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Message 28421 - Posted: 10 Jan 2017, 14:15:18 UTC

I was wondering whether it would somehow be possible to get more detailed information on what is being done with the results we return to the project.

I mean, LHC@home harbors a number of sub-projects. When I run any of the simulations of any of the sub-projects, to what scientific question EXACTLY does that simulation correspond? What physical equation is in question to evaluate? Which (virtual) particles are generated during the simulation run? Can't these simulations be classified into distinct groups and the simulation outcome be somehow individually visualized?

Particle physics, at least to me, appears as quite an abstract topic and I believe that making these things a bit more accessible could help increase participation in this project.

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Message 28424 - Posted: 10 Jan 2017, 15:49:40 UTC - in response to Message 28421.  

In the old Test4Theory.athome times there was a post by Peter Skands who tried to explain what the various projects were trying to do but, after many changes, I am not able to find it out.
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Message 28426 - Posted: 10 Jan 2017, 16:06:25 UTC - in response to Message 28421.  

There should be some details on the main project Web site and at least the Theory app will show some plots as data the is being generated. The outreach side is something that we hope to work on more this year, so if there are some specific questions, let us know and we can try to provide some comprehensive answers in the near future.
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Message 28433 - Posted: 11 Jan 2017, 9:28:06 UTC

I think this is the post Tullio was looking for.
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Message 28452 - Posted: 12 Jan 2017, 8:41:32 UTC

I was not just asking about information on the projects as a whole. My question rather relates to details on each of the jobs and whether these can be more elaborately visualized. Even the MCPLOTS data, at least to me, is not really giving much information.

Example of what I mean in a different context:
Say I contribute to Folding@home where proteins (chains of interconnected amino acids) are being folded on the basis of first principles. It *would* be possible to load each of my task results into a viewer program and then watch a short movie about how that particular protein I was working on folded during my individual simulation run (they do molecular dynamics simulations).

So, is there something similar you can think of for these more abstract particle physics projects? I believe, this would give the project a big boost.

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Message 28460 - Posted: 12 Jan 2017, 16:17:31 UTC - in response to Message 28433.  

Bravo!
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