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ATLAS Interview - Tom LeCompte, Physics Coordinator, ATLAS Experiment on the LHC at CERN

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To raise awareness of the process involved in getting data from the ATLAS experiment analyzed and made available to the public

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The ATLAS experiment will provide scientists with a lot of data which then must be analyzed and shared with the public. What does this process entail? In this interview by ATLAS physicist Steven Goldfarb (U of Michigan, USA), ATLAS Physics Coordinator Tom leCompte answers this important question. Topics covered in this interview include what a Physics Coordinator does and why this is important to a large experiment, the step by step process of publishing a potential discovery draw from the data, what ATLAS allows scientists to study and what the ATLAS collaboration hopes to find with the experiment.
See video files here:  http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1257966
 
Produced by: ATLAS OUTREACH
Director: Yves-Rene Kayonga
Director: Claudia Marcelloni
4:20 min. / 06 April 2010 / CERN

Post date: Mon, Sep 19, 2011 — 09:27
Updated date: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 — 04:27

Learning Topics

Computing Grid
Life as a Physicist
Process of Discovery

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