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22 Aug 2022 | fbaldass | Detector
While the CMS detector takes data 24 /7, physicists take turns in the control room every 8 hours, ensuring continuity of operations and keeping the detector running continuously. Experts located around the world are present at all times to respond…
21 Jun 2022 | ajafari | Detector
The CMS detector, illustrated in Fig. 1, is centred around the largest and highest granularity silicon tracker ever built, including around twenty thousand detector units structured in thin cylindrical layers that extend over nearly 6 metres along…
09 Jun 2022 | ikhalid | Detector
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is gradually restarting and in the summer bunches of protons will collide again at high energy, marking the start of Run 3.  Is CMS ready to manage the big amount of new data? The CMS Data Acquisition and the…
15 Mar 2022 | Anonymous | Detector
Running toward the start of Run3 at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the CMS experiment completed one of its last and crucial steps: the big solenoid magnet has been powered on to reach the nominal magnetic field of 3.8T on March 4th 2022. Hidden…
14 Feb 2022 | ikhalid | Detector
A few months are left before the start of Run 3 at CERN. With the timely completion of all upgrades planned for Long Shutdown 2 (LS2), in the last weeks the CMS detector has been set in its closed configuration. If this sounds like an ordinary or…
31 Jan 2022 | ikhalid | Detector
The challenge of Run3: CMS is preparing to resume its operations for the Run-3 of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) after a 3-year long shutdown called LS2 (2019-2021). The time of LS2 was used to perform upgrades, which are regularly conducted in the…
19 Jan 2022 | ikhalid | Detector
The installation of a new prototype of  CMS muon chambers was completed last December. With these installations, the CMS detector is taking further steps towards the HL-LHC era at CERN.  With the future High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC…
07 Dec 2021 | ikhalid | Detector
  During the CERN pilot beams at the end of October, for the first time CMS has reconstructed online the LHC collision data with Graphic Processing Units (GPUs). At CMS, the High Level Trigger (HLT) is responsible for analysing in real time up to…
24 Nov 2021 | ikhalid | Detector
As the end of Long Shutdown 2 (LS2) is getting closer, CERN along with the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is preparing to welcome the most awaited Run 3 next year. The CMS experiment geared up for the two weeks of CERN pilot beams in…
12 Nov 2021 | ikhalid | Detector
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been providing particle collisions at larger and larger luminosities over the years, thanks to a series of upgrades. However, the most anticipated upgrade has yet to come: the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC). Here…
01 Sep 2021 | losmith | Detector
The focus of Run Coordination during Long Shutdown 2 (LS2) is to organize regular detector-commissioning periods which help to closely monitor the advance of maintenance and upgrade activities, to smooth interactions between subsystems. This ensures…
17 Aug 2021 | losmith | Detector
After long months of preparations, the Beam Radiation, Instrumentation, and Luminosity (BRIL) group has completed the installation of three instruments dedicated to the measurement of luminosity and beam conditions: the Beam Condition Monitor “Fast…