LHCb Logbooks

As everyone has realised, the world didn't end today. Great! Now lots of very clever particle physicists can get on with analysing the data they have started to acquire at the Large Hadron Collider.

One of the groups working on the LHC is the LHC Beauty Experiment (LHCb). This isn't a particle physicists "Am I Hot or Not" but an experiment to get precise measurements of CP

violation and rare decays (complicated particle physics). Like any good experimentalists they are keeping log books to record what they're doing. In fact, their log books are available online for everyone to see. I think this is very cool. Of course, I haven't a clue what most of the log entries are talking about as they are using the local jargon, but it is cool to see plots showing the passage of the beam through LHCb. The logs also show that the operators have a sense of humour.

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 10th Sep 2008 (22:44 BST) | Permalink
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