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

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From Stars To Particles

by Ioanna Papavergou

Hi there! As this is my first post at the blog let me introduce myself. My name is Ioanna Papavergou and I am the new ESR of the AMVA4NewPhysics selected for the position at IASA in Athens. I was born and raised in Kavala, a small city by the sea located in the northern part of Greece.

Physics was my passion since high school and so there was no other option to me than studying Physics during my undergrad studies, getting my Bachelor degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During the Continue reading “From Stars To Particles”

AMVA4NewPhysics Deliverable 1.1: MVA for Higgs Boson Searches at the LHC

by the AMVA4NP press office

It is with a certain satisfaction that I can announce today that the AMVA4NewPhysics network is in complete control of its planned schedule, and has now started to provide real research-grade output, delivering its first two scientific products of relevance. Deliverable 1.1 (from work package 1, which focuses on MVA applications to Higgs boson studies) and Deliverable 4.1 (from work package 4, which focuses on the development of entirely new Machine Learning tools with in mind their application to specific HEP Continue reading “AMVA4NewPhysics Deliverable 1.1: MVA for Higgs Boson Searches at the LHC”

AMVA4NewPhysics: Where We Are

by Tommaso Dorigo

The AMVA4NewPhysics network has reached month 17, and its third solar year in existence. It is time, I think, to make a short summary of what has been going on until now, before we concentrate our attention on what lies ahead.

Overall, if we look at the plan as its authors designed it in the fall of 2014, we see an impressive level of agreement. This is by no means a trivial statement! Writing a successful ITN project involves making a number Continue reading “AMVA4NewPhysics: Where We Are”

About the 3rd AMVA4NP workshop (and happy new year)

by Alessia Saggio

Hi everyone – I just got back from the 3rd AMVA4NewPhysics workshop that took place in Oxford on December 19th and 20th. I am heading back home for holidays now, but before wishing you a merry Christmas I would just like to share with you some feelings and impressions that I had about this workshop.

First of all, it was really nice for me to be back in Oxford after five months. If you followed the blog, you may know that I spent all July there to work on my first secondment and that I had a really great time. The city felt like Continue reading “About the 3rd AMVA4NP workshop (and happy new year)”

CERN from the inside

by Grzegorz Kotkowski

Since the beginning of October I have been in secondment at CERN. I expressed my first feelings about this complex research center in my post “CERN at first sight”. Two months have passed and my former admiration has settled down. The common days allowed me to get accustom to it and eventually I could focus on my work.

Throughout this time I have participated in numerous seminars and speeches. As I am not a physicist some of them were difficult for me to follow, but eventually Continue reading “CERN from the inside”

Towards the end of my internship at B12: what I’ve learned so far

by Alessia Saggio

As many of you may know, I’ve been working at B12 Consulting in Louvain-la-neuve since the end of September, and my project is about to come to an end. I still have two weeks to refine and close everything, but after spending two months and a half here, in the company of my very nice colleagues, I feel like I can give you an exhaustive report about my Continue reading “Towards the end of my internship at B12: what I’ve learned so far”

About LIP

by João Varela

The Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas, LIP, was created to exploit the unique opportunities created for fundamental research in Portugal by the country’s accession to CERN in 1985. LIP brought experimental particle physics in Portugal to a truly international ground and shall continue to lead and develop this effort, ensuring the full participation of the national scientific community in the experimental discovery of the fundamental laws of the Universe.

Current challenges Continue reading “About LIP”

Yandex School of Data Analysis for CERN’s LHCb Experiment

by Andrey Ustyuzhanin

Founded in 2007 by Russia’s leading web search provider and one of its largest IT companies, the Yandex School of Data Analysis (YSDA) has been offering the knowledge, experience, skills and insights of its teachers, students and graduates to the global high-energy physics community since 2011.

With its free Master’s-level program in computer science and data analysis, the Yandex School of Data Analysis brings together Continue reading “Yandex School of Data Analysis for CERN’s LHCb Experiment”

In the shadow of Galileo Galilei

“The best years of all my life”. This is how Galileo Galilei felt about the time he spent in Padova between 1592 and 1610. In his years as a professor of mathematics at the University of Padua he not only worked on the development of the scientific method, but also wrote two of his famous works, “Sidereus Nuncius” and “Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo” (Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published later in Florence).

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