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05 Oct 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Guido Tonelli, CMS Spokesperson 2010–2011, was made 'Commendatore' of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republlic (Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana) by Giorgio Napolitano, the President of the Italian Republic, for...
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04 Oct 2012 | Achintya Rao | Feature Article
The CMS Letter of Intent was completed 20 years ago this month. We propose to build a general purpose detector designed to run at the highest luminosity at the LHC. The CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) detector has been optimized for the search of the...
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20 Sep 2012 | Kevin Stenson | Collaboration
The LHC circulates protons inside its beam-pipes not in a continuous stream but in several very closely packed bunches. In order to maximise the probability of the tiny protons colliding with one another, the LHC tries to pack as many protons as it...
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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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