High Energy Physics Group


Recent developments in particle physics raise the exciting prospect that we are on the threshold of a major step forward in our understanding of the nature of the Universe. Our group actively collaborates with the Theory Group and other experimental efforts within the Office of Science frontiers (energy, intensity, and cosmic) to search broadly in the ATLAS data to maximize our potential for scientific discovery at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Our group is currently searcing for new physics beyond the standard model with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Particular emphasis is placed on using the recently-discovered Higgs boson as a tool to search for new particles in several complementary channels.

Related Articles

Inside the LHC at CERN: March 31, 2016
First Images of Collisions at 13 TeV article: May 22, 2015
Nature Physics article: June 22, 2014
News-Gazette article on 2013 Nobel Prize: October 8, 2013
Higgs-like Boson YouTube Video: July 10, 2012
2.38 TeV Collisions: December 8, 2009
Angels and Demons: June 2, 2008

CERN YouTube Videos