ATLAS News

New results from ATLAS at Quark Matter 2014

30th May 2014 – ATLAS has prepared a variety of new results for the Quark Matter 2014 conference using lead-lead (Pb+Pb) and proton-lead (p+Pb) data collected during Run1. 

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ATLAS Book Wins the IPPY Awards

29th May 2014 – "Hunting the Higgs", published by Papadakis Publishers in collaboration with the ATLAS Experiment won the Bronze prize in the Science category of the Independent Publisher Book Awards. 

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ATLAS Cavern Banjo Video Wins Third Place

27th May 2014
Joe Izen playing the banjo during the early hours of the morning in the ATLAS Control Room during the Large Hadron Collider's first run. (Image: Steven Goldfarb/CERN)


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"A hard day, with so much beauty"

13th May 2014 – ATLAS physicists travelled with Physics Without Frontiers 2014, a project run by International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), to three Palestinian universities this April to share the joy of scientific research with 140 students. 

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ATLAS Connects with Science Fest Visitors

29th April 2014 – On 5 and 6 April, Michigan State University's ATLAS physicists who are based at CERN connected virtually via video-conference to visitors attending the annual Science Festival in East Lansing, USA, to talk about particle physics and what it is like to be a physicist.

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ATLAS to present new results at Moriond

14th March 2014 – ATLAS collaborators and other scientists will be presenting new findings at the two weeks of the Rencontres de Moriond conferences, which starts on 15 March, at La Thuile in Italy.

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Five Outstanding Students Win ATLAS Thesis Awards

25th February 2014The ATLAS Thesis Awards recognize some of our postdoctoral colleagues who have made exceptional contributions to the experiment, across all areas, in the context of a PhD thesis. 

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ATLAS PhD Grant Scholars Announced

13th February 2014 – The first recipients of the ATLAS PhD Grant were presented with a certificate on 11 February at CERN by the programme’s selection committee. The three scholars, Lailin Xu of China, Josefina Alconada of Argentina, and Gagik Vardanyan of Armenia, were delighted at being able to continue their PhD programmes at CERN.

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Dealing With Data

16th January 2014 – In the first run of the Large Hadron Collider, almost a billion proton-proton collisions took place every second in the centre of the ATLAS detector. That amounts to enough data to fill 100,000 CDs each second. If you stacked the CDs on top of each other, in a year it would reach the moon four times. Only a small fraction of the observed proton–proton collisions have interesting characteristics that might lead to discoveries. How does ATLAS deal with this mountain of data? 

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Higgs into fermions

26th November 2013 – The ATLAS experiment released preliminary results on 26 Nov 2013 that show evidence, with a significance of 4.1 standard deviations that the Higgs boson decays to two taus, which are fermions. This is exciting news. But what makes this measurement important?

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