ATLAS and the Higgs
Finding the Higgs Boson is changing our understanding of the world. Learn more.
Mapping the Secrets of the Universe
ATLAS is a particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN that is searching for new discoveries in the head-on collisions of protons of extraordinarily high energy. ATLAS will learn about the basic forces that have shaped our Universe since the beginning of time and that will determine its fate. Among the possible unknowns are extra dimensions of space, unification of fundamental forces, and evidence for dark matter candidates in the Universe. Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, further data will allow in-depth investigation of the boson's properties and thereby of the origin of mass.
Highest luminosity = 7.73·1033 cm-2s-1
Total Collisions = 1.80·1015= 1800 000000000000
Recorded luminosity = 27.03 fb-1
Highest luminosity = 5.12·1026 cm-2s-1
Total Collisions = 11 959 000
Recorded luminosity = 167.4 µb-1
Highest luminosity = 1.12·1029 cm-2s-1
Total Collisions = 1 990 000 000
Recorded luminosity = 29.85 nb-1