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11 May 2021 | losmith | Collaboration
Professor Geoff Hall from Imperial London College has been elected for the prestigious fellowship granted by the Royal Society. Fellows and Foreign Members are elected for life through a peer review process on the basis of excellence in science.…
29 Apr 2021 | fbaldass | Collaboration
The CMS Collaboration Board has elected Dr. Claudia-Elisabeth Wulz as the next CMS Collaboration Board Chair following Prof. Harrison Prosper’s mandate which ends on the 31st of August 2021.   The Collaboration Board is the governing body of the…
08 Apr 2021 | losmith | Collaboration
Around the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 lockdown in Switzerland, physicists and engineers working on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment closed the case on an elusive problem affecting the operation of the Hadron Calorimeter (…
01 Feb 2021 | losmith | Collaboration
Congratulations to CMS members who have received the CMS Award for 2020!  As is the tradition, every year during the February CMS week, members of the CMS collaboration are presented with awards for their incredible contributions and dedication to…
27 Dec 2020 | losmith | Collaboration
  The year 2020 is coming to an end; despite its exceptional difficulties and challenges caused by the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, the CMS collaboration reached many important milestones during this period. This overview gives a brief glimpse of…
18 Dec 2020 | losmith | Collaboration
The CMS experiment at CERN has released into the public domain its first batches of open data from heavy-ion collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. The two batches contain two datasets from 2010 and four from 2011, recorded during the LHC’s first…
14 Dec 2020 | mashah | Collaboration
After the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was shut down in December 2018 following the successful completion of RUN 2 operation (2015-2018), CMS is undergoing an intensive upgrade and maintenance program during the current 3-years break (“Long Shutdown…
30 Nov 2020 | losmith | Collaboration
On November 24th, the CMS collaboration at CERN's Large Hadron Collider announced the publication of the 1000th paper in a peer-review journal, a truly exceptional achievement for a single Experiment. A thousand published papers, more than 100 per…
05 Nov 2020 | losmith | Collaboration
Professor Geoffrey Hall from Imperial London College has won the James Chadwick Medal and Prize. This award is granted by the Institute of Physics (IoP) for distinguished contributions in particle physics.  Geoffrey has devoted much of his career to…
19 Oct 2020 | losmith | Collaboration
CMS has just finished wrapping the barrel with a new layer which is not a new detector but a brand new protection system aimed to keep the outer barrel muon chambers shielded from background radiation present in the experimental cavern during…
13 Oct 2020 | losmith | Collaboration
When visitors at CMS enter the cavern and see the detector in all its beauty, they often ask how it has been possible to fit everything together and to make it work as a singular instrument. When the detector is in an open configuration, typically…
05 Oct 2020 | losmith | Collaboration
Congratulations to three scientists and CMS members, Emanuela Barberis, Kevin Burkett and Karl M. Ecklund who have been elected as American Physical Society (APS) Fellows in 2020 for their exceptional contributions to the field of physics.…