Saturday, January 10, 2009

A new record: 4930.3 nb^{-1}

What's the secret for recording a record luminosity for one shift?

Easy. Inherit a new, hot beam store with the run just started. Then, nothing goes wrong for the rest of the shift. (Except a couple of tiny glitches that resolve in a few seconds, and a failure in a few channels that wasn't worth restarting the run for {according to the expert we paged for the occasion}.)

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