03 Oct 2019
On July 25th, 2019, the very first GEM superchambers were installed into the CMS YE- endcap as part of the newest CMS muon subsystem, GE1/1. And while this was a fantastic accomplishment worth celebrating, it was only the beginning of the story.…
29 Aug 2019
As part of the LHC Long Shutdown 2 (LS2) activities at CMS, the CMS Muon Cathode Strip Chamber (CSC) subsystem is having its electronics upgraded in the chambers closest to the beam line. This is done in anticipation of challenges it will face when…
26 Jul 2019
The CMS Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) subsystem will form an extra layer of detectors, along with the Cathode Strip Chambers (CSC) layers, closest to the beam. The GEM's ability to cope with a very high particle rate will greatly improve muon…
04 Feb 2019
The CMS detector is built from several different layers, surrounding the beam pipe in which the LHC beams collide. The subdetector that is closest to the collisions is the pixel detector. It has a functionality similar to a digital camera taking 40…
29 Jan 2019
After the LHC was shut down at the end of 2018, one might think that physicists working in the large experiments can sit back and relax. On the contrary, CMS will undergo an intensive upgrade and maintenance program during the two-year long break in…
14 Dec 2018
A successful four years of CMS detector operation came to an end last week and now we are beginning a new chapter. The next two-years of Long Shutdown (LS2) will mark an important transition for CMS. Against a background of the intensive 5-yearly…