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SPS Seminar - 1000 science papers: ATLAS at the LHC

Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

When:  Thursday 3rd February at 14.00

Where:  Microsoft Teams - Online

Speaker:  Sinead Farrington (CERN/Edinburgh)

Hosted by: Andrew James


The ATLAS and CMS experiments at the LHC each recently reached an unprecedented milestone for a scientific collaboration: the publication of 1000 papers.  I will describe the ATLAS experiment since its inception, the construction efforts that brought the ATLAS experiment to life and then focus on the rich physics program that has emerged and the fundamental questions it has answered, with a focus on the Higgs boson and what we know about it so far. I will look ahead to the open fundamental questions, such as what is the nature of dark matter, as ATLAS embarks on a new data-taking phase this year, and explain how ATLAS will make progress on this question.  I will also outline the current efforts in the UK on constructing upgraded detectors for installation later this decade to receive yet higher luminosity collisions at the LHC.