IT help manual for physicists
The software of the CERN Large Hadron Collider just outside Geneva was behaving erratically in 2011. CERN’s own programmers were unable to track down the problem, and called in the help of IT specialists. Jeroen Keiren, a researcher from Eindhoven University of Technology, examined the control software and came up with a solution. This was a win-win situation: Keiren got the opportunity to try out his system security models in practice, and CERN got a more stable system.