As a physicist in my early career, I felt incredibly happy when I was informed last March that I was selected as a future participant of the highly selective and renowned Summer Student Programme at CERN. At that time, I already had worked within the ATLAS Collaboration for the scope of my Bachelor’s thesis, but I had never actually worked in situ.
My name is Gaia and I have joined the CMS collaboration for three months as Summer Student at CERN. I completed my Bachelor in Physics in 2017 at the University of Padua and I am now attending a Master in Physics at the same institution. I had a great opportunity to take part in research work related to the use of machine learning to develop new statistical tools for detecting signals in particle physics.
This summer, I had the extraordinary opportunity of being a CERN Summer Student. I was ecstatic when my CERN Summer School application had been accepted; I could not wait to contribute to cutting-edge research, attend the world-class Summer Student lectures, visit various CERN sites and meet people from around the world!
For the placement I worked alongside CERN intern Agustina Quesada, supervised by Dave Barney, EP-CMX group leader.
This blog post written by Scott Wilson was originally published on March 22nd, 2018, on Esprit Orchestra website. Esprit Orchestra is Canada's only full-sized professional orchestra devoted to performing and promoting new orchestral music.
A stop motion animation video on the Big Bang theory, created by pupils of the 3rd Primary School of Chios, Greece, under the guidance of primary teacher Despoina Armenaki (pictured below) has won an international competition on creating an educational video on astronomy. The competition was held by the OAD project "Looking …Up! Astronomy for ALL". The project aims to promote inclusive astronomy education. A total of 46 entries were received from six countries around the world.