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29 May 2012 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
While the LHC will play the starring role in the 2013/2014 Long Shutdown (LS1), the break will also be a chance for its experiments to upgrade their detectors. CMS will be expanding its current muon detection systems, fitting 72 new cathode strip...
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20 Apr 2012 | Lucas Taylor | Collaboration
An application using real event data from CMS has won “Best Science” prize in a public “Science Hack Day” held in Nairobi between 13th and 15th April 2012. Science Hack days bring together a wide range of enthusiastic members of the public to...
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20 Apr 2012 | Lucas Taylor | Collaboration
Tejinder (Jim) Virdee, CMS co-founder and former Spokesperson (2006-2010), was today elected as Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of the UK. Royal society fellows are “the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and...
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18 Apr 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
The Year-End Technical Stop or YETS, when the LHC takes its annual break, seemed like a quiet time to those outside CERN. After all, there were no collisions taking place and the CMS detector was not operating 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week....
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16 Apr 2012 | Andre Tinoco Mendes | Collaboration
A new year with new energy and new luminosities: 2012 holds the promise to close the question on the existence (or absence) of a Standard Model Higgs boson. Besides the obvious challenges posed by the LHC restart at a higher energy and a much...
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16 Apr 2012 | Archana Sharma | Collaboration
As high-energy particle physics pushes exploration at energy and luminosity frontiers, experiments are becoming increasingly complex – and this, in turn, drives the need for developments in particle detectors and their associated technologies....
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05 Apr 2012 | Maria Chamizo Llatas | Collaboration
CMS has just recorded the first collisions with stable beams at a world-record collision energy of 8 TeV[1]. CMS took good quality data with all sub-detectors working well. The LHC fill lasted for 1h34min and the "pile-up" at the beginning of the...
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19 Mar 2012 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
On Monday, 12th March 2012, 16 high-school students from Annecy, France awoke with excitement; they knew it was not going to be an ordinary day! Although they live only 40 km away from CERN, the students had never visited the laboratory, and on this...
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23 Feb 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Google+, the social network by Google, allows users to participate in Hangouts — multi-user video calls. These Hangouts can even be streamed live via a feature called Hangouts On Air. Barack Obama recently used such a Hangout to talk directly to the...
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23 Feb 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Joe Incandela — CMS Spokesperson Joe Incandela is a professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). His PhD under H. Frisch (Chicago) involved development and use of large area superconducting monopole detectors. His...
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23 Feb 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
CMS, one of the two gigantic international collaborations running experiments at the LHC, has recently appointed its new management. The new spokesperson and his two deputies are well aware of the pressure associated with holding such high positions...
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18 Jan 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
On 10th January, a delegation from Serbia, led by President Boris Tadic, arrived at CERN to sign the agreement that would grant Serbia associate membership to CERN, as a step towards full membership. The agreement has to be ratified by the Serbian...
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