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Your CMS Voice for February is physicist Tommaso Dorigo from INFN Padova! Please give him a warm welcome.

#CMSvoices is our #outreach project that allows you to engage directly with members of CMS via Twitter.

You will hear from a different CMS member every month, speaking as themselves and talking about everything to do with life at CMS.

Follow https://twitter.com/CMSvoices

Important: All views expressed by the CMS members using the @CMSvoices Twitter account are their own and are not necessarily endorsed by the CMS Collaboration.

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The CMS Pixel Tracker has been removed in preparation for the installation of its upgrade: http://cylindricalonion.web.cern.ch/blog/201701/cms-pixel-tracker-removed-preparation-installation-its-upgrade

The photo shows one half of the CMS Barrel Pixel (BPIX) detector being lifted to the surface from the underground experimental cavern. Credit: Erik Butz. Copyright: +CERN, for the benefit of the CMS Collaboration
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The 14th edition of the Festival della Scienza, or “Festival of Science” took place in the Italian city of Genoa from 27 October to 6 November. The event was followed with great interest by the general public, from school children to university students, as well as many individual visitors.

This year’s edition had as many as 280 different events, conducted by nearly 500 young hosts, in 52 different locations, and was visited by over 200,000 guests over the 11 days.

CMS, together with Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), contributed to the Festival with the “Higgs Boson Goose Game”, that was renamed “Gioco dell’Oca delle Particelle” or “Game of the Goose with Particles” for the occasion…

Read more: http://cylindricalonion.web.cern.ch/blog/201612/cmss-higgs-boson-goose-game-showcased-italian-science-festival

#outreach #particlephysics #HiggsBoson

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Your CMS Voice for October is research professor Steven Lowette from Vrije Universiteit Brussel! Please give him a warm welcome.

#CMSvoices is our #outreach project that allows you to engage directly with members of CMS via Twitter.

You will hear from a different CMS member every month, speaking as themselves and talking about everything to do with life at CMS.

Follow https://twitter.com/CMSvoices

Important: All views expressed by the CMS members using the @CMSvoices Twitter account are their own and are not necessarily endorsed by the CMS Collaboration.

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Looking beautiful, as always!
Here is a 360˚ video of the +CMS Experiment at CERN, filmed in 2013.

#ThrowbackThursday #TBT

Read more about CMS: http://cern.ch/go/CMS and read more about the work that was done on the LHC experiments during the Long Shutdown 1: http://cern.ch/go/TLB7

Watch more 360° videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAk-9e5KQYEqBHboGaq7k5rOTlmN4odyz

Video credit: Tim Schmittler, Project360

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Your CMS Voice for October is research associate Yangyang Cheng from Cornell University! Please give her a warm welcome.

#CMSvoices is our #outreach project that allows you to engage directly with members of CMS via Twitter.

You will hear from a different CMS member every month, speaking as themselves and talking about everything to do with life at CMS.

Follow https://twitter.com/CMSvoices

Important: All views expressed by the CMS members using the @CMSvoices Twitter account are their own and are not necessarily endorsed by the CMS Collaboration.

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Playing with Protons: Engaging Teachers to Engage K-6 Students with Science, Technology and Innovation

"… Playing with Protons (PwP) 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 (PD) opportunities. These are designed specifically to enrich teachers’ pedagogical practice with creative, hands-on methodologies by which K-6 students can, in turn, get engaged effectively with science, technology and innovation."

#playingwithprotons #teachers #CERN #CreationsEU #STEMeducation #primaryschool

More info about PwP at https://www.facebook.com/playingwithprotons

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Final chapter in "Test-beam tales", days 6 and 7, including a small puzzle with a special prize

"Monday, 22 August

"8am: Yet another early morning after a late night. I am getting too old for this (some would disagree with the “getting”). The shifters this morning are the same as those from yesterday morning, who were unfortunate in that there was no beam throughout their shift. They were more fortunate today as the beam was on. But our data acquisition system was not in such good shape. In the middle of the night the system had stopped working. A Windows-based laptop that controls part of the system seemed to have spontaneously rebooted itself!

"A few frantic phone and Skype calls later to one of our experts – who also happens to be responsible this week for the operation of the CMS Electromagnetic Calorimeter, and was getting even less sleep than me – and the system was up and running again. A feature of the Windows systems at CERN is that updates to the OS and applications are centrally managed. These updates happen at a “convenient” time – in the middle of the night. Normally OK, but not for a critical PC running a software application in a beam test. We will have to fix this…"

Read more: http://cylindricalonion.web.cern.ch/blog/201608/test-beam-tales-days-6-and-7

Day 1: http://cylindricalonion.web.cern.ch/blog/201608/test-beam-tales-day-1
Days 2 and 3: http://cylindricalonion.web.cern.ch/blog/201608/test-beam-tales-days-2-and-3
Days 4 and 5: http://cylindricalonion.web.cern.ch/blog/201608/test-beam-tales-days-4-and-5

#particlephysics #CERN #LHC #CylindricalOnion  

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More tales from +CERN's test-beam area: Days 4 and 5

"8am: Another early start – meeting the two physicists and taxiing them to the beam area to be on shift for the next eight hours. Both are at the same institute – NCU Taiwan – but, as is often the case in our field, only one is from Taiwan – the other is from India.

"Things began well: the data taken overnight looked good so we changed back to electrons and started to take data for different energies, to get an understanding of how “linear” our system is: if the electron energy increases by a factor of two, our signal should also increase by a factor of two. We used electrons at 20, 35, 70, 100, 150, 200 and 250 GeV. This is one of the advantages of the CERN test-beam facility compared to other places – this large energy range."

Read more: http://cylindricalonion.web.cern.ch/blog/201608/test-beam-tales-days-4-and-5

Day 1: http://cylindricalonion.web.cern.ch/blog/201608/test-beam-tales-day-1
Days 2 and 3: http://cylindricalonion.web.cern.ch/blog/201608/test-beam-tales-days-2-and-3

#particlephysics #CERN #LHC #CylindricalOnion  
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