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ATLAS at UVic

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Introduction

Welcome to the homepage of the ATLAS Group at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
The Large Hadron Collider, located at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, started its operation during the fall of 2009. Proton-proton collisions of 7 TeV center of mass energy were recorded from March 2010 to October 2011, and 8 TeV proton-proton collisions were recorded in 2012, the highest energy collisions ever produced in the laboratory. Such collisions allow scientists to explore space and time, and the fundamental laws of nature to unprecedented levels. A team of UVic scientists participated in the design and construction of the ATLAS detector since its inception in 1992. The UVic ATLAS team is currently studying the particle collisions. On July 4th 2012 the ATLAS Collaboration announced the discovery of a new particle, a boson consistent wth the sought-after Higgs boson.
The UVic ATLAS team is also involved in the upgrade of the ATLAS detector required for the planned high luminosity operation of the LHC. To know more about ATLAS, the UVic-ATLAS group and the Canadian involvement in this exciting experiment, look at our Public or Press tab above.

Contacts

Team Leader: Dr. Robert McPherson
Deputy Team Leader: Dr. Michel Lefebvre
UVic ATLAS group
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Graduate studies

We welcome applications for graduate study. Please look at our Departmental Pages for more details on our graduate program, and on how to apply.

News

October 8, 2013
CERN congratulates Fran├žois Englert and Peter W. Higgs on the award of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics
December 17, 2012
The first LHC protons run ends new milestone
July 4, 2012
ATLAS and CMS experiments observe new particle consistent with Higgs boson