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Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment

Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment

Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment

Welcome to the CMS group at DESY!

We work at the CMS experiment running at the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The CMS Detector is one of the most complex and precise scientific instruments ever constructed. It was built and is run by an international collaboration of over 200 institutes from more than 40 countries. In Germany, we have four CMS groups in different institutes: RWTH Aachen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Hamburg University and DESY. The DESY CMS group with about 90 members is the largest German institute.

Here at DESY, we engage in activities ranging from physics analysis and contributions to data taking (monitoring and alignment) to detector hardware projects. Physics topics are addressed in the areas Top Quarks, Higgs, SUSY and Dark Matter Searches, QCD, as well as studies for parton density distributions in the proton. We also work on data quality monitoring, tracker alignment, high level trigger, the CASTOR calorimeter, the beam condition monitoring as well as research and development for the tracker upgrade. DESY is also a Tier-2-site and thus directly involved in the LHC-computing for the data processing chain.

The DESY CMS group offers diverse opportunities for Diploma, Masters and PhD theses both in physics analysis and in more technical areas. If you are interested please have a look at our open projects and/or contact our group leaders.

CMS publications

Have a look at our list of CMS publications with mayor contributions from DESY/CMS

88th Meeting of the DESY Physics Review Committee

Here you find a presentation of our latest activities and achievements held at the last PRC Meeting at DESY Hamburg, 12 November 2019
Speaker: Teresa Lenz on behalf of the DESY CMS group
Title: CMS highlights at DESY

Social Activities in the Group

This year we spent our CMS outing on the DESY campus. Together with our summer students we engaged in sports activities such as volleyball, archery, badminton, frisbee and others. We concluded the day with a tasty barbecue and spent a good time together.