Katharine Leney

Katharine Leney

Katharine Leney is a Research Assistant Professor at Southern Methodist University in the US. Her research focuses on searching for pair-produced Higgs bosons and determining how the Higgs boson interacts with itself. She coordinates the ATLAS “Higgs and Di-Boson Searches” group. In her spare time, she can be found skiing, hiking, playing the piano, or baking physics-themed cakes.

Building an ATLAS gingerbread wonderland

When I received an email from the ATLAS outreach coordinators in October 2021, asking if I would help them make an ATLAS-inspired gingerbread village for this year’s card, I couldn’t refuse an opportunity for another fun “Physics Cakes” project.

24 December 2021

Hands-on particles: Schools worldwide analyse ATLAS data

Every spring, hundreds of universities around the world open their doors to high-school students for a day to give them hands-on experience in particle physics. The International Masterclass programme gives students the chance to use real data collected by the ATLAS detector and other LHC experiments to test the Standard Model and search for new particles.

23 April 2018

Counting collisions

Whether searching for signs of new physics, or making precise measurements of known interactions, it is essential to know the total number of proton-proton collisions that the LHC delivers in ATLAS. This parameter, known as “luminosity”, is a vital part of ATLAS analysis.

27 October 2016
27 October 2016