Citizen Science

Anyone can participate in ATLAS research! Turn your computer into a physics processing centre by installing ATLAS@Home or try your hand at ATLAS data analysis with our ATLAS Open Data & Tools.


ATLAS@Home is a research project that uses volunteer computing to run simulations of the ATLAS experiment. You can participate by downloading and running a free program on your computer.

ATLAS physicists are continuously comparing their data with both "known" physics and "new" phenomena predicted by alternative models of the universe, particles and interactions. These tasks run on the WLCG Computing Grid and at any one point there are around 150,000 tasks! You can help ATLAS run these tasks by using your computer's idle time to run simulations.

ATLAS Open Data

Explore the ATLAS Open Data platform! This comprehensive educational platform will guide curious users through how to use ATLAS Open Data and the corresponding analysis tools. 

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