ATLAS is one of the two general-purpose detectors at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, and involves several thousand researchers including over a hundred scientists at Canadian universities and at TRIUMF.

TRIUMF-ATLAS Group Members


TRIUMF-based physics and detector group:

  • Francesco Guescini
  • Nigel Hessey
  • Leonid Kurchaninov
  • Roy Langstaff (TRIUMF/Victoria)
  • Oliver Stelzer-Chilton
  • Reda Tafirout
  • Isabel Trigger (currently at CERN)

Other members of ATLAS Canada supported in full or part by TRIUMF, but not formal members of the TRIUMF ATLAS group:

  • Georges Azuelos (Montreal)
  • Doug Gingrich (Alberta)
  • Gerald Oakham (Carleton)
  • Pierre Savard (Toronto)
  • Mike Vetterli (SFU, but frequently at TRIUMF)

Long-term visitors:

  • Dave Axen (UBC)
  • Rob McPherson (Victoria/IPP, currently at CERN)

CERN resident :

  • Valery Akhnazarov
  • Sergey Chekulaev
  • Noam Tal Hod
  • Jelena Jovicevic

TRIUMF has been central to Canada's involvement in the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) since the early 1990s.

ATLAS Public Results

The list of our publications (submitted, accepted and published) is updated at this RSS feed or this List

TRIUMF-ATLAS Group Responsibilities and Activities:

Many components of the LHC accelerator and its injection complex were built at TRIUMF or prototyped at TRIUMF and built by Canadian industries.

The ATLAS Hadronic Endcap Calorimeters, Forward Calorimeters, Endcap Cryostat Feedthroughs, and radiation-hard electronics for instrumenting the liquid argon calorimeters were all designed and / or built at TRIUMF or by TRIUMF personnel.  Current detector activities are focused on eventual upgrades to the ATLAS calorimetry to make it sufficiently radiation-hard to work at a very-high-rate upgraded "Super LHC", and include beam tests at the TRIUMF cyclotron. 

TRIUMF hosts one of the ten Tier 1 Computing Centres around the world which process the petabytes of data taken every year by the ATLAS detector and store and distribute them for analysis.

The TRIUMF ATLAS group consists of Research Scientists based at the lab, Research Scientists and Faculty Members based at various Canadian universities, post-doctoral research associates based at TRIUMF and at CERN, and graduate students from various universities who are supervised by TRIUMF research scientists and who analyze the data which ATLAS is now producing at the highest centre-of-mass energies ever reached in a human-built accelerator.  We host a number of co-op and summer students every year.

The analysis interests of the group vary; there is a broad expertise across many detector subsystems, as well as global ATLAS data quality monitoring.  All of these are brought together in analyses on topics ranging from top quarks to exotic gauge bosons.

Attention Prospective Students!

If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies at TRIUMF on ATLAS analysis or detector upgrade development, and would like to be based at TRIUMF, we are always happy to hear from you!


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