by Virginia Greco. Published: 03 February 2017

The latest meeting of the ALICE Collaboration Board, which took place in November 2016, marked the passing of the baton between the previous and the new management team, whose mandate has officially started In January 2017. It was indeed the last CB with Peter Braun-Munzinger as chair of the board and Paolo Giubellino as spokesperson of the experiment.

Because of this change at the head of the collaboration, many positions had to be reassigned for the next three-year term (even though not all of them for the full period). First of all, Peter Braun-Munzinger and Anju Bhasin were elected as “ad personam members” of the ALICE Management Board. Then, the endorsements procedure started. The appointment of Adriana Telesca as Resource Coordinator and secretary of the Collaboration Board was renewed. Pietro Antonioli and Ralf Averbeck were appointed chairpersons of the Conference Committee, while Nicole Bastid and Tom Dietel were confirmed as members of the same Committee. There were also three renewals of membership of the Editorial Board: Yvonne Pachmayer, Rene Bellwied and Bedangadas Mohanty. In addition, Sergei Voloshin was accepted as ad-personam member of the Physics Board.

Marco van Leeuwen proposed for the position of Deputy Physics Coordinator Andreas Morsch and Andrea Dainese, who were both endorsed by the Collaboration Board. New convenors for some of the Physics Working Groups were also chosen: Ana Marin replaces Gustavo Conesa Balbastre at the lead of the GA group, Andrea Rossi takes over at the head of the HF group after Zaida Conesa Del Valle and Alexander Kalweit succeeds David Chinellato as convener of the LF group. In conclusion, Martino Gagliardi was appointed ALICE Trigger Coordinator.

Four new institutions interested in joining the ALICE collaboration were also unanimously accepted: Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea; University of Science and Technology of China; Shangai Institute of Applied Physics, China; Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA.

Peter Braun-Munzinger closed the meeting thanking the Collaboration Board, in particular his deputies, John Harris and Hideki Hamagaki, and expressing his support to John Harris as new CB chair. In turn, he received thanks and warm regards from Giubellino and Harris.