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29 Oct 2012 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
Part of the CMS collaboration’s commitment to the ongoing experiments at the LHC is to participate in the detector shifts which occur 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Many researchers spend time in the CMS Control Room located in Cessy, France,...
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12 Oct 2012 | Tai Sakuma | Collaboration
Visitors to P5 now have a series of seven posters of beautiful 3D drawings of the CMS detector to look at before they go underground to the CMS cavern. This series of the drawings is called “ZOOOM”. Image credit: Tai Sakuma | Animation credit:...
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10 Oct 2012 | Anonymous | Collaboration
By Siddharth Sehgal For two weeks this summer, as an intern at CERN, I had a wonderful exposure to the exciting and challenging world of particle physics under the supervision of Archana Sharma, a senior particle physicist at CERN. I had the...
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05 Oct 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Guido Tonelli, CMS Spokesperson 2010–2011, was made 'Commendatore' of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republlic (Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana) by Giorgio Napolitano, the President of the Italian Republic, for...
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20 Sep 2012 | Kevin Stenson | Collaboration
The LHC circulates protons inside its beam-pipes not in a continuous stream but in several very closely packed bunches. In order to maximise the probability of the tiny protons colliding with one another, the LHC tries to pack as many protons as it...
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18 Sep 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Here is a delightful poem written by Erich Harth, an Emeritus Professor from Syracuse University, in the wake of the discovery announcement from CMS and ATLAS. A World without the Higgs   We eagerly await to learn The latest thrilling news from...
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29 Aug 2012 | Piotr Traczyk | Collaboration
I have been a physicist working for CMS for about ten years now, and a guitarist for about twice as long. From time to time I have tried to somehow marry these two worlds, and when I became interested in guitar building I realised that I need to...
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27 Aug 2012 | David Barney | Collaboration
Every year CERN opens its doors to hundreds of high-school students who wish to get an in-depth look at what it is like to be a scientist or engineer at one of the world’s most prestigious research laboratories. Sharing their week-long experience...
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10 Aug 2012 | Lucas Taylor | Collaboration
CMS has just passed another major milestone, recording more than 10 inverse femtobarns of data at 8 TeV. Despite higher pile-up creating more complicated events, CMS improved its running efficiency and now regularly achieves efficiencies in excess...
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04 Aug 2012 | Yves Sirois | Collaboration
Version française ci-dessous / French version below The Prime Minister of France Jean-Marc Ayrault visited CERN on the 30th of July, accompanied by the Minister of Higher Education and Research Mme Geneviève Fioraso. The Prime Minister said that he...
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02 Jul 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
On 4th July, at 09:00 CEST, CMS will present their latest results on the search for the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson at the LHC. The presentation, which is followed by one from the ATLAS collaboration, will be in CERN’s Main Auditorium, and will...
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18 Jun 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
The LHC began its 2012 run in early April, colliding protons at a world-record centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV[1]. In just over two months, CMS has recorded more data than in the 2011 run. As of the short technical stop starting June 18, the LHC had...
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