Institute of Experimental Particle Physics (ETP)

The CMS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider

The Institute of Experimental Particle Physics (ETP) participates in the CMS experiment at CERN. CMS activities at ETP include data analysis, computing, and detector development.
CMS Detector
Higgs Candidate


The CMS experiment is situated at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics CERN close to Geneva, Switzerland. The experiment is designed to study the structure of matter at the highest energies available in the laboratory today. The goals of the experiment include unraveling the origin of the mass of elementary particles via the Higgs boson and the search for physics beyond the current standard model of particle physics, as predicted e.g. by supersymmetry.



Projects with ETP Participation

The ETP is one of the largest university institutes participating in CMS. This is reflected in the wide range of research projects researchers at ETP are involved with, including analysis of the data recorded by CMS, and contributions to computing and detector development for the current CMS detector and its upgrade.

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