Party at the Pit

CMS celebrated the successful tests of its solenoid magnet and the end of the first phase of heavy lowering on Thursday March 22. Over 200 people from funding agencies, CMS and CERN attended the festivities, which included speeches by CMS spokesperson Jim Virdee and CERN DG Robert Aymar. The event was also attended by local dignitaries such as the Mayor of Cessy and the Sous-Prefet of Ain. CMS's second phase of heavy lowering will begin in mid-June.