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07 Oct 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…
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.…
23 Sep 2020 | losmith | Detector
Despite the rather challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CMS GEM (Gas Electron Multiplier) team has been working against all odds to complete the installation of the very first GEM station (GE1/1) in CMS. With the completion of one…
17 Sep 2020 | losmith | Collaboration
  Congratulations to the winners of the CMS Young Researchers Prize 2020! The prize is intended to recognize outstanding achievements of young members of CMS. It is awarded annually to at least three members who have made a very significant and…
04 Sep 2020 | losmith | Collaboration
The CMS experiment has a new leadership team. Starting from 1 September 2020 until August 2022, the new spokesperson Luca Malgeri and the two deputies Gautier Hamel de Monchenault and Jim Olsen will lead more than 5000 people for the CMS…
01 Sep 2020 | fbaldass | Detector
Since late May, with the incremental re-opening of CERN’s facilities, members of the CMS GEM project have been hard at work restarting the laboratory activities in preparation for the continued efforts towards the GE1/1 chambers installation. Made…
21 Aug 2020 | fbaldass | Collaboration
The CMS experiment at CERN is happy to announce a new batch of open data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), this time encompassing all the data recorded by CMS in 2011. With this release, CMS has brought all proton-proton collision data recorded…
03 Aug 2020 | fblekman | Physics
A new result released by the CMS Collaboration presents the first evidence of the Higgs boson interacting with the muon. The standard model of particle physics describes all the known fundamental particles in the Universe. A mystery of the standard…
31 Jul 2020 | fblekman | Physics
In 2012 the ATLAS and CMS collaborations discovered a boson with a mass of 125 GeV, i.e. approximately 125 times the mass of the proton, in proton-proton collisions at the CERN LHC. This has marked a milestone in high energy physics, as this…
30 Jul 2020 | fblekman | Physics
Measuring the interaction between the Higgs boson and other particles is essential to understand if the particle behaves consistently with predictions. For the International Conference of High Energy Physics 2020, the CMS experiment has released…
29 Jul 2020 | fblekman | Physics
A question researchers at the LHC are trying to answer is whether the properties of the Higgs boson are as predicted by the standard model. One way to do this is to look for extremely rare decays of the Higgs boson, as physicists in the CMS…
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…