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, Prof. Sinead Farrington, 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
JCMB
3410
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Sinead FarringtonProfessor
JCMB
3418
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Yanyan GaoChancellors Fellow
JCMB
3407
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Christos LeonidopoulosReader
JCMB
3414
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Victoria MartinProfessor
JCMB
3419
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Research staff
Stephan EisenhardtSenior Research Fellow
JCMB
3412
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Michele Faucci GiannelliSenior Research Associate
JCMB
3405
Guillermo Nicolas HamityPostdoctoral Research Associate
JCMB
3404
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Ahmed HasibPostdoctoral Research Associate
JCMB
3417
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Liza MijovicPostdoctoral Research Associate
JCMB
3417
Andreas SogaardPostdoctoral Research Associate
JCMB
5301
Ben WynnePostdoctoral Research Associate
JCMB
3416
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Other staff
Bojan MasicSenior Electronics Research Technician
JCMB
3412
Jon WebsterSenior Research Group Technician
JCMB
3413
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Research postgraduates
Thomas CarterPostgraduate Student
JCMB
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Matthew HeathPostgraduate Student
JCMB
5301
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Emily TakevaPostgraduate Student
JCMB
Neofytos ThemistokleousPostgraduate Student
JCMB
5301
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Elena VillhauerPostgraduate Student
JCMB
5301