Title: The CMS Experiment: Early Collisions and Plans for First Data


The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Experiment is a general purpose particle detector experiment located at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. In 2009, first collisions were successfully delivered to the LHC experiments. Results from CMS with LHC collisions at 900 GeV and 2.36 TeV are described, focusing on detector performance and commissioning of physics objects. I outline the plans for CMS analysis of early data at 7 TeV, and discuss, in particular, the study of photon-related channels with CMS.