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This paper presents work undertaken to integrate the future UK national Shibboleth infrastructure with the UK's National Grid Service (NGS). Our work, ShibGrid, provides both transparent authentication for portal based Grid access and a credential transformation service for users of other Grid access methods. The ShibGrid support for portal-based(More)
The start-up of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva, presents a huge challenge in processing and analysing the vast amounts of scientific data that will be produced. The architecture of the worldwide grid that will handle 15 PB of particle physics data annually from this machine is based on a hierarchical tiered structure. We describe the(More)
We have observed a narrow state near 2.32 GeV/c(2) in the inclusive D(+)(s)pi(0) invariant mass distribution from e(+)e(-) annihilation data at energies near 10.6 GeV. The observed width is consistent with the experimental resolution. The small intrinsic width and the quantum numbers of the final state indicate that the decay violates isospin conservation.(More)
M. Riedel∗,†, E. Laure, Th. Soddemann, L. Field, J. P. Navarro, J. Casey,M. Litmaath, J. Ph. Baud, B. Koblitz, C. Catlett, D. Skow,C. Zheng, P. M. Papadopoulos,M. Katz, N. Sharma, O. Smirnova, B. Kónya, P. Arzberger, F. Würthwein, A. S. Rana, T. Martin,M. Wan,V. Welch, T. Rimovsky, S. Newhouse, A. Vanni, Y. Tanaka, Y. Tanimura, T. Ikegami, D. Abramson, C.(More)
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  • 2006 Second IEEE International Conference on e…
  • 2006
This paper describes the current status and programme of continued development and support for the UK's National Grid Service (NGS). Through the activities presented in this paper, the NGS will evolve to form the central component of the UK's e- Infrastructure for research, providing integrated access to research facilities and resources across the UK and(More)
We present an updated measurement of time-dependent CP-violating asymmetries in neutral B decays with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric B Factory at SLAC. This result uses an additional sample of Upsilon(4S) decays collected in 2001, bringing the data available to 32 x 10(6) BB macro pairs. We select events in which one neutral B meson is fully(More)
The BABAR detector, situated at the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric ee collider, has been recording data at energies on and around the Υ (4S) resonance since May 1999. In this paper, we briefly describe the PEP-II B Factory and the BABAR detector. The performance presently achieved by the experiment in the areas of tracking, vertexing, calorimetry and particle(More)
The branching fractions of the exclusive decays B0-->K(*0)gamma and B+-->K(*+)gamma are measured from a sample of (22.74+/-0.36)x10(6) BB decays collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric e(+)e(-) collider. We find B (B0-->K(*0)gamma) = [4.23+/-0.40(stat)+/-0.22(syst)]x10(-5), B(B+-->K(*+)gamma) = [3.83+/-0.62(stat)+/-0.22(syst)]x10(-5) and(More)
This paper describes preliminary results on the inclusive process b → sγ obtained from 20.7 fb of data recorded with the BABAR detector during 1999-2000. Signal event yields are found from a combination of twelve exclusive decay channels after subtracting continuum and BB backgrounds. Cross–feed from incorrectly reconstructed b → sγ events is also removed.(More)
A search for the exclusive radiative decays B → ρ(770)γ and B0 → ω(782)γ is performed on a sample of 84 million BB events collected by the BABAR detector at the PEP − II asymmetric e+e− collider. No significant signal is seen in any of the channels. We set preliminary upper limits of B[B0 → ρ0γ] < 1.4 × 10−6, B[B+ → ρ+γ] < 2.3 × 10−6 and B[B0 → ωγ] < 1.2 ×(More)