Scientists leading the work of the ALICE collaboration have been awarded the European Physical Society's Lise Meitner Prize 2014. Johanna Stachel of Heidelberg University in Germany, Peter Braun-Munzinger of GSI in Germany, Paolo Giubellino of INFN Torino and CERN, and Jürgen Schukraft of CERN shared the award, which is given every two years for outstanding work in the fields of experimental, theoretical or applied nuclear science.
The new ALICE Run Control Centre was inaugurated on the occasion of the collaboration dinner organized at Point 2 during the recent ALICE week. Eight months of restructuring works have reshaped the internal space arrangement of the working areas and fully refurbished all the services such as air conditioning and networking. Almost one hundred collaborators participating to the ALICE week dinner had the chance to enter the ARC for the first time and to get a live experience of the new environment.