11/27/2013

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider are considering sharing the data gleaned from experiments with the public to preserve it. "When the LHC program comes to an end, it will probably be the last data at this frontier for many years. We can't afford to lose it," said Cristinel Diaconu, chairman of the international Data Preservation in Long Term Analysis in High Energy Physics study group. Researchers believe the data and the knowledge to interpret them are best preserved if people outside the experiments are studying them, and one researcher is suggesting giving the information to students.

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