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Texas A&M at Qatar research collaborator wins annual best achievement award from CERN

Published Jan 02, 2018

Dr. Luca Pernie has been awarded the annual best achievement prize by CERN for his contributions to the Muon Detection System alignment of the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment. Pernie is currently working in the High Energy Physics group in the Physics department at Texas A&M and also contributes to the joint Texas A&M and Texas A&M at Qatar group at the CMS detector. The Qatar group is led by research professor Dr. Othmane Bouhali. Precise alignment of these giant detectors is a crucial step toward accurate identification and measurement of muon particles produced in the Large Hadron Collisions, an effort that Texas A&M and Texas A&M at Qatar are leading internationally. Pernie is partially funded by QNRF through an NPRP project.