The European Commission has launched a couple of weeks ago the campaign "Europe in my region 2017", an initiative aimed at getting the general public informed on the projects funded by the European Community in their area of residence or activity. There are open day events scheduled a bit everywhere, a blog contest, a photo contest, and other initiatives of interest.
I think it is very useful that EU-funded projects get exposure, and particularly so those that are aimed at research and training, such as AMVA4NewPhysics. As some of you know, I am the scientific coordinator of a "Innovative Training Network" (ITN), funded by the Research Executive Agency of the EU with 2.4Million Euro from the Marie Curie actions of the Horizon 2020 programme. What it all means is that we have in place a network of 18 research centers, universities, industries to train 10 PhD students in physics and machine learning, doing research at the LHC, and getting these young bright guys a fantastic training that will boost their career possibilities.

I am quite proud of this endeavour, and I decided to invest time into helping the EU campaign "Europe in my region". The first thing that I have done is to put together a poster that explains what the network is and does, what research we are carrying out, and point to the network blog, which is a place where we try to do excellent outreach in Particle Physics, Statistics, Data mining, and Statistical learning. Visit it often to see what these 10 young guys and gals are doing!

I will probably be able very soon to report of more activities connected to the EU initiative. For the time being, I just wish to post here the poster of AMVA4NewPhysics (you can click here to get an enlarged version, a 2Mb Pdf file).


Tommaso Dorigo is an experimental particle physicist, who works for the INFN at the University of Padova, and collaborates with the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. He coordinates the European network AMVA4NewPhysics as well as research in accelerator-based physics for INFN-Padova, and is an editor of the journal Reviews in Physics. In 2016 Dorigo published the book “Anomaly! Collider physics and the quest for new phenomena at Fermilab”. You can purchase a copy of the book by clicking on the book cover in the column on the right.