19 Oct 2020
CMS has just finished wrapping the barrel with a new layer which is not a new detector but a brand new protection system aimed to keep the outer barrel muon chambers shielded from background radiation present in the experimental cavern during…
21 Feb 2019
Suppose that you need to see what is inside a small room that is difficult to access. Thick walls between you and the object of your investigation; you cannot dig, and the closest that you can get to the target is inside a narrow tunnel, with no…
27 Mar 2015
CMS is eager to see the first collisions of the LHC Run2. The recent news that the LHC restart may be delayed because of a hardware issue gives us extra time to prepare for those collisions. Far from being idle waiting for collisions, CMS is busy…
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.…