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ATLAS Interview - Andreas Hoecker, Data Preparation Coordinator, ATLAS Experiment on the LHC at CERN

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To increase understanding of how data is collected and analyzed to ensure proper functioning of the ATLAS detector on the LHC at CERN.

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Andreas Hoecker, Data Preparation Coordinator at ATLAS, explains to colleague Steven Goldfarb (U Michigan) the role of his team in analyzing data collected by the ATLAS detector. Subjects covered include the data transfer process from the ATLAS detector to the ATLAS Data Quality Control Room, on and off-line analysis, the role of the quality control team in alerting control-room colleagues of problems with the detector, the amount of data collected and at what intervals, how the ATLAS detector will collect more data of quantity and quality the faster the LHC accelerates its particles leading to an ever greater understanding of the detectors functioning and potential scientific discoveries. The interview is concluded by Goldfarb explaining that the relatively tiny amount of energy produced by particle collisions at the LHC (about that of a flying mosquito) is 7 times greater than any experiment has been able to produce ever before. LHC = exciting promise for new discoveries.
Produced by: ATLAS OUTREACH
Director: Yves-Rene Kayonga
Director: Claudia Marcelloni
4:30 min. / 06 April 2010 / CERN
 
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Post date: Mon, Sep 19, 2011 — 09:23
Updated date: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 — 04:58

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