Based on the submission date of the Letter of Intend, 1 October 1992, the ATLAS Experiment will turn 25 years this autumn and I will have the pleasure to organise a live event on the actual birthday as well as an internal celebration during the Bratislava ATLAS Week in October … while getting caught in this, I noticed that, based on this calculation, I have been with ATLAS for half of its life (and a third of mine) by then.
Today Maarten Boonekamp, whom I had the pleasure to work with for my master thesis, presented the latest update on the measurement of the W-boson mass with ATLAS. In fact a subject I wrote part of thesis about and had my name on a physics paper for the first time. Not yet the precision predicted in the paper, but it’s also not yet the stats and certainly not the centre-of-mass energy assumed therein. Yet it’s a competitive measurement (80.370 GeV ± 0.019 GeV) in full agreement with the Standard Model.
A conference note will be published today and a paper is to follow soon.
While being at CERN last week, I stumbled into what is apparently known as a mannequin challenge. Learned something and had some fun, as you can see ay 0:13 and 0:23 :)
We’re slowly getting ready for the Open Day in Garching, taking place on Saturday, 22 October 2016.
Visit us between 11 am and 6 pm or join our free screening of ‘Particle Fever‘ at 6 pm.
We’ll have a great programme, including a BYOPD event, presentations of live events and data from CERN, a cosmic-ray detector, the large ATLAS LEGO model and more …
Returning from my short trip to Sydney and back in my office I got surprised by a package containing the printed proceedings of the IX International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology (PPC2015) I went to in July last year.