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Study of the Inclusive Beauty Production at CMS and Construction and Commissioning of the CMS Pixel Barrel Detector


  • Selected by the CERN CMS-Collaboration Award Committee as the best thesis of 2010

  • Describes both pioneering data analysis and equally pioneering experimental contributions to particle detection

  • Valuable as an overview of the CMS experiment at CERN


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Lea Caminada
    Pages 1-5
  3. Lea Caminada
    Pages 7-22
  4. Study of the Inclusive b Quark Production at CMS

  5. Construction and Commissioning of the CMS Pixel Barrel Detector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Lea Caminada
      Pages 101-111
    3. Lea Caminada
      Pages 137-138
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 139-155

About this book


This thesis describes one of the first measurements made at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and highest-energy particle collider. The method of analysis described in the first part is applied to the first CMS collision data collected after the LHC startup in 2010 and leads to the first experimental result for the inclusive b cross section using semileptonic decays at a center of mass energy of 7 TeV. The second part of the thesis describes the building and testing of the barrel pixel detector; the author herself played an important role in its construction, commissioning and first exploitation.

The CMS collaboration Thesis Award Committee selected this work as the best thesis of the year 2010




CMS experiment Inclusive Beauty Production Semiconductor Pixel Detectors Verifying the Standard Model

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley National LabBerkeleyUSA

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