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Tom LeCompte

Author(s): Goldfarb, Steven, University of Melbourne (AU)

Submitted by: lila.mabiala@cern.ch

Published: August 5, 2022

Tom LeCompte

ATLAS Interview - Tom LeCompte, Physics Coordinator, ATLAS Experiment on the LHC at CERN

The ATLAS experiment will provide scientists with a lot of data which then must be analyzed and shared with the public. What does this process entail? In this interview by ATLAS physicist Steven Goldfarb (U of Michigan, USA), ATLAS Physics Coordinator Tom leCompte answers this important question. Topics covered in this interview include what a Physics Coordinator does and why this is important to a large experiment, the step by step process of publishing a potential discovery draw from the data, what ATLAS allows scientists to study and what the ATLAS collaboration hopes to find with the experiment. See video files here: Produced by: ATLAS OUTREACH Director: Yves-Rene Kayonga Director: Claudia Marcelloni 4:20 min



Matter, Particles and the Universe (Known Physics)
Particles and Their Interactions
Particles and Their Interactions
Particle Physics and Society
Why Fundamental Research
International Collaboration
Applications & Spin-Offs
People Behind the Science

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Nature of science
Scientific inquiry and reasoning

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