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FLARE 2016-17: Operation, Computing and Upgrades of the CMS Experiment

English title FLARE 2016-17: Operation, Computing and Upgrades of the CMS Experiment
Applicant Kilminster Benjamin
Number 166922
Funding scheme FLARE
Research institution Physik-Institut Universität Zürich
Institution of higher education University of Zurich - ZH
Main discipline Particle Physics
Start/End 01.04.2016 - 31.03.2017
Approved amount 1'151'251.00
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Keywords (14)

Large Hadron Collider; Supersymmetry; Pixel Detector Technology; extra dimensions; Hadron Collider Physics ; dark matter; Silicon detectors; composite Higgs; Crystal Calorimetry; High Performance Computing; Higgs Boson; LHC; CMS; Compact Muon Solenoid

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Dieser Grant enthält eine ausgewogene Zusammenstellung von Teilprojekten, die es ermöglichen, das Potential des CMS Experiments weiterhin optimal auszuschöpfen. Für den CMS Detektor stehen wichtige Upgrades an, ein erstes (Phase-I) Ende 2016 und ein zweites (Phase-II) voraussichtlich im Jahr 2024. Das Teilprojekt A betrifft die Vollendung eines präzisen Spurdetektors im Rahmen von Phase-I. Das Teilprojekt B befasst sich mit den Anforderungen an das Hochleistungsrechenzentrum (TIER-3), das benötigt wird, um innovative Analysen durchzuführen und den jährlich wachsenden Datensätzen gewachsen zu sein. Teilprojekt C beschäftigt sich mit dem Unterhalt und fortlaufenden Verbesserungen des Auslesesystems des elektromagnetischen Kalorimeters, welche für eine effiziente Datennahme unerlässlich sind. Teilprojekte D und E widmen sich der Forschung und Entwicklung von neuen Technologien in Hinblick auf den Phase-II Upgrade des Spurdetektors beziehungsweise des Kalorimeters.
Lay summary
Der Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Detektor ist ein vielseitiges Experiment am Large Hadron Collider (LHC) am CERN, das dazu dient, grundlegende Fragen der Elementarteilchenphysik über die Eigenschaften von fundamentalen Teilchen und Kräften zu erforschen. Wissenschaftler von der ETH Zürich, dem Paul Scherrer Institut und der Universität Zürich haben Schlüsselpositionen am CMS Experiment inne; dies sowohl im Bau, Betrieb und Upgrade des Detektors, als auch in der Analyse physikalischer Prozesse, wie zum Beispiel der Entstehung von Higgs Bosonen oder der Suche nach dunkler Materie, Supersymmetrie oder zusätzlichen Raumdimensionen. Dieser Grant enthält eine ausgewogene Zusammenstellung von Teilprojekten, die es ermöglichen, das Potential des CMS Experiments weiterhin optimal auszuschöpfen. Für den CMS Detektor stehen wichtige Upgrades an, ein erstes (Phase-I) Ende 2016 und ein zweites (Phase-II) voraussichtlich im Jahr 2024. Das Teilprojekt A betrifft die Vollendung eines präzisen Spurdetektors im Rahmen von Phase-I. Das Teilprojekt B befasst sich mit den Anforderungen an das Hochleistungsrechenzentrum (TIER-3), das benötigt wird, um innovative Analysen durchzuführen und den jährlich wachsenden Datensätzen gewachsen zu sein. Teilprojekt C beschäftigt sich mit dem Unterhalt und fortlaufenden Verbesserungen des Auslesesystems des elektromagnetischen Kalorimeters, welche für eine effiziente Datennahme unerlässlich sind. Teilprojekte D und E widmen sich der Forschung und Entwicklung von neuen Technologien in Hinblick auf den Phase-II Upgrade des Spurdetektors beziehungsweise des Kalorimeters.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 29.02.2016

Lay Summary (English)

Lead
This grant is a well-balanced portfolio of subprojects dedicated to the continued exploitation of the CMS experiment at the LHC. CMS will be upgraded, in a first (Phase-I) step at the end of 2016 and in a second step around 2024 (Phase-II). Subproject A is dedicated to the completion of a precise inner tracking detector as part of Phase-I. Subproject B deals with the demands on high performance (TIER3) computing infrastructure needed to perform cutting-edge data analysis and cope with the ever-increasingly large datasets. Subproject C is dedicated to the maintenance and continuous improvement of the electromagnetic calorimter detector control system which is indispensable for high efficiency data taking. Subprojects D and E present basic research and development studies aimed at the technologies needed for the Phase-II detector upgrade of the tracking and calorimeter system, respectively.
Lay summary
The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at CERN is a multi-purpose experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) designed to elucidate important physics questions about the fundamental particles and forces of nature.  Scientists from the CMS institutions of Switzerland:  ETH Zurich, Paul Scherrer Institute and the University of Zurich continue to play leading roles in the construction, operation, and upgrade of the CMS detector, as well as exploiting the data to provide measurements of physics processes such as those of the Higgs boson, and to search for potential new physics such as dark matter, supersymmetry, extra dimensions.  This grant is a well-balanced portfolio of subprojects dedicated to the continued exploitation of the CMS experiment.  CMS will be upgraded, in a first (Phase-I) step at the end of 2016 and in a second step around 2024 (Phase-II).    Subproject A is dedicated to the completion of a precise inner tracking detector as part of Phase-I.  Subproject B deals with the demands on high performance (TIER3) computing infrastructure needed to perform cutting-edge data analysis and cope with the ever-increasingly large datasets. Subproject C is dedicated to the maintenance and continuous improvement of the electromagnetic calorimter detector control system which is indispensable for high efficiency data taking. Subprojects D and E present basic research and development studies aimed at the technologies needed for the Phase-II detector upgrade of the tracking and calorimeter system, respectively.
 
