My Journey Into Particle Physics: Chiara Bianchin

by Chiara Bianchin. Published: 27 April 2012

On 21st March 2012 I defended my PhD at the Physics Department “Galileo Galilei” of Padova University, Italy. My thesis title was Charm production at the LHC via D0 ? K? reconstruction in ALICE: cross section in pp collisions and first flow measurement in Pb-Pb collisions. All members of the Padova ALICE group attended to support myself and Davide, the other PhD student of the group defending at the same time. Two ALICE members, Anton Andronic and Raimond Snellings, were part of the jury, as experts.

Flagship ALICE Images Now Available on CDS

by Polly Bennett. Published: 27 April 2012

The latest flagship images of the ALICE experiment are now available on the CERN Document Server (CDS). Photographer Antonio Saba visited ALICE in February to update the stock of still images used for ALICE communications material. Photographs now illustrate the experiment with the newly installed TRD and EMCal modules.

Antonio Saba

Industrial Chemistry Students Visit CERN

by Polly Bennett. Published: 16 March 2012

In December, 53 students from the Faculty of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Bologna, Italy, visited CERN for 3 days as part of their final year seminar programme. ALICE’s Rosario Nania and Despina Hatzifotiadou, from INFN Bologna, organised the visit. “They wanted to visit CERN because of the media popularity in the last few years and because of the technical developments achieved here,” Rosario explained.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Visits ALICE

by Taku Gunji. Published: 16 March 2012

Two officers, Ms. T. Iwaoka and Ms. A. Wada, of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) paid a visit to CERN on February 14 - 15. The purpose of the visit was to find out how effectively the JSPS programme ”strategic young researcher overseas visits programme for accelerating brain circulation” works to support Japanese young researchers at CERN. Currently, ALICE, ATLAS, COMPASS, and theory have been supported from this JSPS programme.