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Particle Physics Experiment Group

ATLAS at Edinburgh

ATLAS is an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, near Geneva. ATLAS is searching for new discoveries in the head-on collisions of protons of extraordinarily high energy. Data from the ATLAS experiment will probe the basic forces that have shaped our Universe since the beginning of time and that will determine its fate.

ATLAS is one of the two experiments (along with CMS) that discovered a new particle - consistent with the predicted Higgs boson - in July 2012. The Higgs boson is named after Emeritus University of Edinburgh professor Peter Higgs, one of the proposers of the theory of the Higgs boson.

Over 3,000 physicists collaborate on the ATLAS experiment, including the ATLAS Edinburgh group of 27 researchers.

More information on the ATLAS experiment can be found on the ATLAS website: atlas.ch.

To find out more about the contributions of the University of Edinburgh ATLAS group, see our ATLAS wiki pages.