A group of students and researchers from the STAR experiment FNSPE CTU and NPI CAS on November 9-13, 2016 attended collaboration analysis meeting at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), CA, USA. They presented their scientific results reached by the use of infrastructure BNL-CZ. Namely: Mgr. Jaroslav Bielčík, PhD., RNDr. Petr Chaloupka, PhD., Mgr. Pavol Federič, PhD., doc. Michal Šumbera, CSc. DSc., Bc. Alena Harlenderová, Ing. Lukáš Kramárik, Bc. Jakub Kvapil, Ing. Jindřich Lidrych and Bc. Oliver Matonoha.
On 12-17.9.2016 an ultrarelativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions workshop was sponsored by NPI CAS with Dr. Jana Bielčiková as a one of the main organizers. Workshop was held in South Padre Island, TX, USA with participation of Ing. Miroslav Šimko (NPI), Ing. Jindřich Lidrych (FNSPE) a Dr. Robert Vertesi (FNSPE).
In the week of August 15 was held in Ohio, USA STAR collaboration meeting. Research teams from the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague and the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences presented their results. Namely for FNSPE:
Mgr. Pavla Federičová, PhD. - J/psi analysis in Run12 Cu+Au 200 GeV,
Ing. Jindřich Lidrych - K femtoscopy in Au+Au 200GeV,
for NPI CAS:
RNDr. Jana Bielčíková, Ph.D - STC Report
Mgr. Pavol Federič, PhD. - D+/- meson in Run14 Au+Au 200 GeV a D* meson in Run15 p+p 200 GeV,
Ing. Miroslav Šimko - Lambda_c analysis methods a L_c in Run14 Au+Au 200 GeV,
Ing. Jan Rusnák - Charged Jet Spectra Update,
Bc. Miroslav Šaur - D0 in Run12 Cu+Au 200 GeV,
Bc. Martin Kocmánek - Full Jet pt Spectra in Au+Au.
More information on the conference webpage http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/HIRG/STARmeeting/
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.
One of the tasks of the Czech group at the STAR experiment is the maintanance and careless operation of the ZDC detector. This is an important component of both STAR and the RHIC accelerator thus it is needed to be stand by during the RHIC run for 24 hours a day on the phone in BNL.
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.