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ATLAS and CMS experiments looking forward to Run 3

On the 4th of July of 2022 we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the end of decades-long search for an experimental confirmation of the BEH mechanism, and the start of a new era. With the discovery of the Higgs boson, the last unknown fundamental…

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Start up of the ATLAS and CMS magnets

LS2 works and commissioning of the ATLAS Superconducting Magnets   In the last few years, the ATLAS superconducting magnets and associated systems have received extensive maintenance and upgrades. Following this, the magnets have recently been…

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A High-Granularity Timing Detector for the ATLAS Phase-II Upgrade

A High-Granularity Timing Detector (HGTD) using Low Gain Avalanche Diodes (LGAD) silicon sensors is being constructed for the ATLAS phase-II upgrade program as a powerful way to address the challenges of the High-Luminosity LHC program [1]. The goal…

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ATLAS New Small Wheel upgrade advances

Group photo after the installation of the last sector of NSW-A. On the right is NSW-C with the first three sectors installed at the time. The New Small Wheel (NSW) upgrade is an ambitious project that aims to allow, along with other upgrade projects…

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ATLAS faces the challenge of Run 3

The ATLAS experiment is a general-purpose particle detector operating at the LHC. It consists of several concentric layers of particle detectors occupying a cylindrical volume 46m long and 25m in diameter. The innermost detectors reconstruct the…

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ATLAS New Small Wheel Upgrade – activities resumed after down-time from COVID-19

 As discussed in a previous issue of the EP Newsletter (The ATLAS New Small Upgrade – entering new waters, preparing to install and commission its first sector, October 2019), the New Small Wheel (NSW) Upgrade is the most challenging and complex one…

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CERN experiments find first evidence for rare Higgs boson decay

The strength of the interaction between the Higgs field and a particle determines the mass it obtains from the Higgs and it is a mystery why the interaction strength is different for different particles. This puzzle is exacerbated as the leptons,…

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How to search for new physics without knowing about it?

BSM searches at the LHC increasingly profit from ML techniques since this approach allows more general searches that minimise the probability of missing evidence of new physics. Very recently, the ATLAS collaboration has published a novel approach […

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ATLAS results: from precision to rarity

 Two recent ATLAS results that showcase the full range of the ATLAS physics potential, from precision to rarity, were shown at LHCP and presented at a recent CERN LHC seminar. A test of the universality of τ and μ lepton couplings in W boson decays…

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ATLAS results: from precision to rarity

Two recent ATLAS results that showcase the full range of the ATLAS physics potential, from precision to rarity, were shown at LHCP and presented at a recent CERN LHC seminar. A test of the universality of τ and μ lepton couplings in W boson decays…

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