Graduate students getting ready for Run 2 data at CMS Data Analysis School

Graduate students convened for one week at Fermilab for the sixth annual CMS Data Analysis School, hosted by the LHC Physics Center. Photo: Jesus Orduna

Graduate students convened for one week at Fermilab for the sixth annual CMS Data Analysis School, hosted by the LHC Physics Center. Photo: Jesus Orduna

As the LHC accelerator and its experiments in Geneva, Switzerland, are getting ready for the upcoming 2016 run, students have been warming up for the analysis of the new Run 2 data that will come out of the CMS experiment.

From Jan. 11-15, about 100 graduate students, postdocs and faculty, mostly from across the United States, came to Fermilab to attend the sixth annual CMS Data Analysis School, hosted by the LHC Physics Center. The students were coached by CMS experts in hands-on sessions.

School attendees came to learn particle physics data analysis techniques, strengthen their skills in analysis and interact with CMS scientists to learn more about conducting the experiment.

They will contribute to the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider when it turns on again in April 2016 after a short winter shutdown.

Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer addresses the CMS Data Analysis School attendees. Photo: Jesus Orduna

Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer addresses the CMS Data Analysis School attendees. Photo: Jesus Orduna

Boaz Klima is co-coordinator of the LHC Physics Center.