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Taking SNO+ shifts from home

After the SNO+ control room at LIP, our colleagues from the LIP SNO+ group now control the SNO+ detector from home. By the way, SNO+ has just been renewed as a CERN recognised experiment for three more years. Congratulations!

Pictures and more info here 

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LIP Computing news:
What changed?

Graphic... More info

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Computing at (virtual) LIP

Did we work less during telework? No!
At least this is not visible in computing resources usage graphs. The plots show the number of accesses to LIP machines and of jobs in the farm. In both of team, you see a slight Easter effect in April, but no sign of the lockdown, which started in March 13.

Telework survey: What have we learned? 

  • The majority of people works as efficiently as, or more efficiently at home than in the office
  • 90% of the respondents would like to work from home 1 (28%), 2 (50%) or even 3 (12%) days per week in normal conditions
  • Biggest advantage: for 1/2 of the people, it's not having to commute; for 1/4, better concentration. The other 1/4 just does not like it!
  • Biggest challenge: It varies widely, but biggest slices are housekeeping tasks, lack of motivation, children at home and remote meetings!
  • Technical conditions: most people were already ok before, about 1/4 improved a lot now, 10% are still fighting with problems... can we help? 
See full survey results

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Telework and health

Many colleagues complain about health problems related to telework — pain in the back, sciatica, headaches, insomnia and more have been reported. Here you can find some advice:
  • Make sure you have a good chair and an ergonomic working position
  • Have a break every 1.5 or 2 hours maximum — exercise your eyes (looking through the window at a distant spot) and your body (see here).
    Go for a walk/run!
  • Drink water and eat healthy and
    at regular hours
  • See CERN's advice on mental and physical health


local_cafe COFFEE TIME

We created a virtual meeting point. Every Thursday at 10h30, just pass by and see who’s there for a chat and a coffee. 

Note: For a more regular contact there is a Slack channel chat lipworld.slack.com


A team linked to FCUL is conducting a survey on the reactions to Covid-19 prevention measures.
To participate: http://bit.ly/SARS2-COVID-19_survey Contact: venancio@lip.pt

PRACTICAL INFO

COVID-19: Present rules at LIP

First stage of deconfinement:
  1. The teleworking regime should continue to be privileged as far as possible.

  2. Access and permanence in the LIP premises must respect the rules defined for the campus where they are located and comply with the hygiene rules (washing and disinfection of hands), use of mask and distancing defined by the DGS.

  3. In particular, in offices with less than 20 m2, there should not be more than one person at the same time. For LIP members who may have to stay on the premises and contact other LIP members, it is recommended that, in addition to the mask, they use one of the visors produced at the LIP Mechanical Workshops, which are available at the Lisboa and Coimbra secretariats. These visors must be sterilized daily with alcohol or immersed in a solution with bleach for a while.

  4. Infrastructure coordinators must agree with the management on how the infrastucture will operate, particularly if this implies the regular use of LIP's facilities.

FCT News

University news

More info and resources

(Covid-19 related)
Government
DGS
CERN - Discover CERN online
Ciência Viva

EU Funding opportunities


LIP Student Workshop 

Braga, 1-3 July 2019 — Read about this in page 24 of the latest Bulletin.


ADVANCED TRAINING

PT-CERN PhD grants

Student applications extended until 15/6
    More info

      LIP Internship Program news

      • The presentations sessions in Minho, Coimbra a Lisbon were quite participated and successful
      • The 5 projects at Minho are fully complete - registration is closed.
      • There are currently 33 projects in Lisboa and Coimbra (there may still be more), with a reasonable balance between the 4 areas
      • Student registration is open until the
        end of May
      More info

      LIP/IDPASC student workshop

      The workshop will be held online on 25-27 June

      events

      LIP event dates - update



      internal/INSTITUTIONAL

      Reports, minutes, etc. 

      local_cafe COFFEE TIME

      We created a virtual meeting point. Every Thursday at 10h30, just pass by and see who’s there for a chat and a coffee. 

      Note: For a more regular contact there is a Slack channel chat lipworld.slack.com
      Flyers about LIP

      Flyers about LIP

      This is meant to be the first and most general one of a family of flyers on more specific topics: the different research areas or research lines at LIP; advanced training at LIP, etc. Please have a look, comments and suggestions are most welcome!

      LIP Summer Students Programme 2018

      Updating the research group info on the LIP website

      The texts introducing the research groups, competence centers or infrastructures in the LIP website are an important visiting card. They should be concise and understandable by those who visit us. This is particularly important in view of the ongoing evaluation of the research units.

      Please remember these texts can be updated directly in the LIP database.
      Twitter, #LHCIMC18 #PTIMC18  


      1. Patricia Conde Muiño:  "Peaceful" family office, with homemade whiteboard setup for teaching


      4. Pedro Abreu: A componente mais complicada no meu teletrabalho são as aulas. A disciplina que lecciono é Eletromagnetismo para os alunos do MEFT, que exige uma grande utilização do quadro. Esta é a variante de uma solução proposta pelos nossos colegas Luís Filipe Mendes e Pedro Brogueira, que adaptei com o material que tinha em casa: um garrafão de água de 7L, base sólida de cadernos e livros (1º volume do Dicionário de Língua Portuguesa da Acamedia das Ciências de Lisboa [deve ser da Classe de Letras]) e uma flauta peruana para colocar uma webcam à distância apropriada do caderno, que funciona como "quadro" onde são desenvolvidos os conteúdos das aulas.

