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09 Dec 2019 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
The 2019 edition of the International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP, chep2019.org) was held on 4–8 November in Adelaide (South Australia). The conference organizers, the University of Adelaide, welcomed over 500...
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02 Dec 2019 | Klaas Ole Padeken | Detector
The CMS detector is going through multiple maintenance works during the LHC Long Shutdown 2 (LS2), the first year of which is approaching its end. The beginning of 2019 saw the CMS Tracker Pixel detector extraction that is now stored in a clean room...
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21 Nov 2019 | Freya Blekman | Physics
The CMS collaboration presented over ten brand-new results in the latest installment of the Quark Matter conference, one of the largest conferences in the field of heavy-ion physics. In heavy-ion physics, the properties of the quark-gluon plasma, a...
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30 Oct 2019 | Jay Dittmann | Detector
With the connection of the final cable on October 4, CMS completed the installation of new on-detector electronics for the Hadron Calorimeter (HCAL) barrel detector. Following a series of upgrades to the electronics of  various HCAL subdetectors...
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24 Oct 2019 | Federica Baldassari | Collaboration
The CMS member Wesley Smith received the 2020 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize Since 1985, the W.K.H. Panofsky Prize has been a top award of the American Physical Society (APS) that aims to recognize and encourage “outstanding achievements in experimental...
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15 Oct 2019 | Freya Blekman | Physics
A new result by the CMS Collaboration narrows down the mass of the Higgs boson to a precision of 0.1%. After reporting the observation of the Higgs boson at the CERN LHC in 2012, scientists the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations have been busy...
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03 Oct 2019 | Elizabeth Rose Starling | Detector
On July 25th, 2019, the very first GEM superchambers were installed into the CMS YE- endcap as part of the newest CMS muon subsystem, GE1/1. And while this was a fantastic accomplishment worth celebrating, it was only the beginning of the story....
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02 Oct 2019 | Marzena Lapka | Article
The CMS Young Researchers Prize dates back to 2012, when seven scientists from the CMS and ATLAS collaborations, as well as from the LHC project, were recognised by the Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation for their leadership role in the discovery...
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26 Sep 2019 | David Barney | Detector
*/ */ The high-granularity calorimeter (HGCAL) is a major upgrade of CMS, and is necessary to maintain excellent calorimetric performance in the endcaps during HL-LHC operations. HGCAL is one of the most ambitious detector projects undertaken,...
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26 Sep 2019 | Freya Blekman | Physics
For the first time, CMS physicists have measured the production rate of top quark pairs as a function of three experimental observables simultaneously. The new result helps to answer several fundamental questions, among which, the properties of...
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24 Sep 2019 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
*/ Congratulations to five CMS scientists, Tulika Bose, Yuri Gershtein, Andrei Gritsan, George Wei-Shu Hou and Markus Klute, who were elected as American Physical Society (APS) Fellows in 2019 for their exceptional contributions to the field of...
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21 Sep 2019 | Freya Blekman | Physics
For the first time, CMS physicists have investigated an effect called the “running” of the top quark mass, a fundamental quantum effect predicted by the Standard Model. Mass is one of the most complex concepts in fundamental physics, which went...
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