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28 Jul 2020 | fblekman | Physics
The Higgs boson is an extremely rare particle. At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), where bunches of protons collide at more than 99.9999% of the speed of light up to forty million times per second, a Higgs is produced around once per second. The…
27 Jul 2020 | fbaldass | Collaboration
IUPAP Young Scientist Prize 2020 The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) commission honoured CMS member Marco Lucchini with the Young Scientist Prize for 2020, “For his pioneering work in the development of fast crystal sensors…
14 Jul 2020 | fbaldass | Detector
The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Muon System is undergoing major upgrades during Long Shutdown 2 (LS2), preparing for the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC). The Large Hadron Collider will be upgraded to significantly increase the luminosity (frequency of…
05 Jul 2020 | fblekman | Physics
In 2012 the CMS and ATLAS Collaborations announced the discovery of a new particle, that seems mostly consistent with the Higgs boson as predicted by the Standard Model. To understand if that is actually the case, physicists in the CMS…
21 Jun 2020 | fbaldass | Collaboration
On Friday 19 June 2020, scientists at the CMS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider submitted their 1,000th paper. This monumental achievement reflects an outstanding contribution to humanity's understanding of the universe — and it's just the…
20 Jun 2020 | fblekman | Physics
The CMS collaboration has released the first observation of the simultaneous production of three W or Z bosons in proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The result is based on the data collected by CMS during 2016–2018 at a…
15 Jun 2020 | fbaldass | Collaboration
June is the month of the PhD Thesis Award at CMS, the prize that aims to recognise the best PhD Thesis of the year based on impact, original contribution and clarity. 25 CMS theses were nominated to compete for the CMS PhD Thesis Award for 2019.…
02 Jun 2020 | brcure | Detector
The CMS magnet, one of the largest superconducting magnets in the world, with the largest stored energy, has been warmed up in April-May 2020 in order to perform an intervention on the vacuum pumping system. The magnet is a 220-ton cylinder cooled…
29 May 2020 | fblekman | Physics
The eighth annual conference on Large Hadron Collider Physics (LHCP2020) is one of the important conferences for physics at the LHC. Originally planned to take place in Paris, LHCP is operating as a fully virtual conference this year.  The CMS…
27 May 2020 | fblekman | Physics
It is the dream of all particle physicists to find a new particle or to reveal a new fundamental force. In 2012 this dream came true when the big CERN experiments ATLAS and CMS discovered the Higgs particle, predicted by theorists decades ago. Other…
25 May 2020 | fblekman | Physics
Have you ever pondered what happened to our Universe after the Big Bang? When the Universe was created, each particle was produced together with its antiparticle. For example, for each electron we see now, there was a positron created. But, some 13…
19 May 2020 | fblekman | Physics
In Frozen, Anna and Elsa discover magical powers that open up a whole new world of possibilities. In Frozen 2, they go far Into the Unknown to understand the source of the magic that binds them all together. The CMS experiment is doing the same with…