Manchester Particle Physics Group News January 2010 Christmas Meeting Hello and goodbye Thorsten Wengler will be leaving us to move to a CERN permanent staff position. These posts are highly prestigious and very few are awarded. Thorsten has built up the Manchester ATLAS group, moving it from (frankly) the second division to the Premier League. This legacy will survive him, The annual Christmas meeting took place in January. In and we hope that a link can be maintained some years there is just no convenient gap between the end in future, as ATLAS data taking and of teaching term and the holiday itself, and this was one of analysis really get going. them. James Cullen, the Deputy Co-ordinator It was very impressive: 72 ten minute talks in two days for the Tier 2 centre, is leaving for a job covering an enormous range of activities and showing how in industry. we’re involved in great deal of very high quality research activity. The slides (sometimes even videos) are available on our Indico server. Pei Zhang is a new srtudent. Rather unusual in that he’s starting in January The only let down was the weather - but snow does tend to and will spend most of his time at DESY happen in January. It meant the cancellation of the dinner, working on RF at FLASH. and we’ll have to fnd a way of making that weatherproof in future.
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