Prof. Dr. Silvia Masciocchi
Welcome to my research group at the Physical Institute in Heidelberg
The research activity of our group focuses on heavy-ion physics and on the development and calibration of detectors for particle tracking and identification.
Our team is strongly involved in
ALICE, both with data analysis and with detector construction and operation.
ALICE is one of the four big experiments at the CERN
Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is dedicated to the investigation of nucleus-nucleus collisions.
The aim of the ALICE Collaboration is to study the physics of strongly interacting matter at extreme energy densities,
where the formation of a new phase of matter, the quark-gluon-plasma, is expected.
In the context of heavy-ion physics, I have a special interest in heavy quarks (open-heavy-flavor hadrons and charmonium), light (anti-)(hyper-)nuclei production and particle correlations.
Since 2016, we are also active in the DFG Collaborative Research Center ISOQUANT, where we work in very close collaboration with our theory colleagues.