Commissioning of the reconstruction, trigger and simulation tools developed for the CMS detector by means of the first low energetic proton collisions

  • D'Hondt, Jorgen (Administrative Promotor)
  • Grunewald, Martin (Co-Promotor)
  • Van Mechelen, P. (Co-Promotor)
  • Tytgat, Michael (Co-Promotor)
  • Van Remortel, Nick (Co-Promotor)

Project Details


The main activities of the experimental particle physics research at the UA, UGent and VUB focus over the last
years on the CMS project at the LHC at CERN. The preparation and the construction of the experimental instruments will come soon to a succesful end. Different aspects of the performance of the detector have already been tested by means of cosmic particles. Also divers systems have been developed to monitor both online and offline the quality of the collisions data we will record. The Flemish contribution is internationaly considered as being excellent and is supported by the FWO project G.0017.04 which finished at the end of 2009. Also the running Big Science agreement finances this effort as well as the construction of the TIER-2 computing center needed to perform the foreseen commissioning and physics analyses. In parallel to thisconstruction project, we have been investigating the measurement and search techniques to study the physics phenomena in the 14 TeV proton collisions at the LHC. With these studies the physics potential of the experiment has been demonstrated and optimized. The Flemish contribution to this is of international top-level as both Prof. De Roeck (UA) and Prof. D'Hondt (VUB) have been nominated as convenors of respectively the Exotica and the Top Quark physics groups in the CMS collaboration. This activity is supported by the FWO project G.0464.07.
Effective start/end date1/01/1031/12/13


  • Physics

Flemish discipline codes

  • Physical sciences