Archive for May 31st, 2006

labs that never sleep

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006
look at the unseeable or: daily life with a particle accelerator described by Dawn Stanton in this article by

A little excerpt from the text:
“Nearby, Marie-Claude Cousinou of France’s Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille views a constantly changing 3D chart of red, blue, and yellow bars: the detector’s interpretations of electromagnetic energy, hadronic energy, and missing energy, respectively. Sometimes the amount of missing energy, compared to the bars of known energy, is astounding: a yellow skyscraper amidst blue and red tents.”