The CMS Experiment

The CMS Experiment at CERN
The CMS Experimental Program at UF

The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment is one of the two general purpose detectors at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN (the other being ATLAS). The picture on the left summarizes the main components of the CMS detector. The High Energy Group at the University of Florida is strongly involved in the CMS program. Professor Mitselmakher led the development of the endcap muon detection system and co-led the CMS Muon System project for ~ 20 years. Professor Korytov was responsible at the same time for managing the design and construction of the 468 Cathode Strip Chambers for the endcap muon system, and Professor Acosta was responsible (also at the same time) for the design and construction of a track-finder trigger for this system. Professor Avery helped established the LHC Grid computing model in the US and is the head of the UF US-CMS Tier-2 center, one of several such sites in the US. Prof's Acosta, Avery, Konigsberg, Korytov, and Mitselmakher as well as their postdocs and graduate students are strongly involved in the ongoing operations of the CMS Detector. All faculty actively work on LHC physics in leading roles in many areas, such as Higgs studies, SUSY, extra dimension searches, lepton number violation searches, and others beyond the standard model physics analyses.

Darin Acosta
Paul Avery
Richard Field*
Jacobo Konigsberg
Andrey Korytov
Konstantin Matchev
Guenakh Mitselmakher