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JADE

Before the IT era, scientists wrote up their results by hand in notebooks.
Before the IT era, scientists wrote up their results by hand in notebooks. (Photo: MPP)

The JADE experiment was one of the experiments on the positron-electron ring accelerator PETRA at DESY in Hamburg. Between 1979 and 1986, the experiment recorded data of the electron-positron system at an energy between 14 and 45 GeV.

In 1997, a Research Group then at the University of Aachen and now located at the MPP, started to re-analyze the data acquired during the JADE experiment.

In 2011, Jan Olsson and Siggi Bethke, Director at the MPP, digitized the 21 logbooks from the JADE experiment in which the experimental team had noted and commented on all the results and unusual events.

The double pages were photographed with a Nikon D7000 SLR (16.2 megapixels), the 2,200 or so pictures were post-processed.

The data are available as pdf files and can be downloaded here.