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Benedetto Gorini

Author(s): Goldfarb, Steven, University of Melbourne (AU)

Submitted by: lila.mabiala@cern.ch

Published: September 19, 2011

Benedetto Gorini

ATLAS Interview - Benedetto Gorini ,Commissioning/Run Coordinator ATLAS Experiment on the LHC at CERN

The ATLAS detector is a highly sophisticated and complex tool. ATLAS physicist Stephen Goldfarb (U of Michigan) interviews colleague Benedetto Gorini, ATLAS Commissioning /Run Coordinator. In this interview, Gorini explains to viewers the ATLAS control room's role in ensuring the proper functioning of this tool through a quick tour of the control room. He explains what the different desks do, what the screens are showing, and how all of this is coordinated. Additional topics of discussion include the accuracy of the depiction of the control room as shown in the Hollywood film "Angels and Demons;" why testing new physics will take time, and the exciting process to potential discoveries. Gorini explains why finding nothing is also an exciting prospect for scientists. The video is concluded with Goldfarb summing up the main responsibilities of the ATLAS control room. Produced by: ATLAS OUTREACH Director: Yves-Rene Kayonga Director: Claudia Marcelloni 4:30 min



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