That Is A Lot Of Work! January 6, 2009Posted by gordonwatts in ATLAS.
The thing I spent half my sabbatical on is finally public. It started as an ATLAS wide exercise to make sure our computing environment could handle physics analysis. What better way than to actually do a “dry” run of physics analysis. It grew from there. So much work was invested in it (years, by some peoples account) that it seemed crazy not to make the results public. That took a year: I and my colleagues stopped doing real analysis work for this note over a year ago.
Well, today it was put out on arXiv: Expected Performance of the ATLAS Experiment – Detector, Trigger, and Physics. It is 1852 pages long, so I can’t exactly see everyone rushing to print this out for bedtime reading. No fears; I won’t be disappointed. But it is the PDF to download if you want to know what ATLAS thinks it will be able to do. We even do our best to simulate initial data conditions (misalignment, small data sets). It has chapters on all the big physics topics (Higgs, Top, Exotics, Standard Model, B, etc.) and performance expectations too (electron, muon, tau, b-tagging, etc.).