2017

Paolo Giubellino, former ALICE spokesperson, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Ukraine.

Paolo Giubellino, former ALICE spokesperson, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Ukraine. At the ceremony, held on 6 December 2016 in Kiev, President of NAS Boris Paton and Deputy President Anton Naumovets congratulated Dr. Giubellino, who received this honour for his outstanding achievements in science, for promoting social progress and consolidation of peace, as well as understanding and cooperation between countries.

I am enormously honoured by this recognition from one of the most prestigious scientific organizations in Europe,” Giubellino commented, “I see it as a recognition to the many years of excellent collaboration of Ukrainian scientists in ALICE, in which I have had the pleasure to participate from the start, many years ago. They have brought an important contribution to the ALICE’s Inner tracking System and now, once more, are collaborating to its upgrade.

Giubellino’s mandate as ALICE spokesperson ended in December 2016 and he has now taken on his new duties as scientific managing director of GSI and FAIR in Darmstadt, Germany. Nevertheless, he will keep being a member of the ALICE Collaboration and plans to maintain active relationships with Ukraine.

“I look forward to a continued collaboration with Ukraine,” he added, “and I envisage for them a strong role in the future of ALICE“.

Physics institutes of Ukraine indeed will be able to contribute more actively in research at CERN, since this country became an Associate Member of CERN last October.