Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon

The Lyon group joined CMS in the early stage of the Collaboration, taking responsibilities in the construction of essential parts of the detectors like the Electromagnetic Calorimeter and the Tracker. The group has been involved in the maintenance and running of these detectors ever since, and is now also contributing in the muon project, along with the tracking system, for the planned upgrades of the detector.

The IPNL group has played an important role in data acquisition and simulation, with relevant contributions to the High-Level Trigger system and Monte Carlo simulations. On the data analysis side, the contributions have been numerous and involve the most important research aspects at the LHC: Higgs studies, searches for new physics and precision measurement with the top quark.

About Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon

From: France

CMS member since: 1992


In October 1992, a ‘Letter of Intent’ was submitted to the LHC Experiments Committee (LHCC), offically marking the formation of the CMS Collaboration. This website commemorates the 25th anniversary of CMS, celebrated in 2017.