Particle Physics Seminar

"Data Preservation in High Energy Physics"

Presented by David South, TU Dortmund, Germany

Friday, June 25, 2010, 10:00 am — Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Data from high-energy physics (HEP) experiments are collected with significant financial and human effort and are mostly unique. At the same time, HEP has no coherent strategy for data preservation and re-use and many important and complex data sets are simply lost. In a period of a few years, several important and unique experimental programs will come to an end, including HERA, b-factories and Tevatron. An inter-experimental Study Group on HEP data preservation and long-term analysis was convened at the end of 2008. The seminar will present the first conclusions and recommendations of the Study Group in several areas: physics motivation for data preservation, generic computing and preservation models, technological expectations and governance aspects at local and international levels.

Hosted by: S. Protopopescu

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