The CMS Experiment
CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) is one of the two large experiments at LHC, built to explore all phenomena in the new energy range now accessible by the accelerator. The CMS experiment was designed, built and is run by an international collaboration of more than 180 institutes from nearly 40 countries all over the world. HEPHY contributed with parts of the detector, trigger electronics and is now heavily involved in the analysis of the new data [continue reading]
The Americal Embassador to Austria, William C. Eacho III, visited the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences together with his wife Donna in order to get insider information about the discovery of the Higgs boson.
On the occasion of the traditional winter conference „Rencontres de Moriond“, which will end this weekend, the CMS collaboration presented a multitude of new results, which use for the first time full dataset recorded in 2012. The new measurements of the production and decay properties of the recently discovered boson received much attention. The particle can now be almost certainly identified as a “Higgs-boson”.
On 24 December, Laurenz Widhalm passed away after a long, severe illness. Laurenz worked for HEPHY since 1998 and initially dealt with theoretical physics, later with the analysis of experiments at CERN and in Japan, and was very successful in communicating particle physics to a broad public. With Laurenz, we lose a tireless an ever-cooperative friend and colleague. We want to express our deep sympathies to his family.