15 Mar 2022
Running toward the start of Run3 at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the CMS experiment completed one of its last and crucial steps: the big solenoid magnet has been powered on to reach the nominal magnetic field of 3.8T on March 4th 2022. Hidden…
02 Jun 2020
The CMS magnet, one of the largest superconducting magnets in the world, with the largest stored energy, has been warmed up in April-May 2020 in order to perform an intervention on the vacuum pumping system. The magnet is a 220-ton cylinder cooled…
19 Sep 2012
The magnet worked properly until it suffered two unexpected stops in August due to technical problems on the service infrastructure. During the June Technical Stop, the CMS magnet was ramped down to zero tesla in order to allow a preventive…
18 Apr 2012
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.…