Citizen Science

Anyone can participate in ATLAS research! Take part in the HiggsHunters project and learn how to classify exotic events in real proton collision data. Turn your computer into a physics processing centre by installing ATLAS@Home. Or try your hand at ATLAS data analysis by visiting the ATLAS Open Data platform.


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.

Higgs Hunters

Higgs Hunters is a Zooniverse project that allows volunteers to help ATLAS researchers to classify exotic events in real proton collision data. It is the first mass-participation citizen science project for the Large Hadron Collider, allowing non-experts to get directly involved in physics analysis! Visit the Higgs Hunters website to start your research.

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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