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The George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy

US CMS Endcap Muon Collaboration Meeting

The meeting has gathered about 30 senior investigators, researchers, engineers and graduate students from nine US institutions, members of the Endcap Muon (EMU) System of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The EMU system is one of the flagship US contributions of the success of the LHC program that has culminated with the discovery of the long sought Higgs boson, or the God Particle, in 2012. The discovery led to the 2013 Nobel Prize being awarded to theorists who originally hypothesized the existence of the Higgs boson.

This collaboration meeting has been the first such meeting organized outside of CERN after about a 5 year interruption and has been dedicated to the setup of a global US effort to take a leadership role in the next generation upgrade of the CMS muon system. Such upgrades are being planned to enable CMS operations during the high and ultra-high luminosity running regimes of the LHC complex, which will dramatically increase LHC reach for new phenomena into the high energy domain, and which are planned for the next two decades.

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