Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg



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.

On these pages you can find out more about our research topics, my teaching activities here in Heidelberg and opportunities for theses or jobs within our group.

Recent Activities

Meet us at our online "open-door" group meeting!

Are you interested in joining our group for a thesis project?

We are welcoming you to our group meeting where you can get to know us and learn more about our current research topics and our group, together with other students.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

When? Friday, 05.03.2021, 13:00 - 14:00
Where? Online via Zoom

Contact us for further information.

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