ATLAS Collaboration


ATLAS is a general-purpose particle-physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It is run by an international collaboration with about 5000 members from 180 institutions in 40 countries worldwide. It has been designed to exploit the full discovery potential and the huge range of physics opportunities that the LHC provides.

ATLAS' scientific exploration uses precision measurement to push the frontiers of knowledge by seeking answers to fundamental questions such as: What are the basic building blocks of matter? What are the fundamental forces of nature? Could there be a greater underlying symmetry to our universe?

ATLAS physicists test the predictions of the Standard Model, which encapsulates our current understanding of what the building blocks of matter are and how they interact. These studies can lead to ground-breaking discoveries, such as that of the Higgs boson, physics beyond the Standard Model and the development of new theories to better describe our universe.


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Steven Goldfarb
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Steven Goldfarb

Steven Goldfarb is an American-French particle physicist working for the University of Melbourne on the ATLAS Experiment at CERN. He has served as Muon Software Coordinator, Education & Outreach Coordinator, and contributed to early studies in the search for the Higgs boson. Steve is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), serves on the US-LHC Users Association Executive Committee and is local coordinator for University of Michigan undergraduate programs at CERN.

A younger version of Steve chaired IPPOG (2017-2022), served on the Quarknet Advisory Board (2014-2020) and on the APS Committee for Informing the Public (2018-2020). Steve frequently gives public talks on science, discovery and international collaboration, co-wrote a popular TED Ed video “The basics of the Higgs boson” and, most importantly, fronts the world-famous Canettes Blues Band.