ATLAS: Last detector connected

The LUCID detector, which will measure the luminosity of the collisions occurring in the centre of ATLAS, was among the last pieces of the detector to get approval. In fact, the small collaboration, based in Bologna, Italy; Alberta, Canada; Lund, Sweden; and at CERN, didn’t even begin building until February of last year. LUCID is … Continue reading ATLAS: Last detector connected

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ATLAS helps shed light on the retina

Technology developed for high-energy physics has led to the discovery of a retinal cell that eluded biologists for 40 years.  The 512 electrode array, inspired by silicon microstrip detector technology in ATLAS, records the electrical activity of retinal neurones. ATLAS expertise have crossed over to biology enabling the discovery of a retinal cell type that … Continue reading ATLAS helps shed light on the retina

[CERN] A word from the DG: LHC commissionning 
enters the home straight

A word from the DG: LHC commissionning 
enters the home straight   In an age of blogs there are seemingly no secrets, so by the time Lyn Evans gave his talk on the status of LHC commissioning on 13 September, everyone seemed to know about plug-in modules, beam position monitors and transmitters embedded in ping-pong … Continue reading [CERN] A word from the DG: LHC commissionning 
enters the home straight