• Question: do you use programming and coding in your everyday job?

    Asked by Tara Power to Steve on 10 Mar 2016.
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      Steve Marsden answered on 10 Mar 2016:

      Oh yes! Programming is pretty much the only thing I do all day.

      The LHC is a one of a kind piece of machinery, and the code that keeps it running and analyses the data is all written in house by the physicists who run it.

      A majority of the time I code in C++, but there’s also a regular need for Python. In other fields I believe that Fortran is still used, but it’s fallen out of fashion in particle physics.