NSU CERN: Opening the Door to Collaboration

The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Collaboration at CERN continues to search for new physics. The CMS collaboration, one of the largest in the world, consists of more than 3000 participating members from 145 institutions, who include researchers from NSU as well. Milos Dordevic (VINCA Inst. Nucl. Sci., Belgrade) visited NSU in October, 2016 and conducted a series of lectures on studying the Standard Model and top quark production in the CMS experiment.

One of the NSU laboratories studying hadron interaction physics, which was created in April 2014, became a collaborator in the CMS experiment on the Large Hadron Collider in February 2015. The researchers under the supervision of an NSU instructor Yury Skovpen were officially included into the list of CMS authors in April 2016.

A wide range of leading experiments on testing the Standard Model, studying the Higgs boson and searching for new particles is being carried out on one of two large universal detectors of elementary particles in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Geneva. NSU researchers in cooperation with the Saclay laser monitoring team (France) take an active part in the experiment calibrating the detector’s electromagnetic calorimeter.

Milos Dordevic, a researcher from the University of Belgrade (Serbia), has been participating in the CMS experiment for about 10 years. He visited NSU in order to deliver lectures for NSU students, postgraduates and instructors and share the results of the experiment and his thoughts on «Studies of Standard Model and Top Quark Physics at CMS». A seminar at the BINP was devoted to «Interplay of Top Quark and Higgs Boson».

During the visit, researchers discussed some prospects of collaboration with the Belgrade group and outlined some topics for joint research. The lectures on topical issues of the experiment and inspiring discussions are to open doors for more NSU researchers and students to participate in the experiments and develop cooperation between research groups at CERN.