Laurent Chevalier

Laurent Chevalier – a research scientist with CEA Saclay, France – helped design and build ATLAS’s muon spectrometer and is studying high mass di-muons. He participates in the analysis of Higgs boson decays to 4 leptons, is involved with measuring the magnetic field in the ATLAS detector, precision mapping of the muon spectrometer, and developing 3D event visualisation tools.

“La Nuit des Chercheurs” (Researchers’ Night)

Evening, Friday September 23rd. I came from Saclay (near Paris) to participate in the ‘Researchers’ Night’ event taking place across CERN as part of the European Researchers’ Night initiative. Students aged 13 to 18 were on their way from all around the local area to learn about what on earth it is we do at the mysterious “Point 1” – ATLAS’ home on the LHC ring. Three different groups of 10 or so students were to stay with the ATLAS team in the experiment’s control room from 6:00 p.m. until midnight, helping shifters to take data and monitor the experiment…

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