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27 Mar 2014 | Andrea Gaddi | Collaboration
At the time when the minds of a few physicists are occupied with the design of a new detector, and the first meetings take place around a coffee table with detector engineers, the subjects discussed the most are the intensity and homogeneity of the...
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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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25 Feb 2014 | Achintya Rao | Physics
The top quark remains, nearly 20 years after its discovery by the experiments at Fermilab’s Tevatron, the heaviest particle known. Its production and decays continue to be the subjects of extensive studies, both at the Tevatron and at the LHC. While...
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17 Feb 2014 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
More than 500 junior and senior high-schoolers from seven different locations in Greece had the opportunity for a virtual visit to the CMS experiment today in collaboration with the Open Discovery Space project. With the use of lightweight...
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07 Feb 2014 | Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez | Engage with CMS
Building robots, using 3D printers and testing chemical reactions is an excellent way to spend your Saturday. Nearly 400 11- to 14-year-old girls from Geneva and the surrounding regions participated in these and other entertaining and educational...
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31 Jan 2014 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
Dear friends, We would like to share with you the selection of some stories from the beginning of the year year: http://cmsexperiment.web.cern.ch/newsletter/201401 - Tiziano Camporesi takes reins of CMS - ECAL Preshower removed from detector for...
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24 Jan 2014 | Achintya Rao | Detector
CMS has many different safety systems installed in the underground experimental area. These are designed to protect the detector and all the associated electronics as well as the cavern itself. In case of fire, the last line of defence is the High...
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20 Jan 2014 | Tom Dodington | Detector
From the CMS experimental site at Cessy, France, located at Point 5 on the LHC ring ————— After a well-deserved Christmas break, work has resumed at Point 5 at an unabated pace. With an extremely busy 2013 behind us, all teams are now focusing their...
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13 Jan 2014 | David Barney | Detector
The first part of the CMS endcap calorimetry, as seen by particles coming from interactions in the centre of the detector, is the "ECAL Preshower" or "ES" for short. "ES−" and "ES+" are used to distinguish the two ends of this subsystem. The ES is...
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10 Jan 2014 | Achille Petrilli | Collaboration
At the beginning of the month, physicist Joe Incandela, who led the CMS experiment during the discovery of the Higgs boson, handed the reins to his former deputy, CERN physicist Tiziano Camporesi. For the next two years, Camporesi will oversee all...
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30 Dec 2013 | Marzena Lapka | Article
Dear friends, we hope that you all had a good start to 2014. We would like to share with you the selection of some stories from the end of last year: http://cmsexperiment.web.cern.ch/newsletter/201312 - New layer to be added to CMS muon system -...
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20 Dec 2013 | Francesca Cavallo | Engage with CMS
Building and operating the CMS Detector is a complicated endeavour! Now, more than 20 years after the detector was conceived, the CMS Bologna group proposes to follow the steps of this challenging project by playing "The Higgs Boson Goose Chase"...
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