The SAMPA Chip

by Panos Charitos. Published: 16 November 2013

In order to cope with the higher luminosities expected at the LHC after the Long Shutdown 2, several ALICE detectors will be upgraded. Part of this effort is the design and building of a new ASIC chip for the muon chambers as well as for the new TPC. The ALICE Brazilian team has been actively involved in the ALICE upgrade plans.

Hard Probes 2013

by Jean Cleymans . Published: 16 November 2013


The International Conference on Hard and Electromagnetic Probes of High-Energy Nuclear Collisions known as Hard Probes 2013 took place in Stellenbosch near Cape Town in South Africa November 4-8 2013.

The Hard Probes conference series started out as a small workshop called Hard Probes Cafe in 1994 at CERN on the initiative of Helmut Satz and Xin-Nian Wang.

Liceo Classico di Milano visits ALICE

by Panos Charitos. Published: 16 November 2013

50 students from Milano and their teachers visited ALICE for a one-day educational trip. Despina Hatzifotiadou, Federico Ronchetti and Daniele de Gruttola guided the students in the ALICE cavern and the surface exhibition.



Following their visit to ALICE, students produced a short video, a token from their visit which they kindly shared with us. Perhaps the best summary of their visit.

ALICE: "Simple and Complex"

by Panos Charitos. Published: 16 November 2013

From 17 November to 15 December 2013, the interactive exhibition "Simple and Complex" will be hosted at the old furnace in the Urban Park ex Salid (park Pinocchio, via Lungoirno, Salerno). The exhibition explores the concepts of complexity, disorder and chaos and has been designed and built by the CNR (National Research Council) of Italy.

Highlights of the visit to Thailand

by Panos Charitos & Chinorat Kobdaj . Published: 16 November 2013

A presentation on ALICE was given in NANOTEC during a special NANO Talk session. “Thailand is one of four countries in Asia, the other three being China, Japan and South Korea, that participate in this collaboration” said Dr. Luciano Musa, Head of ALICE ITS Upgrade Project in his presentation. “The participation means that there are greater opportunities for scientists, researchers and engineers to exchange new knowledge and strengthen national research capacity”.