ATLAS searches for the building blocks of dark matter

Researchers at the ATLAS Experiment release the first-ever direct search for new composite dark particles called dark mesons, presented this week at the Large Hadron Collider Physics (LHCP) Conference in Boston.

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ATLAS dives deeper into di-Higgs: a combined search

In a new analysis from the ATLAS Collaboration, physicists merged five di-Higgs studies of LHC Run 2 data. By combining the power of all these decay channels, researchers achieved the most sensitive probe of di-Higgs production and the Higgs self-coupling.

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Learning by machines, for machines: Artificial Intelligence in the world's largest particle detector

Julia Gonski explains the long-established use of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) in high-energy physics research and explores the exciting potential these technologies hold for the field.

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ATLAS chases long-lived particles with the Higgs boson

In a new study submitted to Physical Review Letters, ATLAS scientists used a new algorithm to search for long-lived particles (LLP) produced in the decay of Higgs bosons. These LLPs may leave a distinct signature of one or more hadronic “jets” of particles originating at a significantly displaced position from the proton–proton collision point.

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Summary of new ATLAS results from LHCP 2024

The twelfth annual conference on Large Hadron Collider physics (LHCP 2024) kicks off today in Boston, USA. This week-long event will feature a detailed review of the latest experimental and theoretical results in collider physics, including several final studies of the LHC Run-2 dataset (collected in 2015-2018) and discussions on future research directions for the high-energy particle-physics community.

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Looking for the extended family of the Higgs boson

The ATLAS Collaboration has just published a search for two new Higgs bosons, X and S, that would interact with the Standard-Model Higgs boson.

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Menu of the day: Di-Higgs soup!

If spotting one Higgs boson is interesting, what happens when you spot two? ATLAS researchers are looking for the production of two Higgs bosons using a new technique.

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ATLAS explores Z boson production with heavy-flavour quarks

Using the full LHC Run-2 dataset, the ATLAS Collaboration measured Z boson production in association with both bottom (b) and charm (c) quarks, the latter for the first time in ATLAS.

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ATLAS detects electrons and photons with greater clarity

New results released by the ATLAS Collaboration describe the significant advancements made in identifying electrons and photons.

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ATLAS mourns the loss of Peter Higgs

The ATLAS Collaboration mourns the passing of renowned physicist Peter Higgs, whose theoretical work on elucidating the fundamental spontaneous symmetry-breaking mechanism by which elementary particles acquire mass reshaped our understanding of the Universe.

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ATLAS provides first measurement of the W-boson width at the LHC

In a groundbreaking new result, the ATLAS Collaboration has measured the W-boson width for the first time at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

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First ATLAS measurement of W and Z boson production using Run-3 data

The ATLAS Collaboration has just released its first measurements using LHC Run-3 data of the production rates (“cross sections”) of W and Z bosons.

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Measuring the delicate balance of lepton flavours

In a new result presented at Moriond EW, physicists at the ATLAS Collaboration tested lepton flavour universality between muons and electrons. The precision of the result stands as the best yet-achieved in W-boson decays by a single experiment and surpasses the world average.

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New ATLAS Results at Moriond24

This year, the start of Spring marks the beginning of the conference season for particle physicists! All eyes turn to La Thuile, Italy, where the annual Recontres de Moriond conferences will be held.

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ATLAS searches for new particles in familiar decays

In a new result, researchers conducted a novel search of data collected during Run 2 of the LHC, searching for heavy new particles that could fit the 2HDM or 2HDM+S models.

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ATLAS welcomes new management

The ATLAS Collaboration at CERN welcomes a new member to its management team. Martin Aleksa (CERN) joins as Technical Coordinator for the experiment, picking up the torch from Ludovico Pontecorvo (CERN).

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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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In conversation with Ana Henriques Correia, a key player in the development of the ATLAS Calorimeter

Ana Henriques arrived at CERN in 1988 as a summer student, and never wanted to leave. She assumed the roles of technical coordinator and project leader of the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter, being involved in its design, construction, and installation processes.

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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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Searching for supersymmetric needles in the LHC haystack

The ATLAS Collaboration has published three new results in this challenging area, using Boosted Decision Trees (BDTs) to isolate potential signals and ultimately set stringent constraints on the masses of SUSY particles.

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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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From internship to authorship: one student’s unique journey in ATLAS

Lukas Kretschmann, a physics student at the University of Wuppertal in Germany, shares his journey in the ATLAS Collaboration – which began as a high-school student!

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ATLAS Week: through the eyes of students

ATLAS Week is an opportunity for young physicists to present and discuss their work. ATLAS students Sarah and Bruna were at the last ATLAS Week in Vancouver, Canada, and share what the experience was like for them.

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ATLAS gains momentum in study of charmonium

The ATLAS Collaboration has measured the production cross section of the J/ψ and ψ(2S) charmonium states in terms of the transverse momentum and the rapidity. For both states, they examined the widest range of transverse momentum so far, thus providing new input for theoretical models.

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ATLAS and CMS unite to weigh in on the top quark

The ATLAS and CMS Experiments at CERN have just released a new measurement of the mass of the top quark. The new result combines 15 previous measurements to give the most precise determination of the top-quark mass to date.

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