The Concept of an ATLAS Architecture

Philipp Tuertscher, Raghu Garud, Markus Nordberg, Max Boisot

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The collective effort required to develop, build, and run the ATLAS detector has been structured as a 'collaboration', a distributed problem-solving network characteristic of Big Science, itself a relatively recent kind of enterprise involving big budgets, big staffs, big machines, and numerous laboratories. While ATLAS is an archetypical example of this type of enterprise in high-energy physics (HEP), similar endeavours can be found in basic physics, astronomy, and the life sciences. This chapter presents research that investigates the development and construction of the complex technological system that makes up the ATLAS detector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollisions and Collaboration
Subtitle of host publicationThe Organization of Learning in the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191728945
ISBN (Print)9780199567928
StatePublished - Jul 28 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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