March 30, 2009
For Immediate Release
U.S. CMS Detector project wins Department of Energy award
Batavia, Ill.—The U.S. Department of Energy has named the U.S. Compact Muon Solenoid detector project as a recipient of the DOE Secretary’s Award for Achievement. DOE presents the awards to management teams that demonstrate significant results in completing projects within cost and schedule. Fermilab physicist Dan Green will accept the award on behalf of the U.S. CMS collaboration on March 31, at the 2009 Annual DOE Project Management Workshop in Alexandria, Virginia.
The U.S. CMS collaboration will share the award for the detector project with the U.S. ATLAS collaboration. The projects provide a unique opportunity for U.S. scientists to participate in the largest collaborative effort ever attempted in the physical sciences. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory serves as the host laboratory for the U.S. CMS project. Brookhaven National Laboratory hosts the U.S. ATLAS project. Scientists from U.S. universities and national laboratories contributed key components and expertise to the state-of-the-art detectors built for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics, in Geneva, Switzerland.
“This award is a tribute to the entire U.S. CMS collaboration,” said Green, who currently serves as the CMS Collaboration board chair. “It recognizes the team efforts of more than 700 scientists who built one-third of the detector on time and on budget.
CMS has approximately 2,300 international collaborators. Supported by the DOE Office of Science and the National Science Foundation, the U.S. CMS collaboration consists of roughly 420 Ph.D. physicists, over 100 graduate students and nearly 200 engineers, technicians, and computer scientists from 48 U.S. universities and Fermilab. The U.S. is the largest single national group in the experiment.
“I congratulate Fermilab and Dan Green on effectively managing the U.S. CMS detector project,” said Pepin Carolan, who served as DOE Federal Project Director for U.S. CMS and U.S. ATLAS. “Both U.S. ATLAS and U.S. CMS play a critical role in training future generations of scientists to maintain U.S. leadership in science, technology and innovation.”
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The United States contributions to the CMS experiment and the Large Hadron Collider are funded by the Department of Energy's Office of Science and the National Science Foundation.
CERN is the European Organization for Nuclear Research, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. At present, its Member States are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. India, Israel, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, Turkey, the European Commission and UNESCO have Observer status.
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is the host laboratory for the US CMS Collaboration. Fermilab is a Department of Energy National Laboratory operated under a contract with DOE by the Fermi Research Alliance for the DOE Office of Science.
U.S. CMS member institutions (48 institutions, from 23 states and Puerto Rico)
California California Institute of Technology, Pasadena Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore University of California, Davis University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Riverside University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara
Colorado University of Colorado, Boulder
Connecticut Fairfield University, Fairfield
Florida Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne Florida International University, Miami Florida State University, Tallahassee University of Florida, Gainesville
Illinois Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia Northwestern University, Evanston University of Illinois at Chicago
Indiana Purdue University, West Lafayette Purdue University Calumet, Hammond University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame
Iowa University of Iowa, Iowa City
Kansas Kansas State University, Manhattan University of Kansas, Lawrence
Maryland Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore University of Maryland, College Park
Massachusetts Boston University, Boston Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge Northeastern University, Boston
Michigan Wayne State University, Detroit
Minnesota University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Mississippi University of Mississippi, Oxford
Nebraska University of Nebraska, Lincoln
New Jersey Princeton University, Princeton Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway
New York Cornell University, Ithaca Rockefeller University, New York State University of New York at Buffalo University of Rochester, Rochester
Ohio Ohio State University, Columbus
Pennsylvania Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Puerto Rico University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Rhode Island Brown University, Providence
Tennessee University of Tennessee, Knoxville Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Texas Rice University, Houston Texas A&M University, College Station Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Virginia University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin-Madison
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