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    The CMS Muon System Alignment

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    The alignment of the muon system of CMS is performed using different techniques: photogrammetry measurements, optical alignment and alignment with tracks. For track-based alignment, several methods are employed, ranging from a hit and impact point (HIP) algorithm and a procedure exploiting chamber overlaps to a global fit method based on the Millepede approach. For start-up alignment as long as available integrated luminosity is still significantly limiting the size of the muon sample from collisions, cosmic muon and beam halo signatures play a very strong role. During the last commissioning runs in 2008 the first aligned geometries have been produced and validated with data. The CMS offline computing infrastructure has been used in order to perform improved reconstructions. We present the computational aspects related to the calculation of alignment constants at the CERN Analysis Facility (CAF), the production and population of databases and the validation and performance in the official reconstruction. Also the integration of track-based and other sources of alignment is discussed

    La participaciĂłn laboral de las mujeres: un reto para el bienestar social.

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    Este trabajo ha sido posible gracias a la cobertura de los proyectos de investigación “Riesgos y oportunidades a lo largo del curso de la vida en las sociedades postindustriales” (CICYT. Sec2003-06799), dirigido por Esping-Andersen (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) y “Nuevos Riesgos Sociales y Trayectorias de las Políticas del Bienestar” (NURSOPOB) (MEC, Plan Nacional de I+D+I), dirigidos por Luis Moreno (Unidad de Políticas Comparadas, CSIC). Agradezco a ambos el apoyo que me han prestado para poderle llevar a cabo, y de forma muy particular, a Ana Arriba y Luis Moreno, por sus comentarios y colaboración en versiones anteriores del mismo

    Search for New Physics with Jets and Missing Transverse Momentum in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV

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    A search for new physics is presented based on an event signature of at least three jets accompanied by large missing transverse momentum, using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 inverse picobarns collected in proton--proton collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC. No excess of events is observed above the expected standard model backgrounds, which are all estimated from the data. Exclusion limits are presented for the constrained minimal supersymmetric extension of the standard model. Cross section limits are also presented using simplified models with new particles decaying to an undetected particle and one or two jets

    Search for the standard model Higgs boson in the H to ZZ to 2l 2nu channel in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV