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Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment (CMS)


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Operational   Start Date : 1998 End Date : Info Last Updated : Thu, Dec 9 2010 12:01pm PST

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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES >Physics >Elementary Particle Physics  

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :


As of September 2011 the CMS collaboration involves about 3600 people, of whom 3000 are scientists and engineers, from 183 institutes in 38 countries, spanning Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australasia.

CMS stands for Compact Muon Solenoid: compact because it is small for its enormous weight, muon for one of the particles it detects, and solenoid for the coil inside its huge superconducting magnet. It is a high-energy physics experiment in Cessy, France, part of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.

CMS is designed to see a wide range of particles and phenomena produced in high-energy collisions in the LHC. Like a cylindrical onion, different layers of detector stop and measure the different particles, and use this key data to build up a picture of events at the heart of the collision.

Scientists then use this data to search for new phenomena that will help to answer questions such as: What is the Universe really made of and what forces act within it? And what gives everything substance? CMS will also measure the properties of previously discovered particles with unprecedented precision, and be on the lookout for completely new, unpredicted phenomena.

Pieces of CMS were designed and constructed in various institutes around the world before being brought to CERN for the final assembly. Now, the data collected by CMS are being delivered to institutes around the world to be analysed.


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