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Editorial - February 2014

by Livio Mapelli

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the first PH Newsletter for 2014. This is going to be an exciting year, with LS1 past its halfway point, and the injector chain starting up for physics...

The AEgIS Experiment

The AEgIS experiment (Antimatter Experiment: Gravity, Interferometry, Spectroscopy) at CERN is designed to examine the effects of gravity on antimatter.

From January 2014, the Education Group has moved from the PH Department to the Stakeholder Relations Office that will manage and sustain CERN's relationship with key audiences

PH Department: at the heart of CERN

by Antonella Del Rosso

Livio Mapelli, the new Department Head discusses his vision and the upcoming challenges for the department.

Meet Roger Forty, Catherine Decosse and Cecile Granier, the new members of the management team of the PH department.

Independent of the choice of CERN's next high energy collider, the challenges of designing an FCC detector mirror some of those already under consideration for CLIC.

The 2014 edition of the winter school on "Supergravity, String and Gauge Theory" was organized by the Theory Group from 3-7 February

RD53: Development of pixel readout integrated circuits for extreme rate and radiation.

by Jorgen Christiansen and Mauricio Garcia-Scriveres on behalf of the RD53 Collaboration

The recently formed RD53 collaboration will address the challenges of phase 2 pixel detector upgrades of ATLAS and CMS as well as long-term challenges for LCD.

The history of microelectronics at CERN, initiated thanks to the LAA project, provides important lessons as we are now starting to exploit new science and new technologies

The 2014 European School of High-Energy Physics will take place from 18/06 to 01/07 in Garderen, the Netherlands.