Presentation on theme: "Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet Exploring fundamental matter and forces under extreme conditions at the Large Hadron Collider Alex Read Department."— Presentation transcript:
Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet Exploring fundamental matter and forces under extreme conditions at the Large Hadron Collider Alex Read Department of Physics Møtet med fakultetet - juni 2009 ”CERN-satsingen”
Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet Vision and goals Vision: To explore the fundamental nature of matter and the basic forces that shape our universe. Goals: –To study and understand how collective phenonema and macroscopic properties of nuclear matter emerge from the microscopic laws of elementary particle physics –To study the phase transition of nuclear matter to a quark- gluon plasma and the properties and time evolution of the deconfined state of matter –To discover or disprove the existence of the Higgs boson predicted by the electroweak theory – the last unconfirmed part of the Standard Model –To obtain evidence for or disprove Supersymmetry as a fundamental symmetry of nature ALICE ATLAS
Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet Manpower Leader of the research group: –Prof. Alex Read (ATLAS, grid, physics) Additional participants: –Prof. Larissa Bravina (ALICE, theory) –Prof. Trine Tveter (ALICE, physics) –Prof. Gunnar Løvhoiden (ALICE, physics, retired) –Prof. Bernhard Skaali (ALICE, instrumentation, retired) –Prof. Lars Bugge (ATLAS, tracking S/W, physics) –Prof. Farid Ould-Saada (ATLAS, grid, physics, Nor. ATLAS leader) –Prof. II Are Strandlie (ATLAS, software) –Prof. Torleiv Buran (ATLAS, inner detector, physics, retired) –Prof. Steinar Stapnes (instrumentation)
Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet Manpower (ALICE+ATLAS only) Engineer: –Jon Wikne (40%, ALICE) ATLAS Postdocs: –Yuriy Pylypchenko –Ole Myren Røhne (50%) –Bjørn Samset –Børge Gjelsten –Adrian Taga (50% grid) ALICE Postdocs: –Evgeny Zabrodin (Theory) –Jovan Milosovic (YFF) –Rodion Kolevatov, Ludmilla Malinina (1 position!) MS students: 2 (ATLAS) ALICE PhD students: –Kenneth Aamodt (YFF) –Ionut C. Arsene (quota program, 05.09) –Per T. Hille (YFF, 05.09) –M.S. Nilsen (toppforsk!) –Olja Dordic –Svein Lindal –Gyulnara Eyyubova ATLAS PhD students Katarina Pajchel (UiO, ??.09) Maiken Pedersen (toppforsk!) Eirik Gramstad (toppforsk!) Lillian Smestad (NFR)
Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet Manpower Grid researchers and students –Jon Kristian Nilsen (NGIn+USIT) –Thomas Frågåt (KnowARC) –Aleksandr Konstatinov (KnowARC) –Weizhong Qiang (KnowARC) –Esben Lund (KnowARC) –Adrian Taga (EVITA, ATLAS) Strong synergy between ATLAS computing and general grid activities!
Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet Special challenges ALICE and ATLAS groups @ UIO are physically and organisationally separated from each other and have complementary experiments and physics interests –2 CERN-related NFR projects, parts of 2 FI research groups We have instrumentation and operating budgets and postdocs from NFR, but little for PhD stipends Toppforsk-application dealt with harvesting ALICE and ATLAS physics results but this is only part of the total activity –Detector instrumentation (operation, new developments) –Accelerator physics –Computations (Grid) –Software development –Outreach
Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet Conclusion and outlook This group is poised to take advantage of years of investments in LHC development and construction. Activity builds on strong synergy between –Physics –Instrumentation –Software development –Grid On the threshold of a new and exciting era of particle physics, extreme energies and densities of matter. –MS and PhD projects galore Looking forward to commissionning first physics data this autumn!
Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet For discussion... Can we agree on English and Norwegian names for this project/satsing, etc? –e.g. ”Nukleærforskning CERN-miljøet” in ”Kvalitet og relevans”/UiO –”CERN-miljøet” i årsrapporten for satsingene –”CERN-miljøet knyttet til ALICE- og ATLAS-eksperimentene” i tildelingsbrevet
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