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'Intoduction to ATLAS' show for CERN Open Day 2008   

Groups of 70 visitors were guided into the ATLAS control room every 15 minutes. The show for the 'Introduction to ATLAS'  was presented on 4 projected images in the ATLAS control room. The 2 middle screens presented the introduction video. An ATLAS guide explained ATLAS in the context of CERN, the LHC and the physics to the visitors. Therefore no audio track is associated with the videos. The two outer projectors showed a video featuring animated photos of the ATLAS detector. A great thank you to all the splended guides! After this introduction, the visitors were accompanied to the conference room, where a real 3D movie featuring the construction of ATLAS was presented. The next point was the visit to the ATLAS detector in the cavern. A stop in the ATLAS tent and ATLAS café gave the chance to ask questions and discuss with physcists. Here are a few Photos.

 

Slides for the 'Introduction to ATLAS'

Introduction in French:

Video: IntroductionATLASOpenDay2008_fr.avi         

Power point: IntroductionATLASOpenDay2008_fr.ppt

the embedded files should reside on the same directory as the ppt: atlaseventdvdcut.avi and lhcanimfromflash.avi
note when using Office 2003: the cosmic event display property 'playing' must be set to 'true' before running the show

Example text in French

Introduction in English:

Video: IntroductionATLASOpenDay2008_en.avi         

Power point: IntroductionATLASOpenDay2008_en.ppt

plus embedded files should reside on the same directory as the ppt: atlaseventdvdcut.avi and lhcanimfromflash.avi
note when using Office 2003: the cosmic event display property 'playing' must be set to 'true' before running the show

Example text in English

Text in other languages: Example text in Italian    Example text in German

Any videoplayer which supports xvid and divx codecs can be used. In case of problems use VLC player. It automatically installs all the codecs and is available for all platforms.
on http://www.videolan.org/vlc/  and for Scientific Linux (RHEN) here: http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/vlc/

© : The animations of the LHC and of the proton proton collisions in the ATLAS detector are protected by the Copyright © 2008 , CERN - ATLAS
The slide and animation of the cosmic ray event comes from an external source. It may be used for personal or educational presentations  but not for commercial purposes. 

Acknowledgments: Many thanks to Hans-Peter Beck and to Michael Hauschild for kindly providing me with their excellent  teaching material and to Pauline Gagnon who prepared the French translation for the slides. Sami Kama gave valuable and continued technical advice on the preparation of the video and owns my special thanks.  Thanks also to Pauline for the last minute initiative to provide the French and English text for the guides and to Manuela Cirilli and Peter Cwetanski who translated it into Italien and German. A great thank you to the  ATLAS point1 sysadmin team Gokhan Unel, Marius Leahu and Marc Dobson  and to Giuseppe Avolio who had installed the video player on the primary  PC and the backup PC and installed a dedicated account for the day to assure the system safety while detector commissioning continued being controlled from the satellite control rooms. (CamStudio http://camstudio.org/ ) was used for the video recording and VirtualDub (http://www.virtualdub.org/) for the editing.

Animated photo show of the ATLAS detector:

The original show was prepared for the maximum resolutions of the projectors in the ACR: 1280x1024. (1.2 GByte)
    ATLAS_OpenDayDetectorShowRes1280x1024.AVI

Here is a Web quality version in resolution 756x720: 
     ATLAS_OpenDayDetectorShowWebDVDquality.AVI

The slide show was prepared with a commercial slide show tool. If you wish a source copy of the show then please contact me and come with your hard drive. If you wish a specific variation of the show then most likely I can prepare it for you.  The majority of the photos were taken from the CERN CDS document server and had been shot mostly by Claudia Marcelloni. Other photos are part of my personal ATLAS image collection. Don't hesitate to contact me in case you wish to have those photos available to you.

Photos Copyright © 2008 , CERN - ATLAS

Any videoplayer which supports xvid and divx codecs can be used. In case of problems use VLC player. It automatically installs all the codecs and is available for all platforms. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/   and for Scientific Linux (RHEN) here: http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/vlc/  For more details see here.


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