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13 Nov 2018 | Marzena Lapka | Engage with CMS
As well as making data from particle physics research public, the CMS experiment has developed additional tools in github to be used in schools It's exciting to use actual coding with real data from scientific experiments. I wish there was more of...
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09 Nov 2018 | Marta Verweij | Detector
We are nearing the end of the year and LHC started colliding another species of particles than protons: the nuclei of heavy atoms. These so-called “heavy-ion” collisions are used to study the properties of a particle soup known as the “quark-gluon...
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18 Oct 2018 | Paul Lujan | Detector
When the Large Hadron Collider is in operation, the cavern containing the CMS detector is an extremely inhospitable place, due to the high-energy radiation produced by the collisions. Even after a LHC fill finishes, some residual radioactivity can...
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12 Oct 2018 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
On 1 September 2018, a new spokesperson and two deputies took over at the helm of the CMS experiment for a period of two years. The new team will lead the CMS Experiment through an important period that will include analysis of the CMS 2018 data and...
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04 Oct 2018 | Marzena Lapka | Engage with CMS
There is no doubt that on the last Friday night of September many researchers are not only awake but also very busy explaining what they do to the public – it’s European Researchers Night. This year, it was for the fourth consecutive year that CMS...
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03 Oct 2018 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
Last week, CERN hosted the first workshop on High Energy Theory and Gender focusing on recent developments in theoretical high-energy physics and cosmology, and discussed issues of gender and equal opportunities in the field. Unfortunately, one of...
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25 Sep 2018 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
Congratulations to four CMS scientists, Kerstin Borras, David Saltzberg, Robin Erbacher and Paul Padley, who were elected as American Physical Society (APS) Fellows in 2018 for their exceptional contributions to the field of physics. The American...
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28 Aug 2018 | Marzena Lapka | Physics
The discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider marked the beginning of a comprehensive experimental program to measure its properties. Milestones since then include the observation of Higgs boson decays to γγ, ZZ, WW, ττ as...
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03 Aug 2018 | Marzena Lapka | Physics
The discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider marked the beginning of a comprehensive experimental program to measure its properties. Milestones since then include the observation of Higgs boson decays to γγ, ZZ, WW, ττ as...
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04 Jul 2018 | Anonymous | Physics
The CMS collaboration is presenting over 25 new results at the 39th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP 2018) taking place in Seoul, South Korea from July 4th-July 11th, 2018. A key highlight is a comprehensive combination of...
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25 Jun 2018 | Anonymous | Physics
Do you remember where you were on July 4th, 2012? If you are an American, perhaps it's not so difficult to recall that day. You might have been enjoying a barbecue with your friends and family to celebrate the national Independence Day. For others,...
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07 Jun 2018 | Anonymous | Physics
The CMS collaboration continues with its rich harvesting of the large Run 2 dataset with 21 new results presented at the LHCP 2018 conference in Bologna, Italy. The results cover a wide assortment of topics and range from precision measurements of...
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