ATLAS

ATLAS is a high-energy physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, near Geneva. ATLAS is searching for new physics in the head-on collisions of protons of extraordinarily high energy. Data from the ATLAS experiment will probe the basic forces that have shaped our Universe since the beginning of time and that will determine its fate.

The ATLAS Edinburgh group made substantial contributions to the direct discovery of the Higgs boson announced in July 2012. The discovered particle is named after Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh Peter Higgs. Peter Higgs and François Englert were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on 8th October 2013, “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles”.

A simulated proton-proton collision within ATLAS

The ATLAS Edinburgh group is led by Prof. Phil Clark, Dr Christos Leonidopoulos and Dr Victoria Martin.

Research interests

Our group, consisting of 27 researches, is contributing in the following areas:

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PhD project opportunities in ATLAS

People in ATLAS

Telephone numbers in the list below are shown as UK numbers. Callers from outside the UK should remove the leading zero and use the UK country code (+44).

NamePositionContact detailsLocationPhoto
Academic staff
Philip ClarkProfessor
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Christos LeonidopoulosReader
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5415
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Victoria MartinReader
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5419
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Research staff
Flavia DiasPDRA
JCMB
5416
Stephan EisenhardtSenior Research Fellow
JCMB
5418
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Ahmed HasibPDRA
JCMB
5416
Liza MijovicPostdoctoral Research Associate
JCMB
5416
Andy WashbrookPDRA
JCMB
5412
Ben WynnePDRA
JCMB
4311
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Other staff
Jon WebsterTechnician
JCMB
5201
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Research postgraduates
Francisca Garay WallsPostgraduate Student
JCMB
5414
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Matthew HeathPostgraduate Student
JCMB
5301
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Xanthe HoadPostgraduate Student
JCMB
5301
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Sebastian OlivaresPostgraduate Student
JCMB
5301
Andreas SogaardPostgraduate Student
JCMB
5301