# cern

So i'm applying to the REU through university of Michigan to attend CERN this summer. This is like my DREAM to be at CERN. i just finished writing my essay and I want as much feedback as possible, i really want to get this internship. Please write a single paragraph describing why you would...
2. ### I CMS gap problem

In this picture of CMS, there is a huge gap between the two sides. There is no way that the collision occur directly in midair right? So is the gap already been sealed? ( which means the picture was taken before it started to operate) Or I am completely wrong?
3. ### Insights Interview with Niels Tuning, LHCb Run Coordinator - Comments

Greg Bernhardt submitted a new PF Insights post Interview with Niels Tuning, LHCb Run Coordinator Continue reading the Original PF Insights Post.
4. ### I LHC finishes proton-proton collisions in 2018

New year, new thread! Here was 2017. Yesterday the first beams this year circulated in the LHC. As every year, the machine operators start with a single low intensity bunch, checking that everything still works properly, and adjusting some parameters where the conditions changed over the winter...
5. ### Beyond the Higgs: What's Next for the LHC? - with Harry Cliff

Harry Cliff is the Science Museum Fellow of Modern Science, which he reckons might be the only job title which begins and ends with 'science'. He spends half his time searching for signs of new physics at LHCb, one of the four big experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.

7. ### I How can I access event data for LHCb calorimeters?

I want to do a project using machine learning on the calorimeter event data of the LHCb. How can I access this data? Is it very difficult to navigate your way through the source code on your own?
8. ### I Lightsensitive sensors (CMOS) -- Looking for more applications for the technology

Hey :) I am currently doing a project on university in cooperation with CERN where I have to find new business fields for light sensitive sensors (CMOS) which every camera contains. The special feature is the radiation hardness. So you can use it for example for detecting x-rays or you can use...
9. ### I Best way to get an overview of research happening at CERN

I have to write a research review for my University and I want to write a review on all the current work being done at CERN. Can someone please recommend a good place to start reading papers for this purpose? I read a couple of papers that I found in google scholar but I quickly got lost. Is...
10. ### I LHCb observes 5 new particles (excited hadrons)

Plain old standard model baryons, but 5 at the same time, and with crystal clear peaks in the decay to $\Xi_c^+ K^-$. Each peak in the figure is a particle never seen before, and the significances of those peaks are about 20 sigma (10 sigma for the 5th one). A broad 6th state might hide around...
11. ### CERN discovers new economics particle

@Evo is this your blog (evonomics)? ;-P Economists Discover Quasi-Equlibriated Economic Sub-Particle The problem economists have explaining the financial crash By Steve Keen CERN has just announced the discovery of a new particle, called the “FERIR”. This is not a fundamental particle of...
12. ### Other CERN vs. Fermilab

As a theoretical physicist, what is a better facility to work at? (based on the following criteria) Job stability Access to new research Freedom of work (Any field) Better colleagues Better Tech/Equipment Better pay (not that important)
13. ### CERN Alice Experiment

10 min video for general public, describing the physics aims of the ALICE experiment: the study of the primordial state of matter, the quark gluon plasma and more.
14. ### LHCb - The Beauty Experiment

A short documentary on the LHCb experiment at CERN, on the quest for the mystery of Antimatter.
15. ### An introduction to the CMS Experiment at CERN

In this video, the CMS detector at CERN's Large Hadron Collider is introduced, describing its construction and history as well as its physics goals.
16. ### Locations similar to CERN

Hi all! I was wondering if there are any other notable facilities, research organisations or institutes that is similar to CERN, preferably in the US or somewhere else in Europe? Of similar scale or importance, not necessarily in the field of particle physics!
17. ### Summer Internships (international)

I'm a Junior International Student studying Physics and Econ at the University of Texas at Austin, just wondering if anyone here got into CERN, Fermi Lab or the UCLA internship(or other physics internship open to internationals!), what was your resume/gpa/credentials like when you applied? Just...
18. ### Dark matter particle search at CERN vs cosmology simulations

Dark matter particle candidates are being searched at CERN and the various dark matter models are being probed by cosmological simulations. The usual way to probe models via cosmology is to plug a candidate into a cosmological simulation and then compare the results with observations. Yet...
19. ### Schools Choice for particle physics between LAC and university

Hi guys, I don't know if there's any similar thread (I didn't find any, but in case I missed it); if so please suggest them to me. It's time to apply to college again. I personally think particle physics (experimental) would be my top choice (I understand that only phd has the specialized...
20. ### Difference between Photons and the Higgs Boson?

I'm new to quantum physics, and this might be a stupid question. What is the difference between Photons and the Higgs Boson? I know that neither of them interact with the Higgs field. And that when CERN found the Higgs Boson, it decayed into other particles INCLUDING photons. So what's the...
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### Higgs particle and standard model Higgs particle difference?

Hey physics enthusiasts, I have been reading and watching various videos, which talks about the possibility that the Higgs particle which was discovered by collisions in the large hadron collider(LHC) may not be the standard model Higgs particle. What does this mean? What is the difference...
22. ### 13 TeV Collisions at the LHC!

Today is an exciting day, for today will see a new record for the highest energy collisions at the LHC - stable 13 TeV collisions for new physics, signalling the start of the new physics program at the LHC! There are a few ways you can keep track of progress throughout the day. The LHC status...
23. ### Magnets and NMR

Hi everyone...I'm just looking nmr schemes, and magnets, and, at the same time, studying Physics II and electromagnetic fields at my faculty of electronics engineering. I know this may sound like a "dumb" question, and I don't wanna sound like councited or similar stuff, but I was just asking...
24. ### Schools Beamline for schools, Greek Delegation

Hey! So I found this ( http://home.web.cern.ch/about/updates/2014/11/beamline-schools-competition-2015-launches-today ) and my high school's physics teachers liked the concept! So I've created a team to participate in this years contest. We were thinking to do something relevant with antimatter...
25. ### What are the best high-energy physics establishments?

I am thinking of places to do summer work placements in the high-energy physics field between each year of my degree. I have thought of CERN (of course) and Fermilab as the two definites. However I am struggling to think of a third. Also, I would prefer Europe/US so this rules out T2K. Any...
26. ### Energies in the LHC

Due to the blogs being removed, I thought it might be worthwhile posting a few in the forums- The Large Hadron Collider has produced collisions at 7 TeV. For collisions at 7 TeV, protons need to be ‘ramped’ to 3.5 TeV, the proton has a mass of 1.6726e−27 kg which, according to mass–energy...
27. ### What is the meaning of this String Theory Equation from CERN?

I have recently visited CERN, and in the Globe they showed an equation from string theory. My knowledge about it goes only as far as 'The elegant universe', so no mathematics, but i would say that the sketch beneath is about the string coupling constant. Could anyone please explain the...
28. ### A question about the Higgs

So I've done some research, but to no avail. Can anyone link me to some reasonably detailed information regarding the Higgs experiment at CERN? I'm kind of new when it comes to this sort of thing. So a walkthrough of the experiment would be great (What they were looking for and why they were...