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Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment

Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment

Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment

Foto of the CMS group members

Group Leader

Isabell Melzer-Pellmann

(group leader)

Phone: 040 8998 2489

Günter Eckerlin (deputy)

Phone: 040 8998 2582


CMS Secretariat

Birgit Breetzke

Anna Gerhardt

Phone: 040 8998 3680

Monday & Friday:
partly home-office

Tuesday - Thursday:
in-person support

Opening hours: 9 - 16:00 hrs


Further contacts

Detector Upgrade: Doris Eckstein, Andreas Mussgiller
Higgs Physics: Elisabetta Gallo, Rainer Mankel, Alexei Raspereza
QCD and Heavy Quarks:
Achim Geiser, Katerina Lipka
SUSY and Dark Matter: Kerstin Borras, Isabell Melzer-Pellmann
Exotics and Dark Matter: Christian Schwanenberger, Alexander Grohsjean
Top Physics: Maria Aldaya Martin, Andreas Meyer


Welcome to the CMS group at DESY!

We work at the CMS experiment running at the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The CMS Detector is one of the most complex and precise scientific instruments ever constructed. It was built and is run by an international collaboration of over 200 institutes from more than 40 countries. In Germany, we have four CMS groups in different institutes: RWTH Aachen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Hamburg University and DESY. The DESY CMS group with about 90 members is the largest German institute.

Here at DESY, we engage in activities ranging from physics analysis and contributions to data taking (monitoring and alignment) to detector hardware projects. Physics topics are addressed in the areas Top Quarks, Higgs, SUSY and Dark Matter Searches, QCD, as well as studies for parton density distributions in the proton. We also work on data quality monitoring, tracker alignment, high level trigger, the CASTOR calorimeter, the beam condition monitoring as well as research and development for the tracker upgrade. DESY is also a Tier-2-site and thus directly involved in the LHC-computing for the data processing chain.

The DESY CMS group offers diverse opportunities for Diploma, Masters and PhD theses both in physics analysis and in more technical areas. If you are interested please have a look at our open projects and/or contact our group leaders (see info box on the right).

CMS publications

Have a look at our list of CMS publications with major contributions from DESY/CMS

92nd Meeting of the DESY Physics Review Committee

Here you find a presentation of our latest activities and achievements held at the last PRC Meeting at DESY/Hamburg on 3 November 2021:
Speaker: Soham Bhattacharya on behalf of the DESY CMS group
Title: CMS Highlights at DESY

CMS Outing 2021

This year we spent a nice day together in the closeby Volkspark, playing minigolf, having lunch in the Paulaner Biergarten and playing outdoor games likes volleyball, badminton and viking chess (more photos on our internal pages).