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March 2021 - May 2021

Gravitational waves contain crucial information on the structure and on the history of the Universe. They can give us access to unique insights on particle physics at very high energies and astrophysics in extreme regimes. The detection of…

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March 2021 - May 2021

The ATLAS experiment is a general-purpose particle detector operating at the LHC. It consists of several concentric layers of particle detectors occupying a cylindrical volume 46m long and 25m in diameter. The innermost detectors reconstruct the…

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March 2021 - May 2021

Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of strong interactions, is characterised by a rich phase diagram. The elementary coloured degrees of freedom of the theory, quarks and gluons, under ordinary conditions are confined in colour-neutral hadrons…

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March 2021 - May 2021

The CMS experiment is one of the four large experiments at the LHC and a detailed description of the detector's inner and outer layers can be found here. The detector successfully operated with LHC collisions since 2010 leading to the Higgs boson…

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March 2021 - May 2021

For more than two decades, a number of coordinated initiatives in Europe have targeted the fundamental and technological issues associated with the development and exploitation of the most advanced detectors for particle physics research. From the…

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March 2021 - May 2021

CERN has the legal obligation to protect the public and the people working on its premises from any unjustified exposure to ionising radiation. In this context, radiation monitoring is one of the main tasks of the Radiation Protection Group.…

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