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Tejinder (Jim) Virdee, CMS co-founder and former Spokesperson (2006-2010), was today elected as Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of the UK.

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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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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.

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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.

The Large Hadron Collider has woken from its winter slumber with a bang.

THE world's largest particle collider notched up a new record yesterday as it escalated its quest to explore the origins of the Universe.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is operating again after its winter break.

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A search is presented for a massive particle, generically referred to as a Z′, decaying into a t-tbar pair.

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The production of b jets in association with a Z/γ* boson is studied using proton-proton collisions delivered by the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV and recorded by the CMS detector.

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CMS has just recorded the first collisions with stable beams at a world-record collision energy of 8 TeV.

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Results are presented from a search for heavy bottom-like quarks, produced in pairs in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV, undertaken with the CMS experiment at the LHC. The b′ quarks are assumed to decay exclusively to a top quark and a W boson (tW).

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Results are presented from a search for new physics in which the final state contains a photon (γ) and missing transverse energy (MET).

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A study of dijet production in proton-proton collisions was performed at √s = 7 TeV for jets with pT > 35 GeV and |y| < 4.7[1] using data collected with the CMS detector at the LHC in 2010.

From the BBC: 'Jim [Al-Khalili] talks [to] CERN physicist, Tejinder Virdee about the search for the elusive Higgs boson, also known as the "God particle".

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The LHC provides CMS with millions of collisions each second, and a wealth of physics data is obtained from the proton-proton interactions. In order to record all these data for analyses, all CMS sub-detectors have to be performing optimally.

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!

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CMS has presented a rich variety of results at the Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories sessions of the Rencontres de Moriond conference in La Thuile, Italy.

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At a CERN seminar today, CMS presented results for the search for new physics in the decay of Bs and B0 mesons to two muons, taking into account all of the 4.9 fb−1 of data collected in 2011.

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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.

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Joe Incandela — CMS Spokesperson

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Video: the new CMS management team talks about the upcoming challenges in 2012

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will increase the energies of the bunches of subatomic particles called protons that it smashes together.

Today, operators of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator announced their plan for the 2012 run.

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Higgs Search in 2011

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].

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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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.

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Latest Higgs Search Results

CERN, 13th December 2011