From the CERN web: Photowalk, IPPOG and more

This section highlights articles, blog posts and press releases published in the CERN web environment over the past weeks. This way, you won’t miss a thing...


(Infographic by Nicola Quadri.)

Behind very great results lies great computing
13 November – Katarina Anthony

At the ATLAS experiment, masterful computing infrastructure is transforming raw data from the detector into particles for analysis, with a set direction, energy and type.

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 (Image: CERN/Andrew Richard Hara)

‘Photowalk’: Vote for your favourite pictures!
10 November - by Julie Haffner and Joanna Iwanska

CERN has announced the winners of its ‘Photowalk 2015: Behind the Scenes’ competition. The three winning photographs, selected from among 160 entries, will now go on to be judged in a global competition.

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The 10th meeting of the IPPOG was held at CERN from 5 to 7 November 2015.

Tenth IPPOG meeting at CERN
10 November - ALICE Collaboration

IPPOG (International Particle Physics Outreach Group) is an international network of physicists, science communicators and educators from all CERN Member States, major particle physics laboratories and the LHC experiments, as well as some representatives from non-Member States like the USA and Australia, which is the newest member of IPPOG, officially voted in this year. Its main goal is to popularise the scientific method through a variety of outreach activities aimed at people of all ages.  The final aim is to emphasise the importance of research and more specifically – what is the purpose of big laboratories like the LHC and Fermilab and why it is important to study the sub-atomic world and the laws that govern it.

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 (Cartoon: Adrien Miqueu)

20 birthday candles for LHCb
5 November – LHCb Collaboration

In August 1995, a Letter of Intent was submitted for LHCb, the world's first dedicated b-physics experiment at a hadron collider. On 5 November, the LHCb Collaboration marked the 20th anniversary of this event with a special celebratory meeting.

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