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16 Apr 2012 | Andre Tinoco Mendes | Collaboration
A new year with new energy and new luminosities: 2012 holds the promise to close the question on the existence (or absence) of a Standard Model Higgs boson. Besides the obvious challenges posed by the LHC restart at a higher energy and a much...
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16 Apr 2012 | Archana Sharma | Collaboration
As high-energy particle physics pushes exploration at energy and luminosity frontiers, experiments are becoming increasingly complex – and this, in turn, drives the need for developments in particle detectors and their associated technologies....
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05 Apr 2012 | Maria Chamizo Llatas | Collaboration
CMS has just recorded the first collisions with stable beams at a world-record collision energy of 8 TeV[1]. CMS took good quality data with all sub-detectors working well. The LHC fill lasted for 1h34min and the "pile-up" at the beginning of the...
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19 Mar 2012 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
On Monday, 12th March 2012, 16 high-school students from Annecy, France awoke with excitement; they knew it was not going to be an ordinary day! Although they live only 40 km away from CERN, the students had never visited the laboratory, and on this...
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23 Feb 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Google+, the social network by Google, allows users to participate in Hangouts — multi-user video calls. These Hangouts can even be streamed live via a feature called Hangouts On Air. Barack Obama recently used such a Hangout to talk directly to the...
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23 Feb 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Joe Incandela — CMS Spokesperson Joe Incandela is a professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). His PhD under H. Frisch (Chicago) involved development and use of large area superconducting monopole detectors. His...
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23 Feb 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
CMS, one of the two gigantic international collaborations running experiments at the LHC, has recently appointed its new management. The new spokesperson and his two deputies are well aware of the pressure associated with holding such high positions...
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18 Jan 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
On 10th January, a delegation from Serbia, led by President Boris Tadic, arrived at CERN to sign the agreement that would grant Serbia associate membership to CERN, as a step towards full membership. The agreement has to be ratified by the Serbian...
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13 Jan 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Rolf Heuer, the Director General of CERN, welcomed back CERN personnel and users after the holiday period, at the annual New Year’s presentation held on 11th January. The LHC Heuer opened the talk with congratulations to all the accelerator...
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07 Dec 2011 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
The Collide@CERN Artist-in-Residence programme is currently seeking CERN scientists interested in engaging in thought-provoking and creative collaborations with visiting artists. In early 2012, a Digital artist will take up a 2-month residency...
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30 Nov 2011 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Recently I participated in my second Science Hack Day (SHD), in San Francisco in November 2011. What is a Science Hack Day, you ask? According to primary organiser Ariel Waldman: “The mission of Science Hack Day is to get excited and make things...
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30 Nov 2011 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
On 30th October, scientists at CERN switched off the proton beams for the Large Hadron Collider. The completed 2011 run outdid all expectations, especially for luminosity, and provided the collider's four experiments with an unprecedented amount of...
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