FP420 is an R&D collaboration for developing very forward proton detectors at the LHC, for the CMS experiment in particular. It involves not only building state-of-the-art detectors but also studies of novel and unique ways of detecting new physics, in particular by tagging high-energy photon interactions.
Official website: [link]



High energy photon induced interactions at the LHC

High-energy photon-photon and photon-proton interactions at the LHC offer interesting possibilities for the study of the electroweak sector up to TeV scale and the search for processes beyond the Standard Model. After in-depth exploratory studies, we performed using the CMS data first measurement of two-photon muon pair production as well as first ever observation of W boson pairs produced by photon fusion. Now our group is leading unique investigations of quartic couplings between photons and W and Z bosons.

External collaborators: CMS FSQ analysis group and the group of A. Szczurek (Krakow).



Exclusive production at the LHC
Nicolas Schul for the CMS Collaboration
[Full text] Proceedings of DIS2010: XVIII International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects
Contribution to proceedings. 1st July.


Two-photon exclusive production of supersymmetric pairs at the LHC
Krzysztof Piotrzkowski, Nicolas Schul
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Supersymmetry and the Unification of Fundamental Interactions (SUSY09), Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA, 5-10 June 2009
Contribution to proceedings. 1st October.
Two-photon exclusive production of supersymmetric pairs at the LHC
Nicolas Schul
[Full text] Proceedings of the Conference: International Conference on the Structure and the Interactions of the Photon (Photon09), 11-15 May 2009, DESY, Hamburg
Contribution to proceedings. 6th August.
FROG: The Fast & Realistic OpenGL Event Displayer
Loic Quertenmont & Vincent Roberfroid
[Full text] FROG CMS Note (Public)
20 pages, 35 figures

Public experimental note. 27th April.
FROG: The Fast & Realistic OpenGL Event Displayer
Loic Quertenmont
[Full text] Proceedings of the Conference: XII Advanced Computing and Analysis Techniques in Physics Researsh, November 3-7, 2008, Erice, Italy
Contribution to proceedings. 27th January.
FROG: The Fast & Realistic OpenGL Event Displayer
Loic Quertenmont, Vincent Roberfroid
[Full text] 26 pages, 15 figures, Submitted, Software manual,
Associated web site : http://projects.hepforge.org/frog/

18th January.


FP420: An R&D proposal to investigate the feasibility of installing proton tagging detectors in the 420-m region at LHC
M.G. Albrow et al.
Published in CERN-LHCC-2005-025
Public experimental note. 2nd June.

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