Scientist as movie director.

How can you see thousands of events like you see a single one? A guiding metaphor will help us to approach the solution of this problem: the metaphor of the experimental scientist as a movie director that collects sequences of frames without a script having at the end the formidable task of ordering in a coherent way the collected material. The tools developed should make his task easier. Following the metaphor I use only visual methods to process and order the experimental data. The ordering of the material in a coherent way means in the case of the movie and also for the experimental data, that a huge amount of data can be analyzed in short time. In fact a simple computation shows that the information contained in a two hours movie is comparable to the information collected by a large hep experiment in one year. And as anyone knows a movie can be "analyzed" in two hours.

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