It’s that moment when you realize something serious and exciting has happened, but it’s 5:45am and you have to wake somebody up to sort it out. As the LHC ramps up it’s my role to make sure that the trigger is ready. This means looking at the bunch structure in the LHC and checking that ATLAS knows that this structure looks like. It’s as simple as pressing a few buttons and updating a database, and if everything goes smoothly we have nothing to worry about.
[Blog post] The best and worst moment on shift…26 10 2011