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29 Nov 2013 | Antje Behrens | Detector
CERN’s surveyors conduct diverse measurements to ensure, for example, accurate positioning of magnets, detectors and other equipment. They do so using techniques such as laser tracking and 3D scanning. Two weeks ago, the surveyors were busy...
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29 Nov 2013 | Maria Isabel Pedraza Morales | Detector
Two new wheels of the Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) of the muon system are being installed during the LHC’s first Long Shutdown (LS1). These will add to the six lateral wheels in the (outer) endcaps, which currently make up the RPC system with six...
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27 Nov 2013 | Tom Dodington | Detector
From the CMS experimental site at Cessy, France, located at Point 5 on the LHC ring ————— The past two weeks have seen several pivotal steps taken towards achieving some of the key goals for CMS during the LHC’s first Long Shutdown (LS1). On 21...
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26 Nov 2013 | David Anthony Petyt | Collaboration
The CMS Electromagnetic Calorimeter (ECAL) is responsible for measuring electrons and photons produced in collisions inside the detector. It comprises of 75,848 lead-tungstate crystals, each with its own photodetector and electronics to form readout...
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18 Nov 2013 | Jesus Puerta Pelayo | Engage with CMS
Early in the morning on 22 October, I grabbed my laptop and safety helmet and took the elevator 30 storeys underground to the CMS experimental cavern. But this time it wasn't to work on the maintenance of the Drift Tubes system as in previous weeks...
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15 Nov 2013 | Achintya Rao | Engage with CMS
LHC data are exotic, they are complicated and they are big. At peak performance, about one billion proton collisions take place every second inside the CMS detector at the LHC. CMS has collected around 64 petabytes (or over 64,000 terabytes) of...
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22 Oct 2013 | Anonymous | Collaboration
On 8 October, the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Professors Francois Englert and Peter Higgs “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which...
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16 Oct 2013 | Alexey Finkel | Collaboration
One otherwise unremarkable day, the meeting of the CMS group at the University of Minnesota Physics Department took an unexpected, yet not entirely uncommon, detour to the pages of the web. This particular detour had brought us to the delightful...
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20 Sep 2013 | Anonymous | Collaboration
Guido Tonelli, CMS Spokesperson during 2010–2011, was awarded the prestigious Enrico Fermi Prize of the Italian Physics Society, along with other LHC scientists from Italy. The prize was established in 2001 to commemorate Fermi on the occasion of...
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19 Sep 2013 | Anonymous | Engage with CMS
Collide @ CERN and Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin are working in collaboration with the CMS experiment at CERN, which is hosting the world première of their new performance piece, QUANTUM, in September. This is Jobin's latest choreographic...
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10 Sep 2013 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Being a young researcher in a collaboration the size of CMS can be daunting, and requiring to move to CERN even more so. A new scholarship has been set up with the aim of supporting master's students, PhD researchers or post-docs of the CMS...
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25 Aug 2013 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Mihir Khanna, from the Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai, India, was one of hundreds of high-school interns who come to CERN each year. He recounts his once-in-a-lifetime experience below. Near the foothills of the Alps, a short...
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