by Peter Christiansen. Published: 17 November 2010

Alexandru Dobrin successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled "R-hadron Searches and Charged Pion Spectra at High Transverse Momentum in Proton-Proton Collisions at the LHC using the ALICE Detector", on 15 October. The Lund University Faculty opponent was Professor Brian Cole (of Columbia University).

Alex Dobrin

Alexandru Dobrin, defending his thesis

Alexandru has been working on the possibility of ALICE discovering R-hadrons (gluino meta-stable bound states), and obtaining charged pion spectra at high transverse momentum, using the Time Projection Chamber.

He will now continue his career with ALICE in a postdoctoral position at Wayne State University, Detroit. We here in Lund wish him all the best for the future!

Dr Dobrin’s thesis can be found here.

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