Call for the 2014 ALICE Thesis Awards

by Panos Charitos. Published: 15 September 2013

The ALICE Thesis Award Committee has recently announced the application deadline for the next ALICE thesis award. Continuing a tradition that dates five years, the award is a recognition of the role that PhD students have in the collaboration and aims to encourage the involvement of more young people in the future.

ALICE G+ page included in Google's Science Engagers Circle

HEP-ALICE comic book presented in Mexico

by Panos Charitos. Published: 15 September 2013

The comic book "The Electric Sheep and the memory of the Universe" written by the science communicator Jose Gordon and illustrated by the famous Mexican cartoonist Ricardo Garcia Micro was presented at the Cultural Centre "Elena Garro" in Mexico.

On Thursday August 15, the Multipurpose Hall cultural centre filled with fans and friends of Gordon and illustrator José Ricardo García Micro, authors of this book that seeks to bring children to science.

Antonello Di Mauro receives “Garganus” award

by Panos Charitos. Published: 15 September 2013

On August 3 2013 Antonello Di Mauro received the “Garganus” award from “Parco Nazionale del Gargano” in the context of the 22nd Edition of “Premio Internazionale di Cultura Re Manfredi”, held in Manfredonia, Italy.

Antonello has been working for the technical coordination of ALICE and for the HMPID detector as deputy project leader. He is currently responsible for beam instrumentation and background monitoring and also coordinator of the ITS upgrade inner barrel layers assembly.

Interview with Dinesh Srivastava

by Panos Charitos. Published: 15 September 2013

During Dinesh Srivastava's visit to CERN we had the chance to meet him and Tapan Nayak and discuss how the field of heavy-ion physics developed over the years, the participation of Indian institutes in ALICE as well as the meaning of being a good teacher.

Is there a growing interest in heavy-ion physics in India?

Adieu Hugh Delagrange

by Yves Schutz. Published: 16 September 2013

Radiochemist by training, Hugh Delagrange presented his doctoral thesis in 1977, at the Center for Nuclear Studies of Bordeaux- Gradignan, on the study of fission process at medium energy. He continued working on this subject as a postdoc in the Department of Chemistry at the University of New York at Stony Brook, USA. Alongside an original experimental contribution to the study, by radiochemical methods, of fission -evaporation competition in actinides he developed a model for calculating the probability of fission for reactions induced by heavy ions.