This is the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva. I've spent most of this century helping to build the grid that's processing the data now pouring out of the high energy physics experiments dotted around its 27km length.
In the UK, I'm part of the GridPP collaboration that provides some of this computing infrastructure, and I help run the Tier-2 centre at Manchester which is one of the largest university-based HEP computing facilities.
I'm also providing regional support as part of the European Grid Infrastructure.
Finally, I've recently joined the LHCb collaboration, which is one of the four big experiments at the LHC. Rather than a general purpose detector like CMS or ATLAS, LHCb is optimised for studying particles containing beauty quarks. The details of their production and decay may be particularly sensitive to new physics beyond the standard model.
Dr Andrew McNab
High Energy Physics
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Manchester
Email : Andrew.McNab@cern.ch
Phone : +44-161-306-6474
Fax : +44-161-273-5867
Skype : andrew.mcnab.uk
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Twitter : Andrew_McNab_UK
- HEP Sysadmin meeting at RAL and Vac releases
- Vacuum update
- Getting around in Geneva
- April LHCb Software & Analysis Week
- EGI Community Forum finishes, and Lawrence Krauss's colloquium
- "LHCb use of the Manchester Tier-2" poster at EGI-CF
- GridPP 30 in Glasgow and Vacuum ideas
- Preparing for the Graphene Institute
- The end of BBC Oxford Road
- Geneva snow