Itís more of a cultural thing in the sense that our
leader of the collaboration in Russia is an academician
Ė he has scientific control over the experiments that
are performed at that cyclotron, so therefore if he
wants to run an experiment, he can pretty much say,
letís run the experiment. We had to run a month to
see four atoms, so youíre thinking one atom per week
if youíre successful and statistically, youíre dealing
with a very small number of occurrences and events
actually happening and so you could run for maybe
two weeks and not see something.
Narrator: For Science Today, Iím Larissa Branin.