Cumulative amount of data gathered in 2011

The ATLAS Experiment

I can't exactly take credit for this project, at least not on my own. Currently I'm part of this wonderful collaboration, and every day is like being asked to spend time in a toy factory, or perhaps a toy AND candy factory at the same time!

We started recording data last year, but the experiment and the Large Hadron Collider feeding it, was first proposed in the mid-eighties, around the same time as I was born. Nevertheless, we still have a great many technical and scientific problems unsolved, and most days passes fast – all for science.