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Advanced Results in Lisbon

by Tommaso Dorigo

This week the VII AMVA4NewPhysics workshop is under way in the premises of LIP in Lisbon. During these events the network gets together to discuss the status of the various projects, plan future events and activities, take action on arisen issues, and vote on budget and other topics. But this is a special event in the lifetime of the network, as we are getting toward the mature stage – we are in the  Continue reading “Advanced Results in Lisbon”

IASA – Accelerating science in Athens

by Kostas Vellidis

IASA stands for Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications – a mouthful indeed. IASA is a relative rarity in Greece: it is a private non-profit research institute. A number of those University Research Institutes (URI), or, in the original (to help you refresh your math characters) Ερευνητικά Πανεπιστημιακά Ινστιτούτα (ΕΠΙ), were established in the 90s, in an effort to promote research and postgraduate studies in the Greek University system by providing specialized infrastructure and/or expertise. Continue reading “IASA – Accelerating science in Athens”

UCL – where tradition meets the future

by Christophe Delaere

Aiming at the broadening and transmission of human knowledge, university is one of the best inventions of the Middle Ages. The Université catholique de Louvain has played a part in this process with pride since 1425. Just to cite a few: Erasmus, Vésale, Mercator and many others came to Louvain to profit from its location at the heart of Europe. Continue reading “UCL – where tradition meets the future”

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.

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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

by Sabine Hemmer

“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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AMVA4NewPhysics among the spires of Oxford

by Daniela Bortoletto

Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. The university existed in some form already in 1096 but it started developing rapidly in 1167, when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. Oxford has educated many notable alumni including 27 Nobel laureates, 26 British prime ministers and many foreign heads of state.

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The odd one out

by Giovanna Menardi

Hi there, my name is Giovanna Menardi, I’m a researcher at the Department of Statistical Sciences of University of Padua, and PI of one node of the AMVA4NewPhysics network.

The Department where most of our activities are being carried on has a pretty long history. It was one of the very first departments to be established at the University of Padua, rooted in the “Gabinetto di Statistica”, which was originally instituted in 1889. Continue reading “The odd one out”

Hello from Clermont-Ferrand

by David Calvet

Adjacent to the largest natural park in France, Clermont-Ferrand is the capital of the Auvergne Region. Major companies (Michelin, Limagrain, Volvic, etc.) contribute to the economic growth of the city, which counts 35,000 students. World capital of short films, Clermont-Ferrand offers a wide variety of cultural events. Continue reading “Hello from Clermont-Ferrand”

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