One of the big, recent innovations by the CMS collaboration—a new trigger installed in their experiment at the Large Hadron Collider—has produced its first data set. The analysis of this data has started. Scientists expect it will either reveal new physics or set more stringent limits in the search for long-lived particles.
After twenty years of research, development, testing and production, the United States is now shipping state-of-the-art superconducting accelerator magnets to CERN for the high-luminosity upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider. At the heart of these powerful magnets is a new superconducting material used for the first time in a particle accelerator.