Both the CMS and ATLAS collaborations are pretty vast, with around 5000 qualified scientist between them, and even more members working towards qualification. Everyone listed as ‘qualified’ will be listed as an author on any publication the collaboration produces, regardless of who actually did the major work for the analysis. Continue reading “Tau Identification At CMS With Neural Networks”
The work named “Attimo” (or “instant” in English) was produced by Nicolò Doglioni, Filippo Dorigo, and Zeno Pogaznic from Liceo “Benedetti”. They were impressed by the pictures of the CMS detector and its components, and they decided to try and capture the symmetry of the detection elements in a way that makes it only apparent if you happen to end up in the correct line of sight.
The attached pictures show the construction, made of coloured wood Continue reading “Art & Science 27: Instant”
Many of the high school students participating in the Art & Science contest in Venice took inspiration from the pictures of LHC collisions creating the Higgs boson, and attempted to produce a three-dimensional realization of what physicists only realize on their computer screens.
The work shown here, produced by Eleonora Perale and Camilla Longo, is probably the one of the lot that reproduces with most care one of the Continue reading “Art & Science 21: The Boson’s Tracks”
An assembly of wooden circles installed one inside the other, containing plastic rods of different colour, is the work by Alice Giambini, Matteo Quaglio, and Olga Pintus of Liceo “Marco Foscarini”.
The students took inspiration from the fact that the CMS detector is composed of several layers, each of which has the main function of detecting and measuring a different kind of particle. So they reproduced schematically the concept by having different “cycles” connected to different particle tracks (the plastic rods). These Continue reading “Art & Science 10: RiveliAMO”
The fifth artwork presented here for the series “Art & Science” (see previous posts for more details of this art contest, connected to the EPS 2017 conference) is actually titled “Toward the Boson and Beyond”. It is the result of collaboration of three students of the Liceo Marco Foscarini in Venice: Chiara Chiapatti, Micol Zhu, and Ludovica Violato. The students designed and realized a way to imagine a particle collision using a telescope. You thus get to literally immerse yourself in the beam pipe Continue reading “Art & Science 5: From Galileo to the Higgs Boson”
GSI, the Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, is a laboratory located near the town of Darmstadt, in central Germany, just a few miles away from the Frankfurt airport. The centre was founded in 1969, and has since then been a very active facility where heavy elements are studied (six rare heavy ones were in fact discovered there, including the one they named Darmstadtium!), and where Continue reading “GSI”
Every year, my university organizes a trip to CERN for Bachelor’s students only, to give them the chance to get acquainted with the world of Particle Physics before starting the Master. This year I was one of the three PhD students who accompanied them, and I thought it would be nice to share my feelings here with you since it was a really nice experience.
In fact, it was my fourth time at CERN, but despite that I had never had the chance to visit the CMS detector, the experiment Continue reading “My First Time at CMS”