Interview with Christoph Grab – First Results from the LHC Experiment and the Role of HPC

Christoph Grab is professor for experimental physics at ETH Zurich and coordinates the computing infrastructure for the Swiss particle physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment at CERN.

In this interview Christoph tells us what scientific questions the LHC experiments want to answer. He summarizes the most important results that have been presented at the two last largest conferences explaining what the specific contribution from Swiss researchers is.

High Performance Computing plays a central role in the analysis of the data from the LHC. Christoph gives an overview of the IT infrastructure and the systems deployed in Switzerland.