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ATLAS Interview - Thorsten Wengler, Trigger Coordinator, ATLAS Experiment on the LHC at CERN

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To increase understanding of the importance and role of the Trigger system within the ATLAS detector on the Large Hadron Collider, CERN

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The ATLAS detector on the LHC will give us more and more data on particle collisions than has ever before been collected. How do ATLAS scientists select and keep the data that is important to them? In this interview by ATLAS's Steven Goldfarb (U Michigan), Wengler describes in simple terms what the trigger system is and how it works. Subjects covered include the 3 stages of data selection within the trigger system, how many events are kept for analysis and thrown away, how this data is stored, who analyses the data across the world and the importance of constant surveillance of the Trigger system to keep it functioning properly.
Produced by: ATLAS OUTREACH
Director: Yves-Rene Kayonga
Director: Claudia Marcelloni
4:00 min. / 06 April 2010 / CERN

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Post date: Tue, Mar 27, 2012 — 14:56
Updated date: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 — 04:56

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