What We Do at CERN

Andres M. Vargas Hernandez
The Catholic University of America

Wed, April 10, 2019 - 4:00 PM
Karl Herzfeld Auditorium of Hannan Hall - Rm 108

vargas_sm.jpgThe Catholic University of America High Energy Physics Group plays an important role in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). A typical physics analysis requires many different activities: detectors to be designed, built, tested, and installed, Montecarlo simulations to be written, detector geometries to be developed and maintained in the experiment lifetime, data storage, data management, data processing and availability, calibration, uncertainty estimates, and particle identification among others. All these work behind the scenes allow us to get measurements of energy, position, momentum and finally, getting new footprints of nature's behavior. None of these activities would be possible without a continued effort and distributed work model. In this
talk, I will be going over an overview of CERN as an organization, the CMS experiment and the activities in which the High Energy Physics Group is involved.

Refreshments served at 3:45 PM

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