ATLAS Cheat Sheets

Discover the ATLAS Cheat Sheets

Explore educational physics "cheat sheets" developed by researchers at the ATLAS Collaboration, ideal to help with all those physics terms you want to know more about. With these sheets, you'll explore concepts from the Standard Model to conservation laws.

Conservation Laws

Conservation Laws

These laws govern the reactions we observe in particle physics! Their violation would be a sign of new physics.

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Cross Section and Luminosity

Cross Section and Luminosity

This sheet defines cross section and luminosity, presents examples of LHC cross sections, and introduces the method used to determine number of events.

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Feynman Diagrams

Feynman Diagrams

A powerful tool to visually represent particle interactions, as well as to conduct elaborate calculations! Learn the basics on how to read Feynman diagrams.

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Signal and Background

Signal and Background

This sheet defines signal and background and presents some common strategies for increasing the signal-to-background ratio.

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Standard Model

The Standard Model

All fundamental particles classified based on their properties! Deviations to the Standard Model can point the way to new physics.

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Credits and Terms of Use

ATLAS Experiment cheat sheets are free to download for personal and educational use. Content Copyright: ATLAS Experiment © 2021 CERN

  • Text and project development: Elise Le Boulicaut and Valerie Buxbaum on behalf of the ATLAS Collaboration
  • Translations: Elise Le Boulicaut (French), Daniel Trujillo (French, Spanish), Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez (Spanish)
  • Background image: Ana María Rodríguez Vera on behalf of the ATLAS Collaboration