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31 Jan 2014 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Dear friends, We would like to share with you the selection of some stories from the beginning of the year year: http://cmsexperiment.web.cern.ch/newsletter/201401 - Tiziano Camporesi takes reins of CMS - ECAL Preshower removed from detector for...
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10 Jan 2014 | Achille Petrilli | Collaboration
At the beginning of the month, physicist Joe Incandela, who led the CMS experiment during the discovery of the Higgs boson, handed the reins to his former deputy, CERN physicist Tiziano Camporesi. For the next two years, Camporesi will oversee all...
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26 Nov 2013 | David Anthony Petyt | Collaboration
The CMS Electromagnetic Calorimeter (ECAL) is responsible for measuring electrons and photons produced in collisions inside the detector. It comprises of 75,848 lead-tungstate crystals, each with its own photodetector and electronics to form readout...
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22 Oct 2013 | Anonymous | Collaboration
On 8 October, the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Professors Francois Englert and Peter Higgs “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which...
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16 Oct 2013 | Alexey Finkel | Collaboration
One otherwise unremarkable day, the meeting of the CMS group at the University of Minnesota Physics Department took an unexpected, yet not entirely uncommon, detour to the pages of the web. This particular detour had brought us to the delightful...
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20 Sep 2013 | Anonymous | Collaboration
Guido Tonelli, CMS Spokesperson during 2010–2011, was awarded the prestigious Enrico Fermi Prize of the Italian Physics Society, along with other LHC scientists from Italy. The prize was established in 2001 to commemorate Fermi on the occasion of...
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10 Sep 2013 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Being a young researcher in a collaboration the size of CMS can be daunting, and requiring to move to CERN even more so. A new scholarship has been set up with the aim of supporting master's students, PhD researchers or post-docs of the CMS...
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25 Aug 2013 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Mihir Khanna, from the Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai, India, was one of hundreds of high-school interns who come to CERN each year. He recounts his once-in-a-lifetime experience below. Near the foothills of the Alps, a short...
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29 Jul 2013 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Despite the violent nature of the particle collisions that take place inside the CMS detector, the cathedral-sized cavern in which it sits thirty storeys underground exudes a certain peaceful calm. This is all the more true during the ongoing period...
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05 Jul 2013 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
CMS is in many ways a living entity, undergoing change from time to time, with components being replaced or upgraded as their ability to handle the LHC's collisions reduces. When the LHC returns to action in 2015, the collision-energy will be...
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24 Jun 2013 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
Over recent weeks, members of the TE-VSC group have been removing seven components of the beam pipe located at the heart of the CMS detector. The delicate operations involved have been performed in several stages as the detector opening work has...
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21 May 2013 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
The EPS High Energy Physics Division announces the winners of its 2013 prizes, which will be awarded at the Europhysics Conference on High-Energy Physics (EPS-HEP 2013), Stockholm (Sweden) 18-24 July 2013 (http://eps-hep2013.eu/): The 2013 High...
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