Jamie Boyd

Jamie Boyd is a CERN Staff Scientist based in Geneva. He is ATLAS’s Deputy Data Preparation Coordinator, ensuring that billions of events worth of data are processed quickly and correctly so that hundreds of physicists can get to work analyzing them, and is searching for signs of the elusive dark matter.

Re-hashing reconstruction

Now that the big summer conferences are under our belts, we’re busy reprocessing the data ATLAS has taken so far in 2011. The raw data we collect at ATLAS – basically millions of electrical signal values from the different bits of the detector – has to be treated (‘reconstructed’) to turn it into meaningful physics data that can be analyzed for signs of new physics.

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