      7. Henrique Carvalho:  A ir pro trabalho! (Numa outra realidade)

      10. Ricardo Gonçalo:  Telework days
      2. Nuno Castro: Moving the office home during the COVID-19 crisis

      5. Ana Sofia Inácio:  Como estudante de doutoramento, a maioria dos meus dias em isolamento social é passada a trabalhar em análise. Recentemente fiz o upgrade para uma secretária improvisada para trabalhar de pé, para evitar problemas de postura e mover o corpo enquanto trabalho, e aproveitar ao máximo a luz natural.

      8. Matthew Cox:  Taking a SNO+ untethered shift

      Figura: Decaimento do bosão de Higgs visto no detetor ATLAS.

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      3. Conceição Abreu: Teletrabalho: aqui há gato

      6. Ricardo Barrué:  A minha transição para o teletrabalho foi relativamente simples, tendo-me focado em manter as rotinas e assegurar-me que não trabalho na cama ou em pijama à secretária. O maior desafio foi conseguir montar uma estação de trabalho na minha secretária de 1m x 0.5m que me permitisse maximizar a produtividade mas que ao mesmo tempo fosse o mais ergonómica possível. Depois de alguns testes e a compra de um rato+teclado sem fios, penso que consegui :)

      9. Catarina Espírito Santo
      Figura: Decaimento do bosão de Higgs visto no detetor ATLAS.
      Figura: Decaimento do bosão de Higgs visto no detetor ATLAS.
      Figura: Decaimento do bosão de Higgs visto no detetor ATLAS.

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      Science news at (virtual) LIP and beyond

      Visits to the CMS Detector at the LHC

      Have you ever wondered what High-Energy Physics is? What exactly it takes to run an experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider? Or perhaps how the Higgs boson was discovered?


      LHC a0 years of data

      "Historical" papers in LIP's history

      On the month of LIP’s anniversary, it would be nice to put together a list of some of the publications that made history, at LIP and beyond... We started the list with some obvious choices, such as the first paper. Please help us to continue!
      (outreach@lip.pt or catarina@lip.pt)




      LHC a0 years of data

      ASACUSA experiment studies new exotic atom at PSI

      It’s like an helium-4 atom, but with an electron and a negative pion. Exotic atom spectroscopy is a tool for precise measurement of the replacement particle properties and to search for phenomena beyond the Standard Model  


      SEMINARS LHC a0 years of data

      SNO+ experiment recognized by CERN

      SNO+ will remain a CERN recognized experiment (RE35) for another 3 years. Meanwhile, at Lisbon, colleagues from the LIP SNO+ group are taking shifts controlling the experiment from home. 


      LHC a0 years of data

      ASACUSA experiment studies new exotic atom at PSI

      It’s like an helium-4 atom, but with an electron and a negative pion. Exotic atom spectroscopy is a tool for precise measurement of the replacement particle properties and to search for phenomena beyond the Standard Model  


      SEMINARS Masterclasses 2018

      Computing at (virtual) LIP 

      Did we work less during telework? No! At least this is not visible in computing resources usage graphs. The plots show the number of accesses to LIP machines and of jobs in the farm. We see the weekends, and a slight Easter effect in April, but no sign of the lockdown, which started in March 13 (the results for May only include the first week or so, of course). 




      EVENTS

      LIP/CFTP mini-school 2020 

      2020-02-05 / 2020-02-07

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      ...

      Agenda

      Visits to the CMS Detector at the LHC

      Have you ever wondered what High-Energy Physics is? What exactly it takes to run an experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider? Or perhaps how the Higgs boson was discovered?


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      Community 

      Visits to the CMS Detector at the LHC

      Have you ever wondered what High-Energy Physics is? What exactly it takes to run an experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider? Or perhaps how the Higgs boson was discovered?


      Blog "Mulheres na Física no século XXI" 

      Initiated by our colleague Ana Sofia Nunes.
      Contributers welcome! 

        see dedicated article on the LIP-News Bulletin n.14 (page 24)

      Blog "AMVA4NewPhysics" 

      With contributions from our colleague Giles Strong.
       

      Horta 3is — edible garden

      A nova época já começou.
      Vem plantar connosco (todas as 3ª feiras, a partir das 12h30).
      Continua crowdfunding para sistema de rega gota-a-gota (sala 317, qualquer donativo bem vindo).
      Programação do sistema de rega baseado em arduíno.
      Interessado/a em ajudar? (fala connosco ou envia email para leonor@lip.pt).

      Hands-on sessions every tuesday 12h45 - 13h45  

      see dedicated article on the latest issue of the LIP-News Bulletin (page 30)

      More info  

      PubhD

      Every month in Lisboa, Coimbra and Minho

      Books

      We want to build up a friendly page of resources for schools and general public. So, starting with books, tell us about your favorite science & physics readings. In case you're wondering, yes, this includes sci-fi or comics. Any genre is possible. Why would you recommend it?


      Please write to: outreach@lip.pt