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LHEP is a funding member of the ATLAS experiment at CERN in Geneva. The experiment uses a general-purpose particle physics detector in order to exploit the full discovery potential of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Figure 1: A proton-proton collision.

LHC is delivering the highest center-of-mass energies (up to 14 TeV) for proton-proton collisions ever reached in a laboratory.

Further information about ATLAS, LHC and up-to-date reports on the data taking can be found under the links to the left.

The scientific programme of the experiment embraces many of the fundamental and open questions in particle physics, e.g :

  • Search for Higgs
    (Discovered 4.7.2012, Nobel Prize 8.10.2013 !)
  • Search for Super Symmetry
  • Search for Dark Matter
  • Search for Extra Dimensions
  • Search for Black Holes
  • Search for Quark-Gluon Plasma

Figure 2: A simulation of a Black Hole event in the ATLAS detector.

Apart from continuously working on the general performance and operation of the experiment, LHEP is engaged in several of these searches.

We always welcome students to work with us on ATLAS. Paid positions are announced here. Please feel free to contact LHEP ATLAS people (link to the left).

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