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CMS Tracker inserted! December 17, 2007

Posted by dorigo in news, physics, science.

This just in… The CMS tracker, a mindboggingly complex barrel composed of multiple layers of silicon detectors, equipped with readout electronics, high voltage cables, cooling pipes, and the occasional screwdriver forgotten by a technician inside (just kidding), has been inserted in its housing in the core of the CMS detector. See the pictures below…




1. jcn - December 17, 2007

work, several multi-page articles on the blog and LHC parties. I’m starting to wonder if you sleep at all.

2. anomalous cowherd - December 17, 2007

Congratulations to everyone at CMS on this major milestone. Both it and ATLAS are coming together beautifully. I can’t wait for data next year!

3. dorigo - December 17, 2007


… and you don’t know half of what I actually do 😉

I do sleep… I could not live without sleeping at least 7 hours a night. But going to work helps: I have a 1-hour commute most of which is by train, and I manage to write on the trip. As for the CMS party, well, that took me little time, just grabbed a few beers and ran back to the office!

AC, thank you – although I did not directly participate in the event, I feel part of it enough. I can’t wait too. Maybe that is why I am spending 100% of my time on simulations of tth->7jets plus missing Et these days.


4. Nikita Nikolaev - December 27, 2007

The photos are amazing! Hard to imagine that such objects actually exist in reality!


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