CMS reaches 2011 goal for recorded luminosity

This week the CMS detector recorded more luminosity in a single fill than it had in all of 2010. CMS recorded 46.3 inverse picobarns on Tuesday, June 21. The detector recorded 43.17 inverse picobarns in all of 2010. On June 17, the CMS detector reached the milestone of accumulating 1 inverse femtobarn, reaching the LHC goal for all of 2011 after just three months of running. Image copyright CERN.