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05 Jun 2019 | Jean-Roch Vlimant | Detector
Managing the amount of data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) collisions is a major challenge for CMS physicists. The detector produces more than 500 terabytes of data per second. Even after sophisticated real-time processing and filtering of the...
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22 May 2019 | Freya Blekman | Physics
The study of dark matter is one of the primary research topics at the CMS experiment. The standard model of particle physics describes the behavior of elementary particles with incredible accuracy but provides no explanation or possible particle...
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21 May 2019 | Marzena Lapka | Engage with CMS
Paraskevas Sphicas, CMS' former co-Deputy Spokesperson of CMS (2014-2016), and CMS physics coordinator during the crucial phase from 2016 to the start of data taking, was elected as Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of the UK and the...
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26 Apr 2019 | Mehar Ali Shah | Detector
After the LHC was shut down in December 2018 following the successful completion of RUN 2 operation, CMS is undergoing an intensive upgrade and maintenance program during the current two-year break (“Long Shutdown 2” or LS2) in order to ensure an...
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26 Apr 2019 | Lorenzo Bianchini | Engage with CMS
This year, the CMS Data Analysis School (CMSDAS) celebrates a decade of hands-on trainings, exercises and challenges involving several hundreds of CMS members for the benefit of some 1500 students. Since 2010, the CMSDAS is designed to help CMS...
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16 Apr 2019 | Martine Strand | Collaboration
This year the 27th conference on Deep Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects (DIS2019), is being held in Torino. As a part of the conference, the "Altarelli Prize" is awarded to a person with research experience in the fields covered by the DIS...
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12 Apr 2019 | Freya Blekman | Physics
Physicists at the CMS experiment are now very close to observing the simultaneous production of four top quarks (really two top quarks and two antitop quarks, but particle physicists describe this process as tttt) at the Large Hadron Collider for...
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10 Apr 2019 | Anonymous | Detector
During LS2, CMS will install 144 additional muon detector modules specially designed to detect particles produced in the very forward region.    For the CMS experiment, Long Shutdown 2 (LS2) is like very prolonged open heart surgery. The main goal...
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05 Apr 2019 | Freya Blekman | Physics
There is copious astrophysical and cosmological evidence for dark matter, but no indication of how it was produced, how it interacts with regular matter, or how it could fit into an inclusive model of particle physics. One possibility is that dark...
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26 Mar 2019 | Freya Blekman | Physics
While the work on improvements on the detector continues during the Long Shutdown 2, physicists are starting to reap the rewards of the LHC dataset collected in LHC Run 2. The dataset is the largest sample ever collected at a collider and equivalent...
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26 Mar 2019 | Freya Blekman | Physics
Since the discoveries of the third generation of quarks and leptons starting in the 1970s, physicists have asked the natural question "Can there be more generations?".  One of the first key results from the Large Electron Positron collider LEP...
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26 Mar 2019 | Freya Blekman | Physics
Over the past century, physicists have developed a theory governing the fundamental interactions of elementary particles, known as the Standard Model of Particle Physics. Thus far, it has stood up to many experimental tests with an extraordinary...
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