CERN - Large Hadron Collider - Particle Physics - A Giant Takes On Physics' Biggest Questions6 - NYT

CERN - Large Hadron Collider - Particle Physics - A Giant Takes On Physics' Biggest Questions6 - NYT

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Search All NYTimes.com Science WORLD U.S. N.Y. / REGION BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE HEALTH SPORTS OPINION ARTS STYLE TRAVEL JOBS REAL ESTATE AUTOS ENVIRONMENT SPACE & COSMOS Multimedia Cameras for Capturing Primordial Fire The Large Hadron Collider Related A Bang, a Cloud, a Delay (May 15, 2007) Plucking at Strings (May 15, 2007) Times Topics: Cern RSS Feed Get Science News From The New York Times » A Giant Takes On Physics’ Biggest Questions Published: May 15, 2007 Correction Appended (Page 6 of 6) At the Fermilab Tevatron, the teams, several hundred strong, are called CDF and D0. In the glory years 20 years ago at Cern, they were called UA1 and UA2. Over the years, as the machines have grown, so have the groups that built them, from teams to armies, 1,800 people from 34 countries for Atlas and 2,520 from 37 countries for the C.M.S. The other two experiments — Alice with 1000 scientists, and LHCb with 663 — are only slightly smaller. Robert Cousins of U.C.L.A. and C.M.S. joked that he was old enough so that after 25 years in the business “half my friends are on Atlas, the others on C.M.S.” Dr. Jenni said all 1,800 Atlas scientists would have their names on the first papers out of the collider, adding: “The people who work in the pit make as important a physics contribution as those who end up in front of the computers. This is a big step in energy. It’s new territory, and that’s in the end why everyone is excited.” At the end of the day, Dr. Mangano said, unless there is a major problem both machines will perform. “It will come down to sociology,” he said. “How quickly can they
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