Published: 29 April 2016

We are happy to announce that in February 2015 Daisuke Watanabe from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, successfully defended his PhD thesis. The topic of his work is "Measurements of π0-jet correlations in sqrt(s) = 7 TeV pp collisions and in sqrt(s_NN) = 2.76 TeV central Pb-Pb collisions at the ALICE experiment" and it was done under the supervision of Prof. Tatsuya Chujo and with Prof. Yasuo Miake and Prof. Shinichi Esumi as his co-supervisors. His thesis has contributed to the understanding of hadron-Jet correlations in proton-proton and in lead-lead collisions.

In addition to that he contributed to the experiment’s success with the work he did on the Di-Jet Calorimeter (DCal) module construction at Tsukuba, Grenoble and Nantes, and on the EMCal/DCal Scalable Readout Unit (SRU) readout test, including bench tests, installation and commissioning.