Damon and Jolie in the CDF control room November 20, 2007Posted by dorigo in humor, internet, physics, science.
The CDF control room is the place where the detector is operated during data taking. It is a place full of monitors of all kinds, with notices and instructions posted all over to make sure the shift crew knows how to handle every part of the system. This serious business does not prevent some humor from springing up here and there. Look at the picture below, which shows two members of my shift crew today taking care of a problem:
In the background you can see the notice reproduced enlarged below:
The notice just warns in a friendly way the crew to be precise in their log-book entries – something which is very difficult to teach people to do. The names of collaborators who handle any problem worth mentioning in the CDF electronic logbook are needed to trace back any further issues more promptly. Of course, within a large collaboration it is not always easy to keep track of everybody’s name. I find the task one of the most complex among my shift duties.