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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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15 Aug 2011 | Dragoslav-Laza Lazic | Collaboration
This year's HCAL test beam run in July was completely devoted to studies of hardware that will be used in the upcoming upgrades. During the course of the two weeks the detector was moved in two independent setups – HF and the combined EB+HB+HO –...
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11 Aug 2011 | Boaz Klima | Collaboration
CMS published its 100th paper on 3rd August. This accomplishment, unprecedented in its pace, came as a result of many things working together extremely well. Primarily, the performance of the LHC accelerator during the last two years was terrific....
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05 Aug 2011 | Lucas Taylor | Collaboration
Please try out the completely new CMS Web site: http://cmsexperiment.web.cern.ch. Leave comments by clicking the "GIVE FEEDBACK" link on the side of the page, or contact Lucas Taylor.
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02 Aug 2011 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Building 40 at CERN’s Meyrin site was abuzz with excitement as CMS formally inaugurated an art installation featuring a full-size high-resolution photograph of the CMS detector organised by the CMS Communications Group. The unveiling was met with...
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30 Jun 2011 | Guido Emilio Tonelli | Collaboration
Building 40 at CERN is going to change its appearance. A beautiful 1:1 maxi-poster of CMS is being installed in the central hall. To celebrate the completion of this installation we would like to invite you to a short drink this coming Friday from...
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24 Jun 2011 | Lucas Taylor | Collaboration
CMS is now running with 1236 bunches of protons !
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21 Jun 2011 | Lucas Taylor | Collaboration
This year's LHC physics run started in March. Since then the machine has broken many records, bringing its luminosity — the number of proton-proton collisions per second — to much higher levels than expected for this year. CMS now can take as much...
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29 May 2011 | Lucas Taylor | Collaboration
Record fill for CMS: recorded 35.5 pb-1 ("inverse picobarns") of collisions - almost as much as we recorded in the whole of 2010!
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13 May 2011 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment, designed to study dark matter and anti-matter from the International Space Station, launched successfully aboard the Endeavour shuttle from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on 16th May, 2011...
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20 Mar 2010 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
After the success of the LHC restart in late 2009, the machine had its first Technical Shutdown over the Christmas period, lasting until the end of February. This time was used fruitfully, both by the accelerator and by CMS (see the first CMS Times...
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