During the plenary session the CERN’s ALICE Collaboration has announced the results of the competition to head physics analysis groups. The EbyE PAG’s coordinator is SPbU’s Candidate of Physics and Mathematics Igor Altsybeev.

 Much of his success lies in his achievements in data analysis of the ultra-relativistic nuclear collision experiment, largely supported in the SPbU’s Laboratory of Ultra-High Energy Physics.

 — The Event-by-Event Physics Analysis Group (EbyE PAG) is a newly established office of the ALICE Collaboration, — said Igor Altsybeev. — It primarily concerns with fluctuation analysis (event-by-event fluctuations) at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The coordinator is responsible for work coordination, meetings, reporting, and publications.

Since 2010 Igor Altsybeev has been actively engaged in the project, carried out dozens of sessions at the CERN and defended his thesis with a focus on Collaboration’s experiments.

 — My appointment as a coordinator equally means recognition of my personal achievements and SPbU’s contribution. A group of physicists from SPbU headed by Grigorii Feofilov has participated in the ALICE experiment for over 20 years now. My colleagues from the University carry out the research and working sessions in the ALICE Collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, among them are Prof Vladimir Vechernin, Associate Prof Vladimir Zherebchevskii, lecturer Vladimir Kovalenko, post-graduate student Evgenii Andronov, researchers Andrei Seriakov, Andrei Zarochentsev and others, — said Igor Altsybeev.

 SPbU students can also carry our data analysis of the ALICE Collaboration, he added.


 Igor Altsybeev (b. 1985, Kirov) completed his post-graduate studies at SPbU and defended a thesis “Fast and azimuthal topology of correlations of the charged particles in the pp and Pb-Pb collisions in the ALICE at the CERN LHC” in 2013. His scope of interest is ultra-high energy heavy-ion collision physics.

 The ALICE Collaboration studies quark-gluon plasma, a state of matter thought to have formed just after the big bang and generated through collisions between lead ions at the CERN LHC, recreating in the laboratory conditions similar to those just after the big bang.


The ALICE Collaboration counts 990 scientists from 174 physics institutes in 42 countries.  Since 1992 SPbU has been a member and leader in the ALICE Collaboration.