ATLAS and blogs July 14, 2007Posted by gordonwatts in physics life.
So ATLAS has also developed a blog policy. It looks like just about every other experiments — what you can write on a blog is mostly common sense. I know that both D0 and CDF also have a blogging policy. I am willing to bet every other large experiment does as well. The recent rumors have really gotten all the experiments onto the same page!
The policy is exactly what you would imagine: don’t divulge private information about your collaborators or internal meetings, don’t talk about results that haven’t been officially announced by the experiments, etc.
Discussion during coffee break after this was presented in the ATLAS plenary session today made me feel a bit awkward. There is clearly a lot of disdain for people associated with the rumors. Awkward for me because I made a comment about it and even though I’d like to think that I’ve not helped the spread I still might get splashed with some of the fallout (and there is quite a bit).
Basically, I think it is safe to say that we and particle physics collaborations are all feeling our way through this…