Theoretical high-energy physics

High-energy physics theory is an area of research that works on the development of models to describe fundamental particles and their interactions. The model used in virtually all particle physics is uncreatively called the standard model.

Information technology and computing

It encompasses a wide range of disciplines and activities involving the processing, storage and transmission of information using computer systems.

Design and construction of the particle detector

The muon spectrometer of the Atlas experiment is used to measure the passage of muons and anti-muons produced by the decay of fundamental particles in proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider.

Data analysis

Collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) generate particles that decay into complex shapes or other particles. The LHC instruments record the passage of each particle as a series of electronic signals and send the data to the CERN Data Centre for digital reconstruction: the reports are stored as a collision event.