10 Dec 2012
In the vast particle landscape, there are, to borrow a phrase, known knowns (the Standard Model, for example), unknown unknowns (exotic extensions of the Standard Model and beyond), and those ever-interesting known unknowns. A recent CMS observation…
02 May 2012
A measurement of the underlying event (UE) activity in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is performed using Drell-Yan events in a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.2 fb−1 (inverse femtobarns),…
11 Sep 2011
Read the paper: SUS-11-003 The analysis shows no excess of events over the Standard Model expectations. As a result, exclusion limits were placed on searches for squarks and gluinos in the Constrained Minimal Supersymmetric extension of the Standard…
18 Aug 2011
Read the paper: TOP-11-003 The measured production rates of Top-antiTop pairs, where one lepton and four jets of particles is observed in the final state, show good agreement with Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of the strong interaction.…
09 Aug 2011
Read the paper: QCD-10-037 This paper extends CMS’s previous measurements of the production rates of isolated prompt photons. The production rates agree with the predictions of perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics (pQCD), although, at low transverse…
02 Aug 2011
Read the paper: QCD-10-037 The measured Drell-Yan production rates, normalised to the production rates in the Z-boson region, show good agreement with the theoretical predictions. The Drell-Yan process occurs when a quark from one of the colliding…