I feel I must apologize to my CMS colleagues. In a previous posting lamenting the number of ATLAS meetings, I quoted that CMS had ONLY 947 meetings this past year. It seems there was a problem with the conference web server at the time. This is what the web site lists now
2905 meetings in this past year. My apologies to CMS for suggesting they had so few meetings.
I am simultaneously relieved and disappointed by these new statistics. Relieved in the sense that maybe ATLAS isn’t as verbally inefficient as I thought. ATLAS has had 4992 meeting so far this year. This is only approximately two times CMS’ number. But disappointed in the sense that maybe all this means is that we are just BOTH verbally inefficient. It really just mystifies me that 5000 meetings a year is the price of doing physics in a large collaboration.
But never say that we doesn’t plan ahead. CMS already has a meeting scheduled for 2019!
Okay. Seriously. I am done obsessing about this. No more on this subject.