04 May 2020
Identification of muons is essential for the physics done at the LHC. CMS has recently published a paper with new techniques to identify muons with high momentum. What is so special about muons with high momentum that they deserve a dedicated paper…
10 Apr 2019
During LS2, CMS will install 144 additional muon detector modules specially designed to detect particles produced in the very forward region.    For the CMS experiment, Long Shutdown 2 (LS2) is like very prolonged open heart surgery. The main goal…
01 Nov 2011
The source of energy for most of the life on our planet originates from proton-proton collisions at the core of the Sun, which occur at an energy (or temperature) about a billion times less than the collision energy of the LHC. Due to emission of…
14 Oct 2011
Grab a can of soda, shake it thoroughly, and open it up. What do you get? It’s an explosion of fizz. A similar phenomenon in the subatomic world might help us probe the nature of fundamental particles. Scientists have spent centuries searching for…