COMPASS Run 2009

Beam in 2009 : from May 11 to November 23


The 2009 beam is scheduled for first delivery on Monday, May 11. Beam set-up in M2 is starting May 7.
This page assembles useful information on the 2009 run

SPS | Hall 888 | Safety | Shifts | Summaries | DAQ | CDR | Compass Run Logbook | Contacts Phone Numbers Check-list

PS/SPS Information

COMPASS Hall 888

The COMPASS experiment is located in the Experimental Hall North 2 (EHN2), building 888, on the Prevessin site of CERN.

Safety Information

Shifts during the 2009 run

B Shifts are scheduled this year with 2 shifters (no polarised target). They take place in the hall 888 in the control room HNB 411 (1-014) from 0h to 8h, from 8h to 16h and from 16h to 24h every day, with reduced crew, when SPS machine developments are scheduled.

Week coordinators during the 2009 run

presentations shown at the weekly meeting

11–15Mayweek 20Claude Marchand Report
15–22Mayweek 21Reiner Geyer Report
22–29Mayweek 22Johannes Bernhard Report
29–05Junweek 23Gerhard Mallot Report
5–12Junweek 24Vladimir Nikolaenko Report
12–19Junweek 25Oleg Gavrischuok Report
19–26Junweek 26Fabienne Kunne Report
26–03Julweek 27Igor Konorov Report
03–10Julweek 28Dmitri Peshekhonov Report
10–17Julweek 29Marcin Stolarski Report
17–24Julweek 30Martin Faessler Report
24–31Julweek 31Frank Nerling Report
31–07Augweek 32Silvia Dalla Torre Report
07–14Augweek 33Jens Bisplinghoff Report
14–21Augweek 34Stephane Platchkov Report
21–28Augweek 35Alain Magnon Report
28–04Sepweek 36Stephan Paul/Sebastian Neubert Report
4–11Sepweek 37Eva Kabuss Report
11–18Sepweek 38Angelo Maggiora Report
18–25Sepweek 39Daniele Panzieri Report
25– 2Sepweek 40Barbara Badelek Report
2– 9Octweek 41Jens Barth Report
9–16Octweek 42Florian Haas Report
16–23Octweek 43Dietrich von Harrach Report
23–30Octweek 44Johannes/Andrea Report
30– 6Octweek 45Marcin Stolarski Report
6–13Novweek 46Michela Chiosso Report
13–20Novweek 47Damien Neyret Report
20–26Novweek 48Nori Doshita Report



An electronic logbook is used to keep track of all information related to data taking. For the moment, the original is only available from CERN. However a mirror is also visible outside with password.
The trigger rates can be followed also outside the Compass domain, on this link.


The data are transferred to the computing centre via network and recorded on the central tape system (using CASTOR storage manager). This system is known as Central Data Recording (CDR).