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 29.02.2016

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Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
186238 FLARE 2019-2021: Operation, Computing and Upgrades of the CMS Experiment 01.04.2019 FLARE
154216 FLARE 2014-16: Operation, Computing and Upgrades of the CMS Experiment 01.04.2014 FLARE
173602 FLARE 2017-2019: Operation, Computing and Upgrades of the CMS Experiment 01.04.2017 FLARE
169560 High energy physics research with CMS 2016-2018 01.10.2016 Project funding
173598 FLARE: Maintenance & Operation for the LHC Experiments 2017-2020 01.04.2017 FLARE
160434 FLARE - GRID Infrastructure for LHC Experiments 01.04.2015 FLARE
160433 FLARE: Maintenance & Operation for the LHC Experiments 2015 01.04.2015 FLARE
162665 Physics at 13 TeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC 01.10.2015 Project funding
153664 Measurements of Higgs boson properties and Searches for Supersymmetry with CMS 01.04.2014 Project funding
156687 Research in High Energy Physics with the CMS Detector 01.10.2014 Project funding

Abstract

The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at CERN is one of two general-purpose experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It is designed to measure the energy of photons, electrons, taus, and jets, the momentum of electrons and muons and other charged particles with high precision, and to provide precision vertexing capable of identifying heavy objects decaying with a displaced vertex. These measurements result in the reconstruction of final states in the Standard Model and beyond, with excellent mass resolution for reconstruction of particles within new physics scenarios. The CMS experiment allows particle physicists from all over the world to address important physics questions like the origin of mass of fundamental particles and the existence of new forces and particles, such as those predicted by supersymmetric theories or extra dimensions. The contributions of Swiss institutions and funding agencies to the construction of the CMS detector have been highly significant, most notably in the electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL) and the pixel vertex detector sub-components. These investments span more than 17 years of intense detector R&D and hardware development as well as engineering and construction. During this period, Swiss scientists have become world leaders in the respective detector technologies. Since 2010, the LHC has provided high quality, high statistics data sets using proton-proton collisions at the highest center of mass energies of 7,8, and 13 TeV ever reached by a man-made particle accelerator, creating opportunities for important discoveries at the high energy frontier. Commensurate with the large investments made by the funding agencies and CMS institutions of Switzerland, Swiss scientists from ETH Zurich, Paul Scherrer Institute and the University of Zurich, led by the six principal investigators signing this proposal, are playing highly visible roles in the physics exploitation of these datasets acquired with CMS, most notably in the recent discovery of a Higgs particle, but also in searches for physics beyond the Standard Model, such as Supersymmetry, dark matter, extra dimensions, composite Higgs models, and precision Standard Model measurements. The funding for academic personnel afforded by the respective SNF base grants of the PIs has proven to be crucial for these successes. For the continued exploitation of the CMS experiment, infrastructure investments and technical support for high performance computing as well as engineering support for highly efficient detector operations are indispensible. Furthermore, the physics potential of the LHC will allow for a rich particle physics program for at least the next 20 years to come: an increase in energy in early 2015 will access higher mass particle states, and higher luminosities starting in 2022 will allow for various precision tests and extend the reach for new physics further. The LHC Experiments Committee (LHCC), Resources Review Board (RRB), and Upgrade Cost Group (UCG) have endorsed the preparation of phase-2 CMS Technical Design Reports (TDRs) and High Luminosity operations of the LHC (HL-LHC), with a plan to collect data until 2035. In order to ensure the best physics exploitation of the ever-improving LHC capabilities in a correspondingly harsh radiation environment, the LHC detectors need to be upgraded, in a first (Phase-I) step at the end of 2016 and in a second step around 2024 (Phase-II). The proponents of this FLARE proposal have joined forces in order to ensure their commitments to the CMS experiment in operations and computing, and to engage in design and construction as well as R&D studies towards upgrades of CMS sub-detectors.This proposal presents a well-balanced portfolio of subprojects dedicated to these aforementioned tasks. In particular, subproject A is dedicated to the construction of a Phase-I upgrade of the barrel pixel detector to be commissioned at the end of 2016. Swiss scientists play a leading role in an international consortium of CMS collaborators dedicated to this Phase-I pixel detector upgrade. Subproject B deals with the demands on high performance (TIER3) computing infrastructure needed to perform cutting-edge data analysis and the necessity for moderate upgrades to cope with the ever-increasingly large datasets. Subproject C is dedicated to the maintenance and continuous improvement of the ECAL detector control system which is indispensable for high efficiency data taking. Subprojects D and E present basic research and development studies aimed at the technologies needed for the CMS Phase-II detector upgrade for the tracking and calorimeter system, respectively. Such activities are very timely since the development of such new technologies need a persistent research effort over many years. The proposal furthermore presents a detailed business plan of these activities for the period 2016-2017, including estimates for required resources and detailed project milestones.
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