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14 Dec 2018 | Austin Ball | Detector
A successful four years of CMS detector operation came to an end last week and now we are beginning a new chapter. The next two-years of Long Shutdown (LS2) will mark an important transition for CMS. Against a background of the intensive 5-yearly...
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09 Nov 2018 | Marta Verweij | Detector
We are nearing the end of the year and LHC started colliding another species of particles than protons: the nuclei of heavy atoms. These so-called “heavy-ion” collisions are used to study the properties of a particle soup known as the “quark-gluon...
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18 Oct 2018 | Paul Lujan | Detector
When the Large Hadron Collider is in operation, the cavern containing the CMS detector is an extremely inhospitable place, due to the high-energy radiation produced by the collisions. Even after a LHC fill finishes, some residual radioactivity can...
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22 Mar 2018 | Marzena Lapka | Detector
*/ The Year-End Technical Stop (YETS) has been especially busy for CMS. In December 2017, part of the new pixel tracker installed in early 2017 was brought to a clean room on the surface at Point 5 to begin consolidation works in preparation for...
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22 Dec 2017 | Marzena Lapka | Detector
This article was originally published at CERN EP Newsletter. The CMS Phase-2 Upgrade projects will replace or improve detector systems to provide the necessary physics performance under the challenging conditions of high luminosity at the HL-LHC....
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27 Jan 2017 | Anonymous | Detector
It might be hard to imagine what link there could be between a huge scientific machine underneath Geneva and a field of tomatoes in Lebanon but both need advanced technology to achieve their best results. Even if they seem light years apart, they...
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25 Mar 2016 | Anonymous | Detector
The LHC is back online! This morning we saw first beams splashes in the CMS experiment as the beam was threaded through the LHC full circle! "This data is already useful to understand details about the behaviour of the new CMS Trigger, and we are...
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14 Jun 2015 | Tiziano Camporesi | Detector
CMS has been taking collision data since the 13TeV startup of the LHC on 3 June. During this period, the CMS magnet has been kept off due to an issue with the cooling system, so the beams have been used to calibrate and time-in the electronics of...
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03 Jun 2015 | Anonymous | Detector
  From the CERN Press Release: Today, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) started delivering physics data for the first time in 27 months. After an almost two year shutdown and several months re-commissioning, the LHC is now providing collisions to...
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21 May 2015 | Anonymous | Detector
From the CERN website: Last night, protons collided in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the record-breaking energy of 13 TeV for the first time. These test collisions were to set up systems that protect the machine and detectors from particles...
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05 May 2015 | Anonymous | Detector
At about half past nine CET this morning, for the first time since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) started up after two years of maintenance and repairs, the accelerator delivered proton-proton collisions to the LHC experiments ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and...
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17 Mar 2014 | Erik Butz | Detector
The Tracker is a subdetector that is located closest to the collision point of the LHC’s particle beams inside the CMS detector. It must face an onslaught of billions of particles flying through it each second of operation. To mitigate the effects...
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