Beamtime at ATLAS is normally scheduled in two-month blocks. We make every effort to produce an accurate schedule at least two weeks prior to its approval in a scheduling meeting. The scheduling process is continuously ongoing with communication between ATLAS personnel and the Principal Investigator (PI) of each experiment approved by the PAC. Follow the link at the left to learn more about the considerations that go into producing an ATLAS schedule.
Experiments start at 8:00AM of the first scheduled date, and end at 8:00AM of the next day of the last scheduled date.
Because of a current shortage of operators with completed training, from October, 2016, ATLAS is operating with five days each week, from 8:00 AM on Monday to 8:00 AM on Saturday, with occassional exception of 7 days operation. We expect to transition back to full operation in early 2017.
If you have any comments or concerns regarding this situation, please contact the ATLAS User Liaison Physicist (Shaofei Zhu, firstname.lastname@example.org), the Scientific Director of ATLAS (Guy Savard, email@example.com), or members of the ATLAS Users Group Executive Committee. Thank you for your patience and understanding.