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27 Mar 2015 | Andre Tinoco Mendes | Collaboration
CMS is eager to see the first collisions of the LHC Run2. The recent news that the LHC restart may be delayed because of a hardware issue gives us extra time to prepare for those collisions. Far from being idle waiting for collisions, CMS is busy...
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01 Dec 2014 | Jim Virdee | Collaboration
Every year, the CMS Young Researcher’s Prize is awarded to CMS members who are less than around eight years into their careers after the completion of their PhD or an equivalent qualification. The Prize recognizes their outstanding achievements and...
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02 Sep 2014 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Yes, that’s correct: photon collider. The Large Hadron Collider is known for smashing together protons. The energy from these collisions gets converted into matter, producing new particles that allow us to explore the nature of our Universe. The...
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30 Jul 2014 | Paris Sphicas | Collaboration
Marco Peruzzi (Institute for Particle Physics, ETH Zurich) has been awarded the CHIPP Prize 2014 for the best PhD student in experimental or theoretical particle physics in Switzerland by the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics, "for his original...
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03 Jul 2014 | Paris Sphicas | Collaboration
The year 2013 was a special year for the CMS PhD Thesis Award programme as Awards were presented to the authors of three outstanding PhD theses. In the wrap-up session of the CMS week on June 27, Awards were presented to Drs. Lorenzo Bianchini,...
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30 Jun 2014 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
14 June 2014, London, UK Tejinder (Jim) Virdee FRS, a professor of Physics at Imperial College, London, and one of the founding fathers and former spokesperson of CMS, has been honoured with a knighthood “for services to science”. This was announced...
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27 Mar 2014 | Andrea Gaddi | Collaboration
At the time when the minds of a few physicists are occupied with the design of a new detector, and the first meetings take place around a coffee table with detector engineers, the subjects discussed the most are the intensity and homogeneity of the...
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17 Feb 2014 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
More than 500 junior and senior high-schoolers from seven different locations in Greece had the opportunity for a virtual visit to the CMS experiment today in collaboration with the Open Discovery Space project. With the use of lightweight...
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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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