Matthias Danninger is an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University. In his research, he uses the ATLAS detector to search for signs of long-lived new particle signatures. This is challenging because these particles have a tendency to avoid interactions and can easily elude detection. Against this backdrop, Danninger and his research team are trying to shed light on the universe’s biggest remaining mysteries: why matter prevailed over anti-matter in the early universe and what exactly dark matter is.
As one of the most exciting and promising experiments for new crucial discoveries in the field of high-energy particle physics, ATLAS contributed many novel results presented in dedicated talks at the recent Rencontres de Moriond conference.