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Meet the winners of the 2023 ATLAS Thesis Awards

The ATLAS Collaboration celebrated the achievements of its exceptional PhD students at the recent Thesis Awards ceremony. Established in 2010, the ATLAS Thesis Awards recognize the remarkable contributions made by students to the ATLAS Collaboration through their doctoral theses.

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Exploring the Weak Force with ATLAS

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the observation of neutral currents and the 40th anniversary of the W/Z boson discovery, we take a look back on the 13 years of ATLAS research into the weak force.

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ATLAS Live talk: Chasing the unknown (with the very well known!) by Dr Ludovica Aperio Bella

On 16 November 2023 at 6pm CET, Dr. Ludovica Aperio Bella will give a live public talk on the ATLAS Youtube Channel about precision measurements at the LHC.

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ATLAS measures strength of the strong force with record precision

The result showcases the power of the LHC to push the precision frontier and improve our understanding of nature.

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ATLAS Live talk: How does ATLAS study heavy-ion collisions?

On 14 September at 6pm CEST, Dr. Martin Rybar and Dr. Peter Steinberg will give a live public talk on the ATLAS Youtube Channel on how the ATLAS experiment records heavy-ion collisions.

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A summer for science

For many students, a summer internship is a rite of passage — and a gateway to future jobs. Looking for a valuable glimpse into what a future in physics might hold, dozens of university students from around the world headed to CERN to participate in the Summer Student Programme and engage with cutting-edge scientific research at the ATLAS Experiment. With the support of their supervisors, these students have been deepening their knowledge of particle physics, engineering and computing through challenging projects. These are the stories of 12 of these students.

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Summary of new ATLAS results from Quark Matter 2023

The ATLAS Collaboration has prepared a variety of new results for the Quark Matter conference, focusing on the study of collisions involving lead ions, xenon, and lead ions with protons.

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Summary of new ATLAS results from BOOST 2023

The 15th International Workshop on Boosted Object Phenomenology, Reconstruction, Measurements, and Searches at Colliders (BOOST 2023) kicks off today in Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, California (USA). The conference brings together experts from the LHC experiments and the theory community to discuss new approaches for using “jets” of particles in studies of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and searches physics beyond the Standard Model.

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ATLAS sets record precision on Higgs boson’s mass

The new result is the most precise determination of the Higgs-boson mass yet, achieving a remarkable accuracy of 0.09% for this fundamental parameter.

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Summary of new ATLAS results from 2023 summer conferences

The summer conference season is here! While for some, summer means slowing down – for ATLAS researchers, it means the start of new conferences, with more new results to be presented! This season, experimental physics and theorists will be traveling to Melbourne, Australia, for the International Symposium on Lepton Photon Interactions at High Energies (Lepton Photon), and to Hamburg, Germany, for the European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics ( EPS-HEP).

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ATLAS highlights from LHCP 2023

Over 300 physicists travelled to Belgrade (Serbia) for LHCP’s long-awaited return to in-person gatherings. Scientists from the ATLAS Collaboration presented several new results at the LHCP conference. These newly released results cover a broad range of physics topics, including precision measurements of the W± and Z bosons, evidence of the Higgs-boson decay into a Z boson and a photon, and searches for a new scalar particle.

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LHC experiments see first evidence of a rare Higgs boson decay

ATLAS and CMS teamed up to find the first evidence of the rare process in which the Higgs boson decays into a Z boson, the electrically neutral carrier of the weak force, and a photon, the carrier of the electromagnetic force.

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Summary of new ATLAS results from LHCP 2023

The eleventh annual conference on Large Hadron Collider physics (LHCP 2023) kicks off today in Belgrade (Serbia) signaling the return of this week-long event to its face-to-face format. The programme of this edition covers the wide spectrum of Large Hadron Collider physics and technology, from several final studies of the LHC Run-2 dataset (2015-2018) to detailed assessments of the upgraded accelerators and detectors for Run 3.

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ATLAS Live: Behind the Scenes at the Control Room

On 5 May at 4pm CEST, ATLAS physicists Dr. Stefanie Morgenstern and Dr. Liaoshan Shi will give a live tour of the ATLAS Control Room on the ATLAS and CERN Youtube Channels.

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ATLAS highlights from the Moriond 2023 conference

ATLAS researchers presented several new results at the recent Rencontres de Moriond conference, spanning over a decade of LHC data.

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Improved ATLAS result weighs in on the W boson

The new ATLAS measurement concurs with, and is more precise than, all previous W mass measurements except one – the latest measurement from the CDF experiment at the Tevatron, a former accelerator at Fermilab.

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Summary of new ATLAS results from 2023 Winter Conferences

The winter conference season has begun! This month, all roads lead to La Thuile in the Italian Alps, where experimental physicists and theorists will take part in some of the most important particle physics meetings of the year. The La Thuile and Rencontres de Moriond conferences promise not to disappoint, with topical sessions ranging from heavy-ion and neutrino physics, to dark matter searches and astroparticle observations.

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ATLAS management begins new term

The ATLAS Collaboration at CERN welcomes a new management team at its helm. Spokesperson Andreas Hoecker (CERN) will continue to steer the experiment until March 2025.

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Winners of the 2022 ATLAS Thesis Awards announced

Behind nearly every great ATLAS result lies an outstanding PhD student! Students are a key cohort of the ATLAS Collaboration, making critical contributions to the experiment while working on their degree. Every year, the Collaboration comes together to celebrate their work in the context of the ATLAS Thesis Awards.

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A new ATLAS for the high-luminosity era

Stefan Guindon, Christian Ohm and Caterina Vernieri describe the major ‘Phase II’ upgrades taking place to prepare the ATLAS detector for the High-Luminosity LHC.

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ATLAS and Seal Storage Technology collaborate on new archival storage

The ATLAS Collaboration has partnered with Seal Storage Technology in a pilot project to explore their decentralised cloud storage platform as an efficient and cost-effective option for archival data storage

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ATLAS celebrates 30 years of collaboration

The ATLAS Collaboration celebrated its 30th anniversary on 1 October 2022.

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ATLAS Live talk: Searching for new, long-lived particles at the LHC with Dr. Hideyuki Oide

On 6 October at 2pm CET, Dr. Hideyuki Oide will give a live public talk on the ATLAS Youtube Channel on the LHC's search for new, long-lived particles.

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ATLAS Highlights from ICHEP 2022

At ICHEP 2022, the ATLAS Collaboration presented the results of 30 new studies, spanning from Higgs boson and Standard Model measurements to searches for new phenomena.

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Summary of new ATLAS results from ICHEP 2022

The 2022 International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) kicks off this week in Bologna, Italy. The ATLAS Collaboration will be unveiling a wide range of new results, exploring the full potential of the dataset collected during LHC Run 2 (2015-2018).

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