ALICE Physics Organization

Physics Board

The Physics Board (PB) coordinates and assesses activities concerning physics analyses and measurements. These activities are the focus of eight Physics Working Groups (PWGs), whose conveners are members of the PB. The PB also acts, in close connection with the Editorial Board and Conference Committee, as the steering group for the preparation of physics publications, notes and oral presentations.


The Physics Board formulates proposals to the MB and to the TB for the optimization of physics performance and the definition of running conditions. The activities of the PB and PWGs are presented in regular ‘Physics Forum’ meetings open to all Members of the Collaboration.

PB meetings

  • Weekly Meetings (open to the Collaboration after minutes approval, 5-6 days after the meeting)

PB minutes

Public physics results

Internal physics documents


Physics Coordination



Andrea Dainese
(INFN Padova, Italy)

Cvetan Cheshkov
(ip2i Lyon, France)

Alexander Kalweit



Physics Working Groups (PWGs) and Physics Analysis Groups (PAGs)


PWG-CF -Correlations and flow 



PAG: Correlations  

  • Lukasz Graczykowski
  • Hua Pei


PAG: Event-by-Event / Fluctuations 

  • Mesut Arslandok
  • Tapan Nayak

PAG: Femtoscopy

  •  Valentina Mantovani Sarti 
  • Helena Rogochaya

PAG: Flow   

  • Rihan Haque
  • Katarina Gajdosova 

PWG-DQ - Dileptons and Quarkonia 



PAG: Low mass electron pairs

  • Elisa Meninno
  • Daiki Sekihata


PAG: J/psi electron decay

  • Xiaozhi Bai
  • Cristiane Jahnke


PAG: Quarkonium muon decays

  •  Laure Massacrier
  • Luca Micheletti


PWG-GA - Photons and neutral mesons  





PWG-HF - Heavy Flavour



PAG: Hadronic Decays of Heavy Flavours

  •  Fabrizio Grosa
  •  Xinye Peng 


PAG: Heavy Flavour Leptons (Electrons and Muons)

  • Nicole Bastid
  • Martin Volkl


PAG: Heavy Flavour Correlations

  • Fabio Colamaria
  • Marianna Mazzilli


PAG: Heavy Flavour Jets

(cross-PWG PAG with PWG-JE)

  • Robert Vertesi
  • Nima Zardoshti

PWG-JE - Jets



PAG: Inclusive Jets and hard Photons

  • Yaxian Mao


PAG: Jet Substructure

  • Raymond Ehlers 
  • Laura Havener


PAG: Heavy Flavour Jets

(cross-PWG PAG with PWG-HF)

  • Robert Vertesi
  • Nima Zardoshti




PWG-LF - Light Flavour



PAG: Resonances

  •  Enrico Fragiacomo
  • Jihye Song


PAG: Spectra

  • Nicolo' Jacazio 
  •  Vytautas Vislavicius


PAG: Strangeness

  • Lee Barnby
  • Roman Lietava


PAG: Nuclei and Exotica

  •  Alberto Caliva'
  • Maximiliano Puccio

PWG-MM - Monte Carlo generators and Minimum Bias physics 



PAG: Rivet and Generators   

  • Antonin Maire
  • Roberto Preghenella


PAG: Luminosity 

  • Jesus Guillermo Contreras Nuno
  • Martino Gagliardi


PAG: Multiplicity 

  • David Dobridgekeit Chinellato
  • Beomkyu Kim

PAG: Underlying Event 

  • Chiara Oppedisano
  • Sushanta Tripathy

PWG-UD - Ultra-peripheral Collisions and Diffraction



PAG: ​Ultra Peripheral Collisions

  • Adam Matyja
  • Igor Pshenichnov


PAG: Diffraction

  • Paul Buhler
  • Rainer Schicker


PAG: Cosmics

  • Bruno Alessandro
  • Mario Rodriguez



Composition of the Physics Board

Physics Coordination

Conveners of the Physics Working Groups (PWGs)

  • PWG-CF: I. Altsybeev, L. Fabbietti
  • PWG-DQ: F. Fionda, M. Winn
  • PWG-GA: F. Bock, M. Germain
  • PWG-HF: A. Dubla, C. Terrevoli
  • PWG-JE: F. Krizek, M. Verweij
  • PWG-LF: L. Bianchi, R. Lea
  • PWG-MM: P. Christiansen, V. Zaccolo
  • PWG-UD: M. Broz, S. R. Klein

Ex- officio members: