In the days 13-15.6.2016 STAR regional meeting took place in Krakow where participated working groups from the Czech rebupliky and Poland. Members of FNSPE and NPI successfully presented the current status of their research.
FNSPE Dean's award - NUVIA 2016 for the best thesis won our graduate Ing. Katarína Gajdošová. The award ceremony along with a cash prize was handed within the XXIII. Všejaderná fúze. Congratulations!
The Dean Annually award students based on the recommendation of the evaluation commission and heads of department. This year's prize went to graduate in experimental nuclear and particle physics Ing. Katarina Gajdošová for her work "Production of non-photonic electrons in U + U collisions at 193 GeV in STAR experiment".
The award ceremony took place 21. 4. 2016 in the National House in Smíchov within the XXIII. Všejaderná fúze where Katarina was represented by her sister Zuzana Gajdosova and she took a diploma and a cash prize of 50,000 CZK.
Since the end of January data are collected at RHIC accelerator. You can watch in real time events from the detector STAR here.
From 22 to 29. 7. 2015 had a group of our students and staff the opportunity to present their results at a European Physical Society conference EPS-HEP 2015 in Vienna, which is currently the largest particle physics conferences in Europe. Great success is in addition to contributions in different sections is the achievement of Jana Fodorová, who won the main prize for the best poster among more than 200 entries.
Within the cooperation between the Czech Republic and the Brookhaven National Laboratory arise also obligations. One of these duties is to serve the number of shifts at RHIC accelerator. The first shift served three students from the Technical University FNSPE:
Bc. Jakub Kvapil (left) - 2 weeks on STAR experiment
Bc. Jan Vaněk (middle) - 2 weeks on STAR experiment
Bc. Radek Novotný - 4 weeks on PHENIX experiment
The RHIC collider (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider) achieved a record in luminosity for polarized proton-proton collisions.
Increasing the accelerator luminosity means greater frequency of collisions and therefore ultimately more experimental data. Due to timed running time of the accelerator is thus luminosity one of the key factors. Currently, this accelerator is capable of producing approximately 1.2 trillion collisions with an energy of 200 GeV per week, which is roughly two times more than it was in 2012.
Behind this milestone stand innovation and improvement of accelerators, e.g. so called Electron focusation, which uses negatively charged electrons to compensate repellent forces between the positively charged protons circulating in two opposing beams. There is, therefore, low-energy beam collision of electrons with protons.
author: Vojtěch Pacík