Thursday, September 11, 2008
LHC switch-on in Ireland
We had a great day yesterday at Trinity's Science Gallery where we had a live feed from CERN running all day. There was a lot of press interest and the grid featured heavily due to the fact that the grid group here at TCD makes up half of Ireland's LHC involvement (the other half being the particle physics group at UCD who are in LHCb). We had the GridPP real-time monitor running all day, which provoked a lot of interest and made it onto national TV. One interesting side-effect of all the publicity is that the man on the street now knows that Ireland is one of the few European countries that isn't a member of CERN -- maybe it will cause the politicians to reconsider.
Posted by Stephen Childs at 8:43 AM