The CMS project, an array of large particle detectors, is now in the final stages of construction. The gigantic experiment, the size of a five-story building, encompasses several million electronic readout channels that record data on proton-on-proton collisions that happen every 25 nano-seconds (one billionth of a second). The experiment sits in a tunnel beneath the earth, where CERN's Large Hadron Collider, a proton accelerator, is reaching completion.
The CMS and the LHC are due to start operation in mid-2007. At that time, Baarmand will join other scientists in collecting data from proton-proton collisions.
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