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03 Jul 2014 | Paris Sphicas | Collaboration
The year 2013 was a special year for the CMS PhD Thesis Award programme as Awards were presented to the authors of three outstanding PhD theses. In the wrap-up session of the CMS week on June 27, Awards were presented to Drs. Lorenzo Bianchini,...
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03 Jul 2014 | Tiziano Camporesi | Physics
The data reveal that the particle discovered at CERN continues to behave just like the Standard Model predicts Since the discovery of a Higgs boson by the CMS and ATLAS Collaborations in 2012, physicists at the LHC have been making intense efforts...
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30 Jun 2014 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
14 June 2014, London, UK Tejinder (Jim) Virdee FRS, a professor of Physics at Imperial College, London, and one of the founding fathers and former spokesperson of CMS, has been honoured with a knighthood “for services to science”. This was announced...
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12 Jun 2014 | Matthew Nguyen | Physics
A few of the results that CMS presented at this year’s Quark Matter conference were highlighted a couple of weeks ago in the CERN Courier article that was also posted on CMS news. That article was posted before the start of the conference, so it did...
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27 May 2014 | Christof Roland | Physics
This article originally appeared in the CERN Courier on 22 May 2014. Although the CMS experiment was designed primarily for precise measurements in proton–proton (pp) collisions, in recent years it has demonstrated exceptional capabilities in...
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31 Mar 2014 | Anonymous | Physics
The new top-quark mass measurement is the single most precise result as yet. The mass of the top quark, the heaviest known elementary particle to-date, is one of the fundamental parameters of the Standard Model. Although the top quark mass is...
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30 Mar 2014 | Anonymous | Physics
CMS has improved the constraints on the Higgs width, a fundamental property of this unique new particle, by more than two orders of magnitude. Nearly two years after its discovery, there is much to learn about the Higgs boson observed by the CMS and...
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27 Mar 2014 | Andrea Gaddi | Collaboration
At the time when the minds of a few physicists are occupied with the design of a new detector, and the first meetings take place around a coffee table with detector engineers, the subjects discussed the most are the intensity and homogeneity of the...
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17 Mar 2014 | Erik Butz | Detector
The Tracker is a subdetector that is located closest to the collision point of the LHC’s particle beams inside the CMS detector. It must face an onslaught of billions of particles flying through it each second of operation. To mitigate the effects...
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25 Feb 2014 | Achintya Rao | Physics
The top quark remains, nearly 20 years after its discovery by the experiments at Fermilab’s Tevatron, the heaviest particle known. Its production and decays continue to be the subjects of extensive studies, both at the Tevatron and at the LHC. While...
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17 Feb 2014 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
More than 500 junior and senior high-schoolers from seven different locations in Greece had the opportunity for a virtual visit to the CMS experiment today in collaboration with the Open Discovery Space project. With the use of lightweight...
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07 Feb 2014 | Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez | Engage with CMS
Building robots, using 3D printers and testing chemical reactions is an excellent way to spend your Saturday. Nearly 400 11- to 14-year-old girls from Geneva and the surrounding regions participated in these and other entertaining and educational...
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