Status of the CMS experimentStatus of the CMS experiment
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Elementary Particle Physics
Nuclear physics: B: proceedings supplements. - Amsterdam
14th International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions, AUG 15-22, 2006, Weihai, PEOPLES R CHINA
175(2008), p. 33-41
University of Antwerp
The Large Hadron Collider LHC will start operating, at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland in 2007. CMS is one of the two general purpose detectors that will collect data at the LHC. A brief overview of the CMS detector is given, followed by the status of the construction, installation and commissioning. In particular a successful magnet test and cosmic challenge data taking with a part of the detector was carried out during the summer of 2006. Special attention is paid to detectors instrumental for Cosmic Ray studies.