The CMS detector

The Higgs boson was discovered in 2012 by scientists on the ATLAS and CMS experiments. Located 300 feet underground in Cessy, France, the CMS detector inspects collisions of protons from the Large Hadron Collider and searches for new physics. U.S. CMS Education and Outreach Coordinator Don Lincoln tells us more. View the video. Video: U.S. CMS