Research Professor Jim Shank elected Computing Coordinator for the ATLAS experiment

October 16, 2009

The Collaboration Board of the ATLAS experiment elected Research Professor Jim Shank to be the next Deputy Computing Coordinator for ATLAS. He will serve one year as Deputy and then take over from the current Computing Coordinator, Kors Bos of Nikhef, for the following year. Shank already holds many key leadership roles in ATLAS computing, among which include the Executive Program Manager for Physics Support and Computing for US ATLAS and the coordinator for ATLAS Distributed Computing. In his new position, Shank will be responsible for all aspects of ATLAS computing as the experiment addresses the challenges of the first data-taking period.

ATLAS is a particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Starting in late 2009, the ATLAS detector will search for new discoveries in the head-on collisions of protons of extraordinarily high energy. The ATLAS collaboration is comprised of physicists from 37 countries, from more than 172 universities and laboratories, and includes 700 students.