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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.

 LHC experiments have released a portion of its data to the public for use in education and outreach as part of CERN's policy of openness.

Last month, the High Energy and Particle Physics division of the European Physical Society announced the 2015 prizes for outstanding contributions in the field of high energy physics.

Greg Rakness is co-Run Coordinator of the CMS experiment and together with his colleagues in charge of the commissioning and operation of the CMS detector

CMS: LS1 – A Short Summary and an Outlook to the Endgame

by Wolfram Zeuner, CMS Deputy Technical Coordinator

Following a long programme of upgrades and improvements, CMS will be perfectly prepared for the exciting times ahead of us, with the LHC providing collisions of unprecedented energy and luminosity.

CMS tests new Resistive Plate Chambers

by Imad Laktineh

The new Resistice Plate Chambers (RPCs) will play an important role in the CMS trigger systems in the light of the LHC future runs. 

RD53: Development of pixel readout integrated circuits for extreme rate and radiation.

by Jorgen Christiansen and Mauricio Garcia-Scriveres on behalf of the RD53 Collaboration

The recently formed RD53 collaboration will address the challenges of phase 2 pixel detector upgrades of ATLAS and CMS as well as long-term challenges for LCD.

The CMS PIX Phase I upgrade CO2 cooling: a full scale prototype ready for tests

by Paola Tropea, on behalf of the PH-DT cooling team

Installation and commissioning of a new CO2 cooling plant at TIF for the CMS PIX Phase I upgrade.

CMS – Highlights and Perspectives from UXC55

by Wolfram Zeuner on behalf of the CMS Collaboration

The first year of the LS1 is almost over and CMS has completed approximately half of its upgrade program preparing to cope with the challenges that lie ahead of us.



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