Department of Physics and Astronomy

ATLAS at Uppsala University


The Division of High Energy Physics at Uppsala University takes part in research on elementary particle physics in the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva. Currently the main research activity is physics analysis of the proton-proton-collision data successively being accumulated by ATLAS. The plan is to collect an integrated luminosity of about 1 fb-1 by summer 2011 and of 5–10 fb-1 by end 2012, which is enough to enable the search for most of the particles at the TeV scale predicted by Supersymmetry and other theories beyond the Standard Model. The Uppsala ATLAS Group has since long developed an expertise in charged Higgs physics analysis and tau trigger conditions. Another important activity of the group is to prepare for the ultimate upgrade of the LHC luminosity (HL-LHC) by developing new semiconductor technology for a track based first level trigger. The Group welcomes new PhD students and Postdocs to join its research program at ATLAS.

Ongoing research