CMS Muons in 7 TeV Collisions
It is an exciting day, with thousands of 7 TeV collision events flowing in. I watched the frustrating first failures from my laptop at home, in the middle of the night. Now that the sun is up, the scenario is much brighter – CERN just held a press conference in which the Steve Myers and the leaders of the four LHC experiments proudly and joyfully showed that they are taking data.
Here is a pretty event from my own experiment, CMS, in which a clean muon track is reconstructed well:
The muon is the long red track the curves down to the lower right-hand corner. It has been detected and reconstructed in the Cathode Strip Chambers (CSCs), and my group at Northwestern belongs to the CSC group within CMS. So I am pleased and proud to see this nice event!
Edgar Carrera posted a different CMS event at US LHC Blog, where you can also see events from ATLAS.
The official CMS Press Release, in several world languages, is available here.
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