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Message 23491 - Posted: 13 Oct 2011, 15:03:41 UTC

I am interested to know what is being done to promote this project, which has had over 90,000 users.

I for one have been promoting it in my ScienceSprings blog, and in Comments to the US/LHC bloggers at Quantum Diaries.

There are only 121 followers on Facebook. There is 1 follower on Twitter. There is an RSS feed, only four items.

Social media is being used by CERN, all of the U.S. D.O.E. labs, BOINC, WCG, everyone. But, you know, no content does not get anywhere.

An article at interactions.org did great things for LHC@home 2.0. It got out to the BBC and to MSNBC.

The LHC is the largest most complex scientific experiment ever created by Modern Man. Our goal should be to scale up to rival SETI@home, at over 450 TeraFLOPS (BOINCstats).

My strength is way not I/T. My strength is PR. Anything I can do to help, name it, I will do it.

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Message 23493 - Posted: 13 Oct 2011, 17:37:02 UTC

great offer. Thanks. We have some useful
material now. Be in touch tomorrow.

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Message 23496 - Posted: 13 Oct 2011, 23:23:26 UTC

Here is an idea:

W have over 4600 users with credit in the last 30 days (BOINCstats). That is enough to mount an old fashioned letter writing campaign. I looked around at the Physics web site of my university. I found that they had a team on CMS. So, I wrote a letter to the department asking for their help on personal computers, outlining both projects, a little bit on BOINC, etc.

If 10% of our users wrote letters to their university Physics departments, that's 460 letters, maybe, yes, some duplication, but, hey, nothing ventured nothing gained.

I got friendly on a Gecko browser forum with a high school sophomore in upstate New York. I did a little preaching and he started to crunch and then got up a crunching team in his high school. Then he moved. New school, new team.

We need to reach out.

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Message 23503 - Posted: 14 Oct 2011, 15:36:48 UTC - in response to Message 23493.  

Well; didn't get stuff on the WWW today.

I can send yu a "Flyer" and an article by e-mail
if I have your adders. Thanks. Eric.
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Message 23504 - Posted: 14 Oct 2011, 15:58:19 UTC - in response to Message 23503.  

I sent you the email address via PM. Thanks.

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Message 23510 - Posted: 14 Oct 2011, 22:53:33 UTC

Today, I used Facebook to reach out to people at the WCG Clean Energy Project at Harvard; the Southern Methodist University Physics department; and Argonne Labs in Illinois. Have I no shame? Absolutely none. I asked that they visit the combined site, take a look at each project, attach however many people and computers as they can, and please spread the word to their colleagues.

I have a good relationship with the CEP2 people at Harvard through Facebook.

I have also adopted the expression HEPcats, a Jazz term from the Bop era,"HEP" in this case meaning High Energy Physics.

This is called reaching out. Others have other relationships which they should exploit.

I am keeping a list, so as not to go back to the same institution twice.


(I am SURE that I am not the first person to use HEPcats in a Physics usage. I have never had an original thought in my life.)

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Message 23571 - Posted: 20 Oct 2011, 19:53:16 UTC

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, that university's Physics Department has a CMS team. If anyone connected to the project knows anyone from that university, one of the very very best in the U.S., they should be approached about Sixtrack.

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