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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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14 Feb 2012 | Achintya Rao | External news (e.g. BBC)
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will increase the energies of the bunches of subatomic particles called protons that it smashes together.
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13 Feb 2012 | Achintya Rao | External news (e.g. BBC)
Today, operators of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator announced their plan for the 2012 run. The new schedule calls for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), located near Geneva, Switzerland, to run at a collision energy of 8 tera-electron...
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04 Feb 2012 | Lucas Taylor | Physics
This week the CMS collaboration will publish the results of its search for the Higgs boson that were presented at CERN in December 2011 [1]. Nine papers will be submitted for publication using the entire data sample of proton-proton collisions...
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19 Jan 2012 | Achintya Rao | Physics
“If you remember, Mark Twain once said, ‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.’ If you use statistics in an improper way, you could get pretty much any result,” says Greg Landsberg, CMS’s new physics coordinator. “The...
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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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13 Jan 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Rolf Heuer, the Director General of CERN, welcomed back CERN personnel and users after the holiday period, at the annual New Year’s presentation held on 11th January. The LHC Heuer opened the talk with congratulations to all the accelerator...
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10 Jan 2012 | Achintya Rao | External news (e.g. BBC)
Serbian President Boris Tadic and Director General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Rolf Dieter Heuer signed on Tuesday in Geneva an agreement declaring Serbia a CERN Associate Member State.
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05 Jan 2012 | Jim Pivarski | Physics
Data are the currency of physics. As data accumulate, measurement uncertainty ranges narrow up to a certain point, increasing the potential for discoveries and making non-observations more stringent, with more far-reaching consequences. In collider...
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07 Dec 2011 | Marzena Lapka | Collaboration
The Collide@CERN Artist-in-Residence programme is currently seeking CERN scientists interested in engaging in thought-provoking and creative collaborations with visiting artists. In early 2012, a Digital artist will take up a 2-month residency...
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06 Dec 2011 | Marzena Lapka | Feature Article
Hundreds of millions of collisions per second -- Detectors collecting data to analyse 24/7 : the LHC and its experiements generate millions of gigabytes of data. The Computing Grid, a huge, worldwide network of computers was invented to manage,...
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