THE ALICE 02 Project

by Predrag Buncic, Thorsten Kollegger & Pierre Vande Vyvre for the O2 collaboration and Panos Charitos. Published: 20 June 2013

The O2 project has been launched to address the ambitious programme of the ALICE Upgrade which requires a new common organization for the DAQ, HLT and offline projects.

Alice in Particleland: A science comic in the making

by Angelos Alexopoulos & Panos Charitos. Published: 20 June 2013

Comics and cartoons have been used to communicate scientific ideas since the 19th century. They hold strong potential for engaging and educating students, and more and more science teachers are including comics in their classes today. Now the CERN Education Group in collaboration with the ALICE Outreach Group and with the support of the PATHWAY project are exploring the comics medium as an engagement tool for particle physics.

"Lycée Jules Viette" visits ALICE

by Despina Hatzifotiadou. Published: 20 June 2013

Two classes of the "Lycée Jules Viette" from Montbéliard visited ALICE, on the 10 May 2013.

The students were given the opportunity to get a glimpse of CERN and to visit the ALICE experiment at Point 2. At ALICE, students were given a tour of the experiment and taken through the exhibition and the control room before going down to the cavern.

Heavy Flavour meeting hosted in India

by Premomoy Ghosh. Published: 20 June 2013

The Physics of heavy flavour has been at the frontier of the physics topics at the LHC energies. With the availability of heavy flavour data from experiments at LHC, this topic has generated a lot of theoretical and phenomenological activities all over, resulting in heavy flavour specific workshops and conferences. The ALICE collaborators in India, with the aim of bringing the experimentalists and theorists working in this frontier field of research to a common discussion forum, organized the first meeting on this specific topic at the national level.

India-ALICE Meeting held at Mumbai

by Tapan Nayak. Published: 20 June 2013

Indian institutes in ALICE held their collaboration meeting during 27-28 April 2013 at IIT-Bombay, Mumbai. Although these meetings are held in regular intervals three to four times a year, this particular one was quite significant in many respects: (i) signing of MoUs by four new Institutes from India, (ii) participation by ALICE Spokesperson and ALICE Physics Coordinator along with other ALICE members from Europe who attended the Heavy Flavour Meet, and (iii) a record number (more than 50) of participants.

Passeport Big Bang

by Lucile Hervet. Published: 20 June 2013

The "Passeport Big Bang" is a new way to visit and learn a bit more about CERN and each experiment. It took almost two years to organize the event. After weeks of rain, for the first edition of the "Passeport Big Bang" the sun was fortunately here. « It was very friendly, with lots of visitors about the exhibition platforms, ranging from site to site by bike exactly as we had imagined » reports Corinne Pralavorio, organizer of the "Passeport Big Bang" together with Marie-Anne Bugnon.

Interview with Kay Quattrocchi

by Panos Charitos. Published: 20 June 2013

Kay Quattrocchi is an artist passioned about the Universe and inspired by the latest discoveries unveiling some of its secrets.  For Kay “Learning, discovering and opening our minds to other dimensions than those imposed by our five senses” is a source of motivation. Her work is “Allowing your mind to feel the immense joy of being there and trying to understand the universe”.