James Degenhardt

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.  I got my phd at the University of Michigan while working with the DZero Experiment at Fermilab.

The calm before the storm

The Control Room is quiet. The configurations are set. The trigger menu is uploaded. The shifters are ready. All that is left is for the LHC to deliver beam.

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All Bunched Up!

High Energy Physicists have been waiting for many years to see the LHC turn on.  Now that it has been turned on, the network of physicists around the world have quickly been harnessed.  It can be considered a phase transition in particle physics.

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Just a taste

At 21:32 pm on December 8th, the LHC did something that no other accelerator has ever done before.

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First collisions with the pixel detector

It's been a busy weekend for ATLAS. Last night, well, actually early this morning, we received the "stable beam" flag from the LHC.

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