A Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN funded by the Horizon2020 program of the European Commission


Anna Stakia

AMVA4NewPhysics ITNetwork ESR at CERN; studying MultiVariate Analysis methods applied to Supersymmetry/Dark Matter searches with CMS

Marie Skłodowska-Curie: The scientist, the legacy, the grants

by Anna Stakia

Maria Skłodowska was born on November 7th, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland (in the part then dominated by the Russian Empire). Being brought up in a family of teachers, Maria quickly grew interest in acquiring higher education; this was initially and partly achieved through attending Warsaw’s local schools, but also within her own family environment, receiving some scientific training from her father. Continue reading “Marie Skłodowska-Curie: The scientist, the legacy, the grants”

2016 Highlights, Oxford Meeting Inclusive

by Anna Stakia

First of all, Happy New Year to everyone; my best wishes for a healthy, happy and productive 2017!

Let’s hope Particle Physics has in store for us some intriguing stuff in its New Year’s resolutions, and is -of course- consistent enough in keeping them! [this time] The same should hold for Machine Learning, which however has already offered us some very powerful moments in 2016. For me, the two most Continue reading “2016 Highlights, Oxford Meeting Inclusive”

A unique experience: a Nobel Prize dense meeting

by Anna Stakia

I was recently honored to be accepted to participate in the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting which took place in the week of 26/6 – 1/7/2016 in Lindau, Germany. Introducing a bit this year’s meeting: 400 young scientists from 80 countries were provided the opportunity for an in-depth exchange with 29 Nobel Prize and one Turing Award Laureates. This year’s Meeting was mostly dedicated to Physics (most Nobel Laureates had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, fewer in Chemistry).

Well, I frankly don’t know where to begin when it comes to describing this spectacular event. Still there is a mixture of three words which could maybe represent it Continue reading “A unique experience: a Nobel Prize dense meeting”

A first acquaintance

by Anna Stakia

Just some words about myself, as a first acquaintance!

Well, to begin with, I am from Athens, Greece. Despite the fact that my interest in Physics already started in an early form at a very young age, I pursued my undergraduate studies at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), since computer programming was my second major field of interest.

Nevertheless, even within my engineering studies Continue reading “A first acquaintance”

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