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18 Sep 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Here is a delightful poem written by Erich Harth, an Emeritus Professor from Syracuse University, in the wake of the discovery announcement from CMS and ATLAS. A World without the Higgs   We eagerly await to learn The latest thrilling news from...
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29 Aug 2012 | Piotr Traczyk | Collaboration
I have been a physicist working for CMS for about ten years now, and a guitarist for about twice as long. From time to time I have tried to somehow marry these two worlds, and when I became interested in guitar building I realised that I need to...
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27 Aug 2012 | David Barney | Collaboration
Every year CERN opens its doors to hundreds of high-school students who wish to get an in-depth look at what it is like to be a scientist or engineer at one of the world’s most prestigious research laboratories. Sharing their week-long experience...
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13 Aug 2012 | Lucas Taylor | Physics
The Quark Matter 2012 conference, held in Washington DC from 13-18 August 2012, brings together experimental and theoretical experts in the area of heavy-ion physics. This week, the CMS collaboration is presenting many exciting new results using...
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10 Aug 2012 | Lucas Taylor | Collaboration
CMS has just passed another major milestone, recording more than 10 inverse femtobarns of data at 8 TeV. Despite higher pile-up creating more complicated events, CMS improved its running efficiency and now regularly achieves efficiencies in excess...
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07 Aug 2012 | Lucas Taylor | Physics
31 July 2012, CERN Today CMS submitted for publication, in the Physics Letters B journal, a paper entitled "Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC". The abstract for the paper [get PDF here] reads:...
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04 Aug 2012 | Yves Sirois | Collaboration
Version française ci-dessous / French version below The Prime Minister of France Jean-Marc Ayrault visited CERN on the 30th of July, accompanied by the Minister of Higher Education and Research Mme Geneviève Fioraso. The Prime Minister said that he...
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09 Jul 2012 | Henning Kirschenmann | Physics
Jets are the experimental signatures of quarks and gluons produced in high-energy processes such as head-on proton-proton collisions. As quarks and gluons have a net colour charge and cannot exist freely due to colour-confinement, they are not...
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06 Jul 2012 | Anonymous | External news (e.g. BBC)
Our understanding of physical reality — of everything and nothing — has changed forever. We don't yet know where we are heading, but nothing will ever be the same. As a scientist, I don't know what more I could ask for. On July 4, two independent...
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05 Jul 2012 | Anonymous | External news (e.g. BBC)
Signaling a likely end to one of the longest, most expensive searches in the history of science, physicists said Wednesday that they had discovered a new subatomic particle that looks for all the world like the Higgs boson, a key to understanding...
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04 Jul 2012 | Anonymous | External news (e.g. BBC)
Cern scientists reporting from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have claimed the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson.
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02 Jul 2012 | Achintya Rao | Article
The Higgs boson is a particle associated with the electroweak-symmetry breaking mechanism that was proposed in the 1960s and is a vital component of the Standard Model of particle physics. It is believed that all fundamental particles in the known...
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