COMPASS Run 2006

Due to a serious problem on the PS, the start of protons for physics is delayed to July 21. The area will be close on Monday July 17 for beam commissioning, so we may have some spills before July 21. The run has been extended by two weeks, up to November 20. There is a 25 ns period from September 21th to October 1st. (weeks 38 and 39).

This page serves to assemble useful information on this run period for members of the collaboration participating in the preparation and data taking.

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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 2006 run

Shifts are scheduled this year for the full running period, most likely with reduced duties during the 25 ns period in the second half of September. 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 coordinator during the 2006 run and link to their reports when available

presentations shown at the weekly meeeting

1421July week 29Jorg Pretz
2128July week 30Jan Friedrich
28 4July/August week 31Claude Marchand
411August week 32Yuri Khokhlov
1118August week 33Barbara Badelek
1825August week 34Alain Magnon
25 1August/September week 35Andrea Ferrero and Martin Faessler
1 8September week 36Josef Pochodzalla
815September week 37Rainer Geyer
1522September week 38Wojciech Wislicki
2229September week 39Bernhard Ketzer
29 6September/October week 40Andrea Bressan
613October week 41Eva-Maria Kabuss
1320October week 42Fabienne Kunne
2027October week 43Andreas Teufel
27 3October/November week 44Gerhard Mallot
310November week 44Dmitri Peshekhonov
1020November week 44Vladimir Polyakov

The COMPASS Target



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).


Useful phone numbers

Last updated on May 16, 2006 by jmlg