The collective effort required to develop, build, and run the ATLAS detector has been structured as a 'collaboration', a distributed problem-solving network characteristic of Big Science, itself a relatively recent kind of enterprise involving big budgets, big staffs, big machines, and numerous laboratories. While ATLAS is an archetypical example of this type of enterprise in high-energy physics (HEP), similar endeavours can be found in basic physics, astronomy, and the life sciences. This chapter presents research that investigates the development and construction of the complex technological system that makes up the ATLAS detector.
|Title of host publication||Collisions and Collaboration|
|Editors||M. Boisot, M. Nordberg, S. Yami, B. Nicquevert|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publisher||Oxford University press|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|