Happy birthday, CMS

On Oct. 1, 1992, a letter of intent was submitted to the LHC Experiments Committee, officially marking the formation of the CMS collaboration. A new experiment at CERN was born.

Particle physics research is both international and collaborative, with large national laboratories working together to most efficiently advance science. Joel Butler, Fermilab distinguished scientist, is the leader of the CMS experiment at the CERN laboratory in Europe.

Fermilab’s Greg Rakness is a hero of the LHC for his work in organizing the commissioning and operations of CMS, one of the two big detectors at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.