Department of Physics and Astronomy

Our research groups

ATLAS at Uppsala university

The ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva is a leading experiment in particle physics research. The Division of High Energy Physics at Uppsala University takes part in both the construction and development of the advanced technology used in the experiment as well as the theoretical interpretation and analysis of the huge amounts of data produced by the experiment.


IceCube is a particle detector at the South Pole that records the interactions of a nearly massless sub-atomic particle called the neutrino. IceCube searches for neutrinos from the most violent astrophysical sources: events like exploding stars, gamma ray bursts, and cataclysmic phenomena involving black holes and neutron stars.

Theoretical particle physics

The theory group does research on theoretical physics with connection to experimental issues. We study e.g. Higgs physics beyond the Standard Model, the strong interaction and quantum chromodynamics, astroparticle physics, etc.

Grid computing

Analysis of large sets of data, like e.g. the data collected at the experments at CERN, requires access to large computing and data storage resources. All these resources are not available at a single computing centre, but resources form many places are used to fulfil these requirements. The Grid Computing group works with development of software that enables connecting these geographically separated resources into a Grid Computing infrastructure.