Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider
Oct 19, 2010 By Carl Lundstedt in

"Muons and mesons and quarks—oh my! Never fear, Dorothy, the Large Hadron Collider and open-source software willsave the day.

What is at the heart of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments? It should not surprise you that open-source software is one of the things that powers the most complex scientific human endeavor ever attempted. I hope to give you a glimpse into how scientific computing embraces open-source software and the open-source philosophy in one of the LHC experiments.
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Open Source and the LHC. Two of the greatest things to happen in the last 100 years.
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