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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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15 Nov 2011 | Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez | Collaboration
On Saturday, 12th November, a group of 240 young girls aged 11-14, sporting white lab coats, took the Science building of the University of Geneva by storm. From early in the morning until the afternoon they experienced, among other things,...
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14 Nov 2011 | Francesca Nessi-Tedaldi | Collaboration
The 10- and 11-year-old children of Geneva town hall employees were allowed to skip classes on 10th November to participate in the nation-wide “Futur en Tous Genres” day and find out about different career prospects. During an informative morning,...
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07 Nov 2011 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
At about half-past five in the evening on Sunday, 30th October, an e-mail from Run Coordination to the CMS collaboration said: At 17:00 today the LHC dumped the last proton beams for the year to start the machine development period and to prepare...
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07 Nov 2011 | Lucas Taylor | Collaboration
The second episode of the monthly What's new @ CERN TV programme features Steve Myers, Director of Accelerators, on the LHC performance and plans, Yves Schulz of ALICE on Heavy Ion running, and more ... Watch show on YouTube  
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31 Oct 2011 | David Barney | Collaboration
At 17:00 on Sunday 30th October the LHC dumped the last proton beams for the year to start the machine development period and to prepare for heavy ion running. This means that we have come to the end of proton operation for 2011. In 2011 the LHC...
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14 Oct 2011 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
The LHC has now delivered 5 inverse femtobarns (fb−1) of data in 2011, of which CMS has collected 4.53 fb−1.
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