Laboratory for High Energy Physics
The ATLAS apparatus is based on a superconducting magnet system with a central solenoid around the inner detector, and large air-core toroidal magnets for the muon spectrometers. Between the two there are placed the liquid Argon (LAr) and the scintillator tile calorimeters. Forward and backward regions of the ATLAS detector are equipped with inner detector wheels, LAr end-caps calorimetry and muon spectrometer walls.
In some years from now the Large Hadron Collider may run at even higher intensities and higher energies. This requires a redesign of substantial parts of the detector. Please contact LHEP ATLAS staff to learn about possible research and hardware work in this field (link to the left).