"Coordinating ALICE" Discussing with Guy Paic and Chris Fabjan

Hans de Groot: My Career with ALICE

by Hans de Groot . Published: 20 March 2013


I joined the ALICE Collaboration in autumn 1995. At he time there was not much in terms of a formal structure. The need was however felt, analogous to ATLAS and CMS, for a Resources Coordinator to look after a number of financial and organizational matters. I joined a small team consisting of Jürgen Schukraft and Hans Gutbrod as Spokesperson and Deputy respectively, Wolfgang Klempt was Technical Coordinator and François Piuz was Test Beam Coordinator.

Hans H.Gutbrod recalls "How ALICE was born"

by Hans H.Gutbrod. Published: 20 March 2013

In 1982 a MoU was signed by GSI, Darmstadt, CERN and LBL Berkeley to get heavy ions to CERN: GSI promised to bring an ECR-ion source and LBL a RFQ Linac to the CERN site. Rudolf Bock(GSI), Herrmann Grunder (LBL) and Reinhard Stock (Uni Marburg) and others proposed to have heavy ions in the CERN PS. Robert Klapisch, then research director of CERN, found SPS more adequate and this lead to heavy ion physic with Oxygen beams in 1986, sulphur beams in 1987 and lead beams in 1994

Chris Fabjan: "My love affair with ALICE"