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16 Jul 2019 | lapka | Collaboration
Each year, The European Physical Society (EPS)* recognizes outstanding work by one or more young physicists (under the age of 35) in the field of Particle Physics and/or Particle Astrophysics with the Young Experimental Physicist Prize.This year,…
15 Jul 2019 | fblekman | Physics
Not many people know that there is a boson-boson collider hiding in the proton-proton collisions of the Large Hadron Collider. The idea is that during rare occasions other particles such as the photon and gauge bosons W and Z are created by the…
15 Jul 2019 | Anonymous | Physics
The CMS collaboration is presenting several new results at the 2019 European Society of Physics’s High-Energy Physics conference (EPS-HEP) taking place in Ghent, Belgium. The results cover a diverse assortment of topics and range from precision…
12 Jul 2019 | fblekman | Physics
The CMS Collaboration has recently presented an updated search for new invisible particles. The technique capitalizes on the imbalance among the visible particles in a collision that such an object would induce. If dark matter is made of fundamental…
12 Jul 2019 | fblekman | Physics
New physics may show up at the LHC in the form of yet unobserved particles which travel inside the detector before decaying, far from the point in space where they were produced. If these particles decay to photons, at CMS we can use the short but…
11 Jul 2019 | fblekman | Physics
At the EPS-HEP conference this week the CMS collaboration presents new results of a powerful search that is motivated by a variety of new physics models that predict a signature of a bump in the production of the most frequently produced particles…
07 Jul 2019 | fblekman | Physics
The CMS collaboration has recently released new results on how the top quark and Higgs boson interact, and this required a much deeper understanding of the production of top quarks together with bottom quarks.  The two heaviest known elementary…
05 Jun 2019 | 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…
22 May 2019 | fblekman | 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…
21 May 2019 | lapka | Engage with CMS
Paraskevas Sphicas, CMS' former co-Deputy Spokesperson of CMS (2014-2016), and CMS physics coordinator during the crucial phase from 2006 to the start of data taking, was elected as Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of the UK and the…
26 Apr 2019 | mashah | 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…
26 Apr 2019 | bianchi | 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…