Department of Physics professor Dr. Manuella Vincter has been reappointed for another term as deputy spokesperson for ATLAS at CERN, the European organization for nuclear research.

Dr. Vincter has been a member of the ATLAS experiment since 1998 and her mandate will now be extended until February 2025, where she will continue to serve as a Deputy Spokesperson. Her ongoing researching continues to explore the theoretical particle physics that underlies the behaviour of the building blocks of the universe.

“We are remarkably proud of Manuella’s continual involvement and achievements with CERN,” said Carleton Dean of Science, Maria DeRosa. “Her research is representative of our faculty, and it will continue to connect Carleton to a renowned worldwide community of scientists and researchers.

The ATLAS experiment based at the CERN Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland is an experimental particle physics endeavour that uses high-energy proton collisions from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to reproduce conditions of the early universe less than a billionth of a second after the big bang.

Earlier this year, the LHC restarted for another running period called “Run 3”, where the protons are being accelerated and collided at the highest energies ever produced in a lab. With Run 3, Vincter will be focused on the successful operation and scientific exploitation of this new running period for ATLAS.

The ATLAS collaboration consists of approximately 5,500 members, including close to 2,500 PhD-holding physicists and 1,700 graduate students from 234 institutes and 38 countries.

With COVID-19 restrictions lifted, Vincter’s mandate will include successfully reintegrating the experiment via in-person collaborations, meetings, and workshops. While also continuing her work with the ATLAS Speakers’ Committee to select speakers and delegates for conferences, writes scientific papers and policies related to the experiment, and ensures everyone involved is on the same page.

“This next term as ATLAS Deputy Spokesperson has me very much focused on the successful operation and scientific exploitation of this new running period for ATLAS,” said Vincter, “Our ATLAS colleagues are coming back to CERN after a two-year absence due to COVID. Everyone is delighted to be back; their presence truly re-energises this collaborative effort!”

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Carleton University

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