Pictures of the CMS experiment at CERN © Michael Hoch

The Compact Muon Solenoid, or CMS for short, is one of the four major experiments that operate at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), at CERN in Geneva. It is one of the two experiments that discovered the long-sought Higgs boson.

The participation of our institute is divided into two main directions:

The detector group has participated in building and running the inner silicon strip tracker. Current work is the development of detectors for the CMS Phase-2 Tracker of the CMS detector at the scheduled high luminosity LHC, HL-LHC. We focus on  the development and production of new silicon strip detectors.

Spin-off projects have emerged from some work in the past years, such as detectors with SiPM readout for radiography with fast neutrons.

The analysis group is working on collecting and analyzing the collisions registered by the CMS experiment. Main focus here is on the fields of physics with tau leptons, the most heavy known lepton. We also search for Higgs events with tau leptons in the final state.


In both groups, it is possible to write theses.



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