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Playing with Protons is a new science education initiative led by the CMS Experiment that contributes to this effort by encouraging primary school teachers to engage in professional development opportunities, designed to enrich teachers’ pedagogical practice with creative, hands-on methodologies.

Thanks to the outstanding performances of the LHC, the experiments presented a wealth of new results in ICHEP2016.

Interview with Guido Tonelli

by Panos Charitos

Guido Tonelli, former spokesperson of the CMS experiment reflects on the present situation in particle physics and the significance of having a vision for the future.​

The workshop “Charting the Unknown: Interpreting LHC data from the energy frontier” focused on the interpretation of the new data from Run 2 in the context of theories beyond the Standard Model.

LHC Restart 2016

by Panos Charitos

Following the 2016 restart of the LHC, we have asked the run coordinators of the four largest LHC experiments — ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb — to share a few words with us about the first data taking. Their broad physics programme will be complemented by the measurements of three smaller experiments (TOTEM, LHCf and MoEDAL) and may hold the key to new physics.

CMS releases new data

by Achintya Rao

The CMS collaboration has made 300 TB of high-quality data from the LHC available to the public through the CERN Open Data Portal.

Three years after the announcement of the discovery of a new particle, the Higgs boson, the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations have recently presented for the first time combined measurements of many of its properties...

CMS results in Hard Probes 2015

by Olga Evdokimov & Camelia Mironov

CMS has delivered a comprehensive set of differential RAA measurements, quantifying the jet quenching effect for hard probes of various flavors. Profound suppression of strongly interacting probes in 2.76 TeV PbPb collisions is established with high precision for inclusive charged hadrons, spanning the wide range of transverse momenta from soft-sector all the way up to 100 GeV/c, and inclusive fully reconstructed jets, that remain quenched even at 300 GeV/c.

During, the 7th edition of the Hard Probes International Conference series was hosted by McGill University in Montréal, Canada, the LHC experiments presented a wealth of scientific results from heavy-ion collsions at the LHC. 

 We asked the Data Quality Monitoring teams of the four major LHC experiments to present the tools they are using and how the DQM is organized to fit the specifications of each detector.

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