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04 Nov 2022 | ajafari | Physics
It was a bit more than 10 years ago that together with our colleagues from the ATLAS experiment, we at CMS announced the discovery of this new (and quite amazing) particle. Now, detecting a new fundamental particle is no easy feat; in these 10 years…
31 Oct 2022 | fbaldass | Detector
This October, the first component of the milliQan detector has been installed on top of the CMS experimental cavern, and it is now taking data at the high energy of LHC RUN3. The milliQan detector project was proposed as a new LHC experiment in 2016…
24 Oct 2022 | ajafari | Physics
On 5 July 2022, the LHC surpassed the previous energy limits of experimental particle physics, breaking its own record by achieving stable proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of √s = 13.6 TeV. This marked the start of Run 3, the…
14 Oct 2022 | ajafari | Physics
What is the Universe made of? Searching for the answer to this question has been the main quest of particle physicists. Part of the answer is provided by the highly-successful Standard Model (SM) of particle physics, whose last achievement is the…
01 Oct 2022 | fbaldass | Collaboration
Have you ever observed the CMS logo? It depicts the CMS detector with its concentric layers and four muon tracks. CMS official logos. Left, the first logo; right, the celebrating LGBTQ+ edition The design of the detector was developed 30 years ago…
27 Sep 2022 | ajafari | Physics
While experimental results at the LHC continue to show good agreement with the standard model (SM), which is currently the best theory of fundamental particle interactions, the CMS physicists continue to turn up the heat on the SM. In fact, it is…
19 Sep 2022 | ajafari | Physics
The heaviest known particle, the top quark, is one of our main gateways to search for new phenomena that are not addressed by our existing knowledge, the standard model of particle physics (SM), either through precision measurements of the top…
01 Sep 2022 | fbaldass | Collaboration
The CMS collaboration welcomes its ninth management team: the new spokesperson, Patricia McBride, and the two deputies, Wolfgang Adam and Lucia Silvestris, will represent the Collaboration for the next two years. With more than 5000 scientists,…
22 Aug 2022 | fbaldass | Detector
While the CMS detector takes data 24 /7, physicists take turns in the control room every 8 hours, ensuring continuity of operations and keeping the detector running continuously. Experts located around the world are present at all times to respond…
12 Jul 2022 | ajafari | Physics
Have you heard of vector-like quarks? They are hypothetical particles which would provide an explanation to the value of the Higgs boson mass, which is still a mystery. Vector-like quarks are predicted by a variety of theories beyond the Standard…
11 Jul 2022 | ajafari | Physics
Rare events, such as a total solar eclipse or a supernova explosion, are fascinating and stimulate our imagination. In addition, such events may lead to discoveries expanding our ​​knowledge horizon. At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), studies of…
08 Jul 2022 | ajafari | Physics
CMS has developed a new method to measure the properties of the top quark with high precision. It relies on an innovative way to cluster particles into jets.  The top quark is the most massive elementary particle we have discovered so far. Due to…