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03 Dec 2018 | Freya Blekman | Physics
The top quark is the heaviest particle in the standard model, and since its discovery in 1995 at the Tevatron collider at Fermilab, its study has become prominent in furthering our understanding of fundamental physics. At the Large Hadron Collider,...
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03 Dec 2018 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
On Sunday 2nd December CMS recorded the last collisions to bring to a close a very successful LHC second running period (Run 2) that began in 2015. LHC has delivered to CMS 68 fb-1 of proton-proton collisions and almost 1.8 nb-1 of Pb-Pb collisions...
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30 Nov 2018 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and publisher of the journal Science, has elected two CMS Collaborators, Joel Butler and Scott Thomas, as 2018 AAAS fellows. This lifetime honor comes with an expectation that recipients...
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23 Nov 2018 | Angelos Alexopoulos | Engage with CMS
New paper charts the progress of CMS-led education initiative to empower primary school teachers towards modern physics, scientific discovery and innovation A new, open access paper, published in Physics Education, presents the development,...
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13 Nov 2018 | Marzena Lapka | Engage with CMS
As well as making data from particle physics research public, the CMS experiment has developed additional tools in github to be used in schools It's exciting to use actual coding with real data from scientific experiments. I wish there was more of...
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09 Nov 2018 | Marta Verweij | Detector
We are nearing the end of the year and LHC started colliding another species of particles than protons: the nuclei of heavy atoms. These so-called “heavy-ion” collisions are used to study the properties of a particle soup known as the “quark-gluon...
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18 Oct 2018 | Paul Lujan | Detector
When the Large Hadron Collider is in operation, the cavern containing the CMS detector is an extremely inhospitable place, due to the high-energy radiation produced by the collisions. Even after a LHC fill finishes, some residual radioactivity can...
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12 Oct 2018 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
On 1 September 2018, a new spokesperson and two deputies took over at the helm of the CMS experiment for a period of two years. The new team will lead the CMS Experiment through an important period that will include analysis of the CMS 2018 data and...
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04 Oct 2018 | Marzena Lapka | Engage with CMS
There is no doubt that on the last Friday night of September many researchers are not only awake but also very busy explaining what they do to the public – it’s European Researchers Night. This year, it was for the fourth consecutive year that CMS...
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03 Oct 2018 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
Last week, CERN hosted the first workshop on High Energy Theory and Gender focusing on recent developments in theoretical high-energy physics and cosmology, and discussed issues of gender and equal opportunities in the field. Unfortunately, one of...
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25 Sep 2018 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
Congratulations to four CMS scientists, Kerstin Borras, David Saltzberg, Robin Erbacher and Paul Padley, who were elected as American Physical Society (APS) Fellows in 2018 for their exceptional contributions to the field of physics. The American...
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28 Aug 2018 | Marzena Lapka | Physics
The discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider marked the beginning of a comprehensive experimental program to measure its properties. Milestones since then include the observation of Higgs boson decays to γγ, ZZ, WW, ττ as...
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