The Sky Is Falling! January 3, 2008Posted by gordonwatts in D0, Fermilab, physics life.
I’m on shift. At D0 this means we are 4 stories underground, in an all concrete building. One of the shifters looked up and saw a single drop of water fall from the drop-ceiling (think those awful ceilings that every school has).
We called the guy responsible for this sort of thing – even though a single drop of water isn’t much of anything, it seemed like a very odd place: in the middle of a room, many feet from any exterior wall.
After a few minutes of investigation we discovered cracks in the concrete floor and water was dripping through from the large AC unit above (which cools our Level 3 computer farm of 1200 CPUs).
No no one wants to sit over in that corner of the control room. 🙂