Get a special view of CMS through the eyes of ~25-year-old members, who were born around the time that the collaboration came into being. Find out why they got into particle physics and what it means to be a part of CMS.
With nearly 500 signatories to the original Letter of Intent, CMS has always been a gigantic enterprise. Dive in to the archives of the founding institutes of CMS and learn about their contributions over the years.
Professor Daniel Denegri, founding member and former Physics Coordinator of the CMS Collaboration, gives us a personal perspective on CERN, the LHC and the story of CMS (so far!).
“We propose to build a general purpose detector designed to run at the highest luminosity at the LHC. The CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) detector has been optimized for the search of the [Standard Model] Higgs boson over a mass range from 90 GeV to 1 TeV, but it also allows detection of a wide range of possible signatures from alternative electro-weak symmetry breaking mechanisms.”