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ATLAS Interview - Peter Jenni, Former Spokesperson, ex-officio of the ATLAS Experiment on the LHC at CERN

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To raise awareness of the origins and aims of the ATLAS experiment at CERN


The ATLAS collaboration is made up of about 3000 contributors who have been working together across the world for almost 20 years. Peter Jenni, Former Spokesperson, ex-officio of the ATLAS Experiment is interviewed by ATLAS colleague Steven Goldfarb (U of Michigan, USA) to find out how it all started. Here Jenni describes briefly how the concept of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was born (CERN meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland-1984) and the origins of ATLAS (submission of a "letter of intent" for the project in 1992). The interview also briefly covers topics such as the ATLAS detector's large size and why it needs to be so big, the ATLAS team (numbers and countries involved) and where individuals from the collaboration are located in the world as they work on the experiment. The interview concludes with Goldfarb giving a brief summary of ATLAS and what ATLAS hopes to achieve.

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Post date: Thu, Apr 26, 2012 — 12:59
Updated date: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 — 04:38

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