Sep 10 – 14, 2018
Europe/Berlin timezone
CMSDAS helps CMS physicists to learn different sophisticated concepts of CMS analyses and enables them to take the lead in precision measurements and towards the discovery of new physics we so eagerly await! Prior to the school students take a series of pre-school exercises that prepare them to plunge into data analysis. CMSDAS is hands-on, 90% of the time students work with data, in many cases performing analyses that go beyond the state of the art at CMS. Students have a finite chance of making a physics discovery during the school. To register please click on the "Registration Form" on the left side menu.

1) The fee for participants is 200 Euro. This covers the school and all its coffee breaks as well as the dinner on Wednesday evening. The school is kindly supported by DESY. Facilitators are free of charge, but should register.
2) Payment is possible electronically after completing this registration (bank transfer, credit card payment - the relevant information will be displayed after after the registration step).
3) An account for the DESY computing facilities will be sent to you (if you do not yet have one) after completing the registration.
For more information on DESY see DESY's main web page.

CMSDAS is designed to help CMS physicists from across the collaboration to learn, or to learn more, about CMS analysis and thereby to participate in significant ways in any physics analysis including future discoveries. It enables physicists beginning analysis to easily join an ongoing analysis in a productive way. Since 2012, our first global year, schools have been held at FNAL, Pisa, Taipei, DESY, Kolkata, Bari and Daegu and over 900 CMS students have now participated in the program. The format for each CMSDAS is very similar and some of the same facilitators attend each school.

A few key components of the CMSDAS School are required “homework”, assigned to registrants prior to attending the school and during the workshop sessions, emphasizing "hands on" work with CMS data. Each school starts with a morning devoted to informational plenary talks followed by the execution of a series of short and long exercises, the essential features of the school.

Prior to the school, attendees are required to complete a list of pre-exercises in order to be able to tackle more realistic problems at the tutorial sessions. They include for example, introducing CMSSW, DAS, fitting, etc. which ensures a fast start at the event.

Note: All attendees need to have accounts both at CERN and DESY, and part of the pre-exercises are designed to make sure this is the case. Due to the intensive hands-on nature of the school, an attendee without this requirement would be in serious disadvantage. Once a user has CERN accounts, getting accounts at DESY can take up to a few days, this is why we highly recommend all this gets requested and is complete prior to arriving to the school.

The short exercises (several hours duration) cover all of the objects from jets to muons and many techniques from event generators to setting upper limits. They occur during the first half of the school followed by the long exercises during the second half. Long exercises are devoted to perform detailed physics measurements using CMS data in a 2.5-day intensive period by focused teams of about 6-8 students. Both, the short and long exercises are designed and facilitated by teams of 2-3 CMS experts called facilitators. Some long exercises go beyond the current state of the art of the corresponding CMS analysis. Thus providing opportunities to get plugged in to a CMS measurement through a long exercise at the school and become a part of the CMS measurement team on the paper.


The CMS School's Committee:

Lothar Bauerdick (Fermilab)
Jack Chen (NTU)
Nicola De Filippis (Bari, co-Chair)
Elisabetta Gallo (DESY)
Cecilia Gerber (UIC)
Sudhir Malik (UPRM, co-Chair)
Martijn Mulders (CERN)
Fabrizio Palla (Pisa)
Gigi Rolandi (Pisa)
Phat Srimanobhas (Chulalongkorn)