Simon Weingarten has been awarded for its excellent master's thesis with a special Springer BestMasters publication. From Springer website: Simon Weingarten describes the development of particle detectors for an upgrade project of the trigger system in the CMS experiment. Based on fast plastic scintillators and silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) the author develops a new muon detector, which combines a high detection efficiency with a high signal purity. The influence of different module parameters, such as the optical coupling between the scintillator and SiPM or the use of reflective scintillator wrapping is studied systematically. Simon Weingarten studied physics and is currently a PhD student at III. Physical Institute of the RWTH Aachen University in the field of detector development in the CMS Working Group.