Research Collaboration at CERN: Truly Another Dimension

Research collaborations are getting more and more important in contemporary sciences. An article from the CERN research institute recently published in nature, now probably sets a record. It is titled “Observation of the rare Bs0 →µ+µ− decay from the combined analysis of CMS and LHCb data” and gives reference to over 3.000 authors (yes, in words: three thousand).

According to the disclaimer: “All authors have contributed to the publication, being variously involved in the design and the construction of the detectors, in writing software, calibrating sub-systems, operating the detectors and acquiring data and finally analysing the processed data.” Well, congratulations to this piece of work!

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