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    The CMS Silicon Strip Tracker

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    With over 200 square meters of sensitive Silicon and almost 10 million readout channels, the Silicon Strip Tracker of the CMS experiment at the LHC will be the largest Silicon strip detector ever built. The design, construction and expected performance of the CMS Tracker is reviewed in the following.Comment: 8 pages, 8 figures, talk given at XIX EPS NPDC Conference on "New Trends in Nuclear Physics Applications and Technology", September 5-9, 2005 Pavia, Ital

    Vertex reconstruction framework and its implementation for CMS

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    The class framework developed for vertex reconstruction in CMS is described. We emphasize how we proceed to develop a flexible, efficient and reliable piece of reconstruction software. We describe the decomposition of the algorithms into logical parts, the mathematical toolkit, and the way vertex reconstruction integrates into the CMS reconstruction project ORCA. We discuss the tools that we have developed for algorithm evaluation and optimization and for code release.Comment: Talk from the 2003 Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP03), La Jolla, Ca, USA, March 2003, 4 pages, LaTeX, no figures. PSN TULT01

    New vertex reconstruction algorithms for CMS

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    The reconstruction of interaction vertices can be decomposed into a pattern recognition problem (``vertex finding'') and a statistical problem (``vertex fitting''). We briefly review classical methods. We introduce novel approaches and motivate them in the framework of high-luminosity experiments like at the LHC. We then show comparisons with the classical methods in relevant physics channelsComment: Talk from the 2003 Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP03), La Jolla, Ca, USA, March 2003, 5 pages, LaTeX, 3 eps figures. PSN TULT01

    Supersymmetric Yang-Mills-Chern-Simons theory

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    We prove that three-dimensional N=1 supersymmetric Yang-Mills-Chern-Simons theory is finite to all loops. This leaves open the possibility that different regularization methods give different finite effective actions. We show that for this model dimensional regularization and regularization by dimensional reduction yield the same effective action.Comment: 6 pages, 1 figure, latex, espcrc2. Contribution to the Proceedings of the 30th Ahrenshoop Symposium on the Theory of Elementary Particles, edited by D. Lust, H.-J. Otto and G. Weigt, to appear in Nuclear Physics B, Proceedings Supplemen

    An off-shell I.R. regularization strategy in the analysis of collinear divergences

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    We present a method for the analysis of singularities of Feynman amplitudes based on the Speer sector decomposition of the Schwinger parametric integrals combined with the Mellin-Barnes transform. The sector decomposition method is described in some details. We suggest the idea of applying the method to the analysis of collinear singularities in inclusive QCD cross sections in the mass-less limit regularizing the forward amplitudes by an off-shell choice of the initial particle momenta. It is shown how the suggested strategy works in the well known case of the one loop corrections to Deep Inelastic Scattering.Comment: 25 pages, 3 figure


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    Sumo and conventional deadlifts and high and low skilled lifters were compared during the 1999 Special Olympics World Games. Two video cameras collected 60 Hz data from 40 subjects, and parameters were quantified at barbell liftoff (LO) and barbell knee passing (KP). The sumo group had a more vertical trunk and horizontal thigh at LO, a less vertical shank at KP, and greater forefoot abduction. The sumo group generated ankle dorsiflexor, knee extensor, and hip extensor moments, while the conventional group produced ankle plantar flexor, knee flexor & extensor, and hip extensor moments. High skilled lifters had a 40% greater barbell load, greater knee flexion at LO and greater knee extension at KP, 15% less vertical bar distance, smaller plantar flexor and hip extensor moment arms at LO and KP, and greater knee extensor moment arms at LO

    Position Dependence of Charge Collection in Prototype Sensors for the CMS Pixel Detector

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    This paper reports on the sensor R&D activity for the CMS pixel detector. Devices featuring several design and technology options have been irradiated up to a proton fluencec of 1E15 n_eq/cm**2 at the CERN PS. Afterward they were bump bonded to unirradiated readout chips and tested using high energy pions in the H2 beam line of the CERN SPS. The readout chip allows a non zero suppressed full analogue readout and therefore a good characterization of the sensors in terms of noise and charge collection properties. The position dependence of signal is presented and the differences between the two sensor options are discussed.Comment: Contribution to the IEEE-NSS Oct. 2003, Portland, OR, USA, submitted to IEEE-TNS 7 pages, 8 figures, 1 table. Revised, title change
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