UConn Physics Colloquium

The ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider

Professor Michael Rijssenbeek
Department of Physics and Astronomy
State University of New York, Stony Brook

The ATLAS detector is being readied for data taking at the Large Hadron Collider at the European Center for Particle Physics (CERN) near Geneva, Switzerland. The proton accelerator-collider promises to deliver unmatched collision rates at record energies, starting in 2008. The ATLAS detector is one of two general-purpose detectors that is being commissioned for taking data. ATLAS is a general-purpose detector meant to catch both expected as well as unexpected physics signals. We discuss the physics potential of ATLAS and the techniques that enable it to measure particle identities and momenta (i.e. four-vectors) on an unprecedented scale.

Friday, October 26, 2007
4:00 pm
Gant Science Complex
Physics Department
Room P38

(We will meet for refreshments prior to the talk at 3:30 p.m., in the Gant Science Complex, Physics Library, Room P-103.)

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