The ATLAS Experiment

  • Nele Boelaert
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ATLAS is a general purpose detector, designed to investigate at high luminosity (up to \(10^{34}\,\hbox{cm}^{-2}\,\hbox{s}^{-1})\) many different types of physics that might become detectable in the energetic collisions of the LHC. The ATLAS collaboration aims at performing high precision tests of QCD, electroweak interactions, and flavor physics. Furthermore, the search for the Higgs boson, incorporating many production and decay channels over a large mass range, is a very important aspect of the ATLAS physics program. Not only the Standard Model is subject of investigation, but also physics beyond the Standard Model forms an important area for study. Large extra dimensions, supersymmetry, quark compositeness and new heavy quarks are just a few topics that are grouped under this numerator. Signatures of new physics are quite often provided by high-\(p_T\) jet and missing transverse energy \(E_T^{\rm miss}\) measurements. More information about the physics program can be found in Ref. [1].


Atlas Detector Liquid Argon Hadronic Calorimeter Muon Spectrometer Transition Radiation Tracker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsLund UniversityLundSweden

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