COMPASS Run 2008

Beam in 2008 : from May 30 to November 11
Beam will stop on October 6 due to LHC accident


The 2008 beam is scheduled for first delivery on Friday, May 30. Beam set-up in M2 is starting May 26.
This page assembles useful information on the 2008 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 2008 run

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 2008 run

presentations shown at the weekly meeting

26–30May week 22Martin Faessler Report
30–6May/Juneweek 23Andrea Ferrero Report
6–13Juneweek 24Andreas Teufel & Frank Nerling Report
13–20Juneweek 25Frank Nerling & Oleg Denisov Report
20–27Juneweek 26Oleg Denisov Report
27–4June/Julyweek 27Jens Barth Report
4–11Julyweek 28Jan Friedrich Report
11–18Julyweek 29Marcin Stolarski Report
18–25Julyweek 30Yann Bedfer Report
25–1July/Augustweek 31Igor Konorov Report
1–8Augustweek 32Catarina Quintans & Jens Bisplinghoff Report
8–15Augustweek 33Lars Schmitt Report
15–22Augustweek 34Alain Magnon Report
22–29Augustweek 35Gerhard Mallot Report
29–5August/Septemberweek 36Fritz-Herbert Heinsius & Stephane Platchkov Report
5–12Septemberweek 37Bernhard Ketzer Report
12–19Septemberweek 38Damien Neyret Report
19–26Septemberweek 39Eva Kabuß Report
26–02September/Octoberweek 40Reiner Geyer Report
02–09Octoberweek 41Josef Pochodzalla 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).