Lise Meitner Prize 2014 for ALICE researchers

  • Posted on: 22 July 2014

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 prize was awarded specifically "for their outstanding contributions to the experimental exploration of the quark-gluon plasma using ultra-relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions, in particular to the design and construction of ALICE and shaping its physics programme and scientific results bringing to light unique and unexpected features of a deconfined state of strongly-interacting matter at the highest temperatures ever produced in the laboratory."

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