Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory


Fermilab has a large group of scientists, postdocs, visiting students, engineers and technicians participating in the CMS Collaboration. Fermilab also functions as the host laboratory for the U.S. CMS efforts, and provides the LHC Physics Center LPC, the Remote Operations Center ROC, and the largest CMS computing center outside of CERN.


Fermilab is involved in most aspects of CMS. We have constructed various parts of the detector and are now testing, commissioning, and integrating detector components like the forward pixel detector, the silicon strip tracker, the hadron calorimeter, and the muon chambers into the full experiment. We also focus on data quality monitoring. Our work is concerned with  preparing for running the detector and taking data with the goal that physicists should be able to take part in CMS shifts at the Fermilab ROC.


We are also involved in CMS computing, including core software, event simulations and data reconstruction. We provide a Tier-1 computing center that will host a significant part of the CMS data. Our large data analysis computing facility will serve physicists working at the LPC, at U.S. universities, and elsewhere around the world. These facilities are part of a worldwide computing Grid, and we are providing software, services, and networks. We will manage CMS data and analysis jobs securely and with high throughput on the Grid.


The LHC Physics Center at Fermilab was created so the U.S. CMS community could provide the most effective service possible to the CMS experiment. Its goal is to ensure that many collaborators who prefer, or need, to remain mostly in the U.S. can contribute optimally to the many tasks required for the CMS experiment to produce physics, and be full members of the CMS team.  The LPC has formed working groups to facilitate participation in CMS physics analysis focusing on particular event topologies, such as final states involving two leptons, or jets and missing energy.