Mark Lancaster

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The EPSRC's " Usability Challenges to emerge from e-Science " highlighted the need to consider practices to make Grid technology more usable. As part of this agenda the Pegasus project is studying the UK particle physics community's development and use of Grid technologies as it prepares for the launch of a major new experiment at CERN. We outline the aims(More)
With the simplicity of the synaptic structure and physiology at neuromuscular junctions (NMJs) of crayfish and the given transmitter being released in quantal packets, a detailed assessment in the fundamental processes of chemical synaptic transmission is possible. Since the quantal event is the basic element of transmission, we consider an approach to(More)
We provide both theoretical and computational improvements to the analysis of synaptic transmission data. Theoretically, we demonstrate the correlation structure of observations within evoked postsynaptic potentials (EPSP) are consistent with multiple random draws from a common autoregressive moving-average (ARMA) process of order (2, 2). We use this(More)
A major imperative facing the research community is the sharing of high performance computing resources to meet data transfer demands of the distributed research paradigm. In recognition of the needs of high-end computer applications, UKLight, the UK's first national switched circuit optical network, was established in 2004. UKLight provides participating(More)
Discoveries at the LHC will soon set the physics agenda for future colliders. This report of a CERN Theory Institute includes the summaries of Working Groups that reviewed the physics goals and prospects of LHC running with 10 to 300 fb −1 of integrated luminosity, of the proposed sLHC luminosity upgrade, of the ILC, of CLIC, of the LHeC and of a muon(More)
The Tevatron and LEP2 experiments presently provide the most precise direct determinations of the mass and width of the W boson. The combined results are : Mw = 80.394 0.042 GeV and ? W = 2.095 0.106 GeV. The results are in excellent agreement with the predictions of the Standard Model. In this article the latest results are described and the systematic(More)
The ESLEA project utilises the UKLight switched circuit optical network to enable guaranteed high bandwidth network links for a range of eScience applications. The high energy particle physics (HEP) experiment, Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF), is one such application endeavouring to exploit the potential of high speed optical network links. CDF produces(More)
For several decades in California and other western states, riparian protection standards have been guided by generalized prescriptive rules requiring uniform buffer strips along watercourses. With the passage of the Anadromous Salmonid Protection rules in 2009, the California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection established a regulatory pathway that(More)
The design of electronics suitable for fast event selection in the first level of the ZEUS trigger has been studied using a Monte Carlo simulation technique. It was found that integrating tracking information from two detectors (the Central Tracking Detector and the Forward Tracking Detector) at this level was both possible and beneficial. It was shown that(More)