2023 summer conferences

When jets go dark: identifying elusive "dark jets" at ATLAS

For the very first time, the ATLAS Collaboration has searched for dark jets that closely resemble QCD jets. Instead of originating from Standard-Model particles, these dark jets would be produced through a new, heavy particle called the Z' boson.

6 September 2023

ATLAS measures ZZ production using Run-3 data and a new slim data format

The ATLAS Collaboration has just released a new measurement of the production cross section of two Z bosons. This highlight result examines data collected during Run 3 of the LHC and pioneers the use of PHYSLITE, a new, reduced data format that requires significantly less storage.

25 August 2023

ATLAS searches for new phenomena using unsupervised machine learning for anomaly detection

In a new paper submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett., the ATLAS Collaboration pioneers the use of unsupervised machine learning to search for anomalous collision events which could be from new-physics phenomena.

24 August 2023

Quest for the curious magnetic monopole continues

In a new study presented at the EPS-HEP 2023 conference, the ATLAS Collaboration combed through the full LHC Run-2 dataset (recorded 2015-2018) in search for magnetic monopoles and HECOs (see Figure 1). The result places some of the tightest limits yet on the production rate of magnetic monopoles.

23 August 2023

ATLAS releases comprehensive review of supersymmetric dark matter

In new results presented today, the ATLAS Collaboration provides its most comprehensive overview of the searches for weakly-interacting supersymmetric particles. By developing new search algorithms and exploiting machine learning techniques, researchers have probed deep into this difficult-to-reach territory.

22 August 2023

ATLAS hunts for new physics in the scattering of W bosons

Vector boson scattering processes play a special role within the Standard Model, as they are closely related to the Higgs mechanism and can proceed via an exchange of a Higgs boson. By studying these processes, ATLAS physicists are exploring multiple new-physics models, including anomalous self-interactions of the W bosons and extended Higgs sector with additional Higgs bosons.

8 August 2023

ATLAS measures Higgs boson mass with unprecedented precision

This week, at the Lepton-Photon Conference in Melbourne (Australia), the ATLAS Collaboration presented its measurement of the Higgs-boson mass in studies of Higgs decays to two photons using the full LHC Run 2 dataset (“H→yy” or the diphoton channel), and a new combination of this measurement with the 2022 measurement of the Higgs-boson mass in studies of the Higgs decays to four leptons (the “H→4l channel”).

21 July 2023

Summary of new ATLAS results from 2023 summer conferences

The summer conference season is here! While for some, summer means slowing down – for ATLAS researchers, it means the start of new conferences, with more new results to be presented! This season, experimental physics and theorists will be traveling to Melbourne, Australia, for the International Symposium on Lepton Photon Interactions at High Energies (Lepton Photon), and to Hamburg, Germany, for the European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics ( EPS-HEP).

17 July 2023