The discovery of the Higgs boson represents a significant breakthrough in understanding the universe’s fundamental structure and dynamics. Despite this achievement, numerous profound mysteries persist, namely what is the nature of dark matter, why…
  Did you know that every second more than 100 trillion tiny particles called neutrinos pass through your body without causing any harm? These mysterious particles are produced abundantly throughout the universe in events like nuclear reactions in…
Recently, and about two decades after the first solid proof of entanglement between two photons by Anton Zeilinger and his team, the ATLAS and CMS experiments reported the observation of quantum entanglement between the top quark and its…
    It might have occurred to you to look with curiosity at your present the day of your birthday. Wrapped in colorful paper, a surprise was waiting for you. You might be the kind of person who rushes to remove the packaging to see what’s inside. Or…
The recent results from the Muon g-2 Collaboration have added to the growing tension between the measured and predicted values of the muon’s magnetic moment. The equivalent measurement of this property for the electron is a cornerstone of quantum…
  New in! CMS physicists search for heavy cousins of the neutrino in beauty meson decays Back in 2018, the physicists of the CMS experiment designed and recorded a B-meson-enriched data sample, the “B-Parking” data set. The B mesons (short for…
When we look at ourselves in a mirror, we see a virtual twin, identical but with left and right inverted. Charge-parity (CP) is the equivalent of a mirror for fundamental particles. If the symmetry was respected in nature, each particle would see a…
From time to time, we need to take our cars in for a checkup to make sure everything is up to speed, and here we check up on how well our CMS detector is working. The CMS detector is one of the main detectors at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at…
As a next step towards more open access to science, the CMS collaboration has just released in electronic format a set of likelihood functions describing early measurements of the Higgs boson. The full statistical model and the data used to make the…
Following its mission to address fundamental questions about Nature, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has operated at different center-of-mass energies, colliding protons and/or heavy ions. In heavy ion collisions, the nucleons (protons and neutrons…
A fundamental parameter of the Standard Model, the electroweak mixing angle plays a key role in the “Higgs mechanism”, when the W and Z gauge bosons get their masses through electroweak symmetry breaking. CMS has now reported a new measurement of…
Cosmological observations tell us that Dark Matter makes up roughly 80% of all the matter in the Universe. However, no Dark Matter particle has ever been observed. To verify whether it can be produced in the laboratory, the CMS Collaboration at the…