EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 245, 202024th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2019)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||8 - Collaboration, Education, Training and Outreach|
|Published online||16 November 2020|
Using CMS Open Data for education, outreach and software development
2 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
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Published online: 16 November 2020
The CMS collaboration at the CERN LHC has made more than one petabyte of open data available to the public, including large parts of the data which formed the basis for the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012. Apart from their scientific value, these data can be used not only for education and outreach, but also for software development. However, in their original format, the data cannot be accessed easily without experiment-specific knowledge and skills. Work is presented that allows to set up open analyses that are performed close to the published ones, but which meet minimum requirements for experiment-specific knowledge and software. The suitability of this approach for education and outreach is demonstrated with analyses that have been made fully accessible to the public via the CERN Open Data portal. Further, the value of these data for software development and as basis for benchmarks of analysis software under realistic conditions of a high-energy physics experiment is discussed.
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