The CMS trigger: taming the firehose

A basic understanding of how CMS goes from 40 million potential events per second to something that can actually be recorded.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/10/cms-trigger-taming-firehose/, by Bo Jayatilaka.

Lepton flavor violation: the search for mismatched Higgs boson decays at CMS

Can the Higgs boson participate in lepton-number violation?

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/09/lepton-flavor-violation-search-mismatched-higgs-boson-decays-cms/, by Bo Jayatilaka.

Exclusive production: shedding light with grazing protons

CMS observes the creation of W boson from the collision of photos in the proton’s magnetic field.

Audio note: this episode contains some mysterious drop-outs of audio frames. We are investigating the cause of this–it should be solved by the next episode.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/06/exclusive-production-shedding-light-grazing-protons/, by Bo Jayatilaka.