November 2010

Despina Hatzifotiadou
Applause echoed from the unusually crowded ALICE control room at 11:20 on Monday 8 November - when the first reconstructed lead-lead collision, at an unprecedentedly high energy, was displayed on the large screen.
Catherine Decosse
Four new institutes were accepted into ALICE at last Friday's Collaboration Board.
Ian Randall
Dear Readers,
Ian Randall
A social event was held for the members of ALICE last Wednesday week.
Catherine Decosse
Major elections have been on the agenda of all the 2010 meetings of the ALICE Collaboration Board.
Christian Carli & Despina Hatzifotiadou
The challenges faced by the Large Hadron Collider's (LHC) ion injector chain
Peter Christiansen
Alexandru Dobrin successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled "R-hadron Searches and Charged Pion Spectra at High Transverse Momentum in Proton-Proton Collisions at the LHC using the ALICE Detector", on 15 October.
Ian Randall
In this issue, ALICE Matters interviewed Michele Floris.
Jurgen Schukraft
I am very pleased to see the launch of the first edition of our twice-monthly newsletter, ALICE Matters.
Ian Randall
The Mexican Physical Society has honoured Paolo Giubellino, ALICE's spokesperson elect, with the Medal of the Division of Particles and Fields, for his work with Mexico in the study of high energy physics.
Ian Randall
With heavy ion runs starting in less than a week, scientists and technicians at ALICE are busy readying the machine for the demands of lead-lead collisions within the Large Hadron Collider.
Federico Carminati
ALICE's computer network grew in size last month with the addition of two grid nodes provided by our new colleagues in Islamabad.
Ian Randall
ALICE is pleased to announce the reprinting of its technical paper, The ALICE experiment at the CERN LHC
Ian Randall
Each issue, Matters will cast the spotlight on some of the many people in ALICE, as a celebration of the individuals within the collaboration. This issue, we interviewed Ayben Karasu Uysal, from Istanbul's Yildiz Technical University, and Natasha Sharma, of Panjab University, Chandigarh - two students who work on data analysis.
Despina Hatzifotiadou
A new exercise, part of the International Masterclass outreach program, will use data gathered by ALICE to introduce school children to particle physics.