Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS April Meeting 2016
Volume 61, Number 6
Saturday–Tuesday, April 16–19, 2016; Salt Lake City, Utah
Session E7: The Scales of Collaboration - Physics as a Cooperative Effort
3:30 PM–5:18 PM,
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Sponsoring Unit: FGSA
Abstract ID: BAPS.2016.APR.E7.1
Abstract: E7.00001 : The Axion Dark Matter Experiment: Big Science with a (relatively) Small Team.*
3:30 PM–4:06 PM
(Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
The idea of the solitary physicist tinkering alone in a lab was my image of how science was done growing up (mostly influenced by popular culture). Of course this is not generally how experimental physics is done now days with examples of experiments at the LHC now involving thousands of scientists. In this talk I will describe my experience in a relatively modest project, the Axion Dark Matter eXperiment (ADMX), which involves only a few dozen scientists at various universities and national labs. I will outline ADMX’s humble beginnings at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where it began in the mid-1990s, and describe how the collaboration has evolved and grown throughout the years, as we pursue our elusive quarry: the dark-matter axion.
*Supported by DOE Grants DE-FG02-97ER41029, DE-FG02-96ER40956, DE- AC52-07NA27344, DE-AC03-76SF00098, and the Livermore LDRD program.
To cite this abstract, use the following reference: http://meetings.aps.org/link/BAPS.2016.APR.E7.1
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