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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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25 Mar 2013 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
The members of the CMS group at the University of Maryland were impressed when they learned of Sascha Mehlhase’s LEGO model of the ATLAS detector. They were also jealous, and so a group led by Jeff Temple, Marguerite Tonjes, and Jaime Gomez decided...
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16 Mar 2013 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
The Special Milner Fundamental Physics Prize is being awarded this week in recognition of the success of the international LHC Project, including the major contributions of the entire CMS collaboration, for the discovery of a Higgs boson as...
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25 Feb 2013 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
In the early hours of 14 February 2013, the first period of running for the Large Hadron Collider came to an end. After three very fruitful years of collisions at the LHC, the blank screens of LHC Page 1 seem very odd. “End of Run 1. No beam for a...
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24 Feb 2013 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Professor Englert, who won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics along with Professor Peter Higgs, was at CERN to give a colloquium on "The BEH mechanism and its scalar bosons". Following his talk, he paid a visit to the CMS underground experimental...
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20 Feb 2013 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
On Saturday at 8.25am the shift crew in the CERN Control Centre extracted the beams from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), bringing the machine’s first three-year running period to a successful conclusion. The following message marked the event on...
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20 Jan 2013 | Maria Chamizo Llatas | Collaboration
The LHC has just delivered the first pPb (proton-lead) collisions with stable beams of 2013 and CMS is happily running with all sub-detectors on. We are also having common triggers with TOTEM and everything is behaving very well. Thanks a lot to all...
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26 Nov 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Collaborations of high-energy physicists often number in the thousands, and this presents some unique challenges. “CMS is a big collaboration, with 3,000 people from diverse backgrounds, speaking different languages,” says Sudhir Malik, co-convener...
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30 Oct 2012 | Didier Claude Contardo | Collaboration
After three years of very successful operation that led to the discovery of a new boson in 2012, the LHC is scheduled for a series of upgrades that will enhance the experimental potential to study the nature of the new particle, and to extend the...
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