Irish scientists at CERN’s cutting edge

By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent  In a corner of the CMS detector experiment control room at CERN, there sits a collection of empty champagne bottles. Each one tells its own story of celebration. Individual measures of success achieved over a five year period in the cavern housing the gigantic CMS detector 100 metres below. A similar collection also sits in a corner of the LHCb detector control room, and presumably in the control rooms of Atlas and Alice, the other …