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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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02 Aug 2013 | Verena Ingrid Martinez Outschoorn | Physics
CMS presented new results of searches for signatures of supersymmetry (SUSY) at the LHCP conference held in Barcelona, Spain in May and at the EPSHEP conference held in Stockholm, Sweden in July. These results use either the full 20 fb–1 of data...
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29 Jul 2013 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Despite the violent nature of the particle collisions that take place inside the CMS detector, the cathedral-sized cavern in which it sits thirty storeys underground exudes a certain peaceful calm. This is all the more true during the ongoing period...
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19 Jul 2013 | Achintya Rao | Physics
CMS Experiment, CERN 25 July 2013 UPDATE: Last Friday, CMS and LHCb reported their individual results for the decay of Bs mesons into pairs of muons (see CMS results below). Yesterday, both collaborations jointly presented a preliminary combination...
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11 Jul 2013 | Piotr Traczyk | Engage with CMS
The CMS Guitar has already visited Point 5 in the past but this was her first time underground, with the detector itself. And not only did we take her down, Google Science Fair winner Jonah Kohn and I had an actual jam session in the experimental...
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05 Jul 2013 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
CMS is in many ways a living entity, undergoing change from time to time, with components being replaced or upgraded as their ability to handle the LHC's collisions reduces. When the LHC returns to action in 2015, the collision-energy will be...
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03 Jul 2013 | Don Lincoln | Physics
One of the biggest unanswered questions of particle physics is why the mass of the Higgs boson is relatively small when the Standard Model suggests a more natural value would be many thousands of trillions of times higher. We don't know the answer...
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