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Issue 172: iSGTW 28 April 2010

Q&A: Peer-reviewed physics, at the speed of light

In the time since the LHC started up, four papers on high-energy physics have already been published.

Fifteen were in preparation as of mid-month, all based on the collisions that just happened.

One week after the first collisions, the first papers were published electronically.

And everything was all peer-reviewed.

How was this done so quickly, especially when peer-reviewed papers in print journals take weeks, months, or even years to go through the process? What is driving this emphasis, and what does it mean for high-energy physics?

To find out, iSGTW spoke with Sergio Bertolucci, the head of research and computing at CERN. Here, in question-and-answer format, he gives his thumbnail impressions.

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Back to Basics

Data Management

Are you drowning in data?  Wondering why people store data on something as retro as tape? DICE’s Tracey Wilson explains in this week’s Back to Basics column.

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What would Linnaeus do?

Long-term storage is a technology challenge of global proportion. What does our guest writer from TeraGrid — the land of supercomputing — think?

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Link of the week

Did you know?

“The top ten in-demand jobs in 2010 . . . did not exist in 2004.” For more little-known facts, see this week’s Link.

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Image of the week

Earthquake comics

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Feature – Army of Women allies with CaBIG for online longitudinal studies

Special Announcement - iSGTW on Holiday

Video of the Week - Learn about LiDAR


NeHC launches social media

PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


January 2011

11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

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