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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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29 May 2012 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
While the LHC will play the starring role in the 2013/2014 Long Shutdown (LS1), the break will also be a chance for its experiments to upgrade their detectors. CMS will be expanding its current muon detection systems, fitting 72 new cathode strip...
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20 Apr 2012 | Lucas Taylor | Collaboration
An application using real event data from CMS has won “Best Science” prize in a public “Science Hack Day” held in Nairobi between 13th and 15th April 2012. Science Hack days bring together a wide range of enthusiastic members of the public to...
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20 Apr 2012 | Lucas Taylor | Collaboration
Tejinder (Jim) Virdee, CMS co-founder and former Spokesperson (2006-2010), was today elected as Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of the UK. Royal society fellows are “the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and...
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18 Apr 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
The Year-End Technical Stop or YETS, when the LHC takes its annual break, seemed like a quiet time to those outside CERN. After all, there were no collisions taking place and the CMS detector was not operating 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week....
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