From ATLAS: “ATLAS kicks off a new year at 13 TeV”

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23rd May 2017
Katarina Anthony

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One of the early collision events with stable beams recorded by ATLAS on 23 May 2017, with a reconstructed muon candidate. The upper panes show transverse views of the detector and the muon spectrometer, while the lower panes show ATLAS in longitudinal cross-section and an eta-phi view of the energy deposits in the cells of the ATLAS calorimeters. (Image: ATLAS Collaboration/CERN)

A new season of record-breaking kicked off today, as the ATLAS Experiment began recording first data for physics of 2017. This will be the LHC’s third year colliding beams at an energy of 13 tera electron volts (TeV), allowing the ATLAS Experiment to continue to push the limits of physics.

“The ATLAS