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Collisions and Collaboration: The Organization of Learning in the Atlas Experiment at the Lhc
After twenty-five years of preparation, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva, is finally running its intensive scientific experiments into high-energy particle physics. These experiments, which have so captured the public's imagination, take the world of physics to a new energy level, the terascale, at which elementary particles are accelerated to one millionth of a ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 11th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published July 28th 2011)
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*Collisions and Collaboration* is a fascinating collection of essays, masterminded by the late Max Boisot, that seeks to understand the organizational infrastructure that supported the most ambitious and expensive scientific experiment undertaken ever. The ATLAS detector is a crucial element in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva. This piece of machinery was instrumental in 'discovering' the Higgs boson. Just a few facts to underline the scope of the undertaking: the ATLAS detector ...more