ATLAS– March 13th, 2013 –
Eighteen months ago, I blogged that we’d started working with CERN on redesigning their site. A dream project for me. And one that is in its final chapters as the site went live last week. But, as with all great stories, as one chapter draws to a close, another starts.
ATLAS is a collaboration of three thousand physicists, engineers, computer scientists and support staff, in forty countries, in one hundred and seventy institutions from around the world. One big scientific melting pot, who have built one of the most complex machines known to man which is connected to the Large Hadron Collider. They’re one of two experiments to independently observe a particle that behaves consistently with the Higgs Boson. In other words, whilst they share similarities with CERN, they’re actually quite different.
I’m thrilled to be working with such a progressive, interesting group of some of the smartest people on the planet, working on some of the most historically important work that humans have ever done.