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



Plans for next Summer? Start a career in particle physics!

by Fabricio Jiménez

This is the time of the year when I start to reach out to as many undergraduates in physics (and similar subjects) as possible. My yearly mantra for them: “Apply to summer internships!” I cannot emphasize how much my two internships shaped my life and career, from fortuitously having breakfast with a Nobel laureate, the living legend Jack Steinberger (and maybe a story to tell in another post) to hands-on work in physics analyses for the LHC and making friends from all across the globe. Continue reading “Plans for next Summer? Start a career in particle physics!”

Grandma’s Higgs bosons

by Alexander Held

Last month, I had the pleasure to attend the 2017 edition of the European School of High-Energy Physics in Évora, Portugal. We were about 100 students, including my fellow ESR Pablo. The two week program included lectures on many high-energy physics-related topics, such as the Standard Model, cosmology, statistics, Higgs physics, and phenomena beyond the Standard Model. Continue reading “Grandma’s Higgs bosons”

Summer activities at LIP-Lisbon

by Giles Strong

So, it’s been a while since my last post, apologies for that, but the summer has been both busy and eventful, so let me summarise what’s been happening. Continue reading “Summer activities at LIP-Lisbon”

First CMS Physics Object School in Bari

by Ioanna Papavergou

One of the best parts of being a physics PhD student is having the chance to broaden your knowledge by attending seminars and schools especially designed for helping you to be more efficient in your research. I was fortunate to have such an opportunity by attending the first CMS Physics Object School (POS) which took place from September 4th to 8th in Bari, Italy. Continue reading “First CMS Physics Object School in Bari”

My first weeks at CERN

by Ioanna Papavergou

It has already been almost 2 months since I arrived at CERN, but it certainly feels like a week. Being in such an interesting place, surrounded by some of the smartest people in the world, is a unique and inspiring feeling for a young researcher like myself. I was also lucky enough to be able to have the opportunity to visit CERN in the beginning of my PhD, which greatly helped me to integrate to the CMS experiment. Continue reading “My first weeks at CERN”

SciComm in Erice

by Giles Strong

Last week I, along with fellow network ESR Pablo, attended the International School of Science Journalism in Erice, on the Italian island of Sicily. As regular readers of this blog will know, scientific outreach plays an important role in our network activities, and I’d attended with the hope of gaining tips for better simplifying and presenting my research. Continue reading “SciComm in Erice”

Invitation to Astro@Stats 2017

by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

On September 8, 2017 the Department of Statistical Sciences of the University of Padova will host Astro@Stats 2017, a Sino-Italian Workshop on Astrostatistics. Continue reading “Invitation to Astro@Stats 2017”

Art & Science 14: The Higgs Boson’s Symphony

by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

The high-school students participating in the “Art & Science” contest participated in at least two lectures on particle physics and the LHC experiments before being asked to start designing their artwork. One of the challenges was to “think outside the box” and not feel constrained by what they could imagine was expected from them: they could conceive paintings and sculptures, of course (most of the groups Continue reading “Art & Science 14: The Higgs Boson’s Symphony”

Art & Science 13: La Collisione

by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

“La Collisione” – the collision – is the title of another event-display-inspired work by students of Liceo Benedetti in Venice, Ludovica Donà and Licia Memo. The students decided to employ discarded bits and pieces of colored glass to create a collage representing a LHC collision. Murano glass is a very well-known artistic product of Venice, so this choice connotates their work and localizes it in its provenance.

The choice of glass fragments was explicitated by the students to symbolize the creation of Higgs bosons, as glass fragments like Higgs bosons Continue reading “Art & Science 13: La Collisione”

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