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12 Oct 2011 | Francesca Cavallari | Collaboration
This year, for the first time, the winners of the Italian Physics, Mathematics and Informatics Olympiads received an unforgettable reward from the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR): a trip to CERN. The National Institute...
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11 Oct 2011 | Michael Hoch | Collaboration
You have to be curious and creative to work for a project like CMS. Without these qualities, it would be impossible to build an instrument of its complexity. The CMS detector is a marvellous instrument at the forefront of technology and will open...
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08 Oct 2011 | Nancy Marinelli | Collaboration
On Friday 7th October the LHC delivered, for the first time in the history of High Energy Physics, proton-proton collisions at the design frequency of 40 MHz, with bunches of protons colliding every 25 nanoseconds (ns), doubling the frequency...
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04 Oct 2011 | Lucas Taylor | Collaboration
Watch the very first TV episode of "What's new @ CERN" featuring CMS physicist Yves Sirois, John Ellis and other physicists talking about the Higgs Boson, the Standard Model, Supersymmetry and neutrinos. "What's new @ CERN" is a new monthly outreach...
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30 Sep 2011 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
The LHC has now delivered over 4 inverse femtobarns (fb−1) of data in 2011, of which CMS has collected 3.7 fb−1.
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30 Sep 2011 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
The international physics masterclasses allow high-school students to spend a day at a research institute and analyse real data from high-energy physics experiments. Conducted under the aegis of the International Particle Physics Outreach Group (...
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28 Sep 2011 | Niels Dupont | Collaboration
Next short Technical Stop will take place from Monday the 7th to Friday the 11th of November 2011
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26 Sep 2011 | David Barney | Collaboration
On the evening of 23rd September CMS welcomed, for the second successive year, young local students to point 5 for an experience they will never forget - and this time we joined forces with TOTEM. As part of the European Researchers' Night, around...
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20 Sep 2011 | Lucas Taylor | Collaboration
Over the course of 16.5 hours ending Wednesday, Sept. 14, the CMS experiment recorded 113.4 inverse picobarns of data, more than three times the 36 inverse picobarns it recorded in all of 2010. The detector's data-taking efficiency was impressively...
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20 Sep 2011 | Michael Hoch | Collaboration
CERN was a special guest this year at the famous Ars Electronica festival in Linz, Austria. The theme of this year’s festival 'Origin — how it all begins' relates to the diverse research carried out at CERN. Arts@CERN will collaborate with the...
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05 Sep 2011 | David Barney | Collaboration
It is well known that CERN is an open laboratory, welcoming visitors from around the world on a daily basis. Often these visits are organised by schools or colleges, or are simply part of a family vacation to the Geneva area. Many VIPs also visit,...
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16 Aug 2011 | Daniel Marlow | Collaboration
The number of events that an experiment observes is proportional to a quantity called the luminosity — a measure of how many collisions are occurring in the detector. An accelerator operating at high luminosity stands the best chance of producing...
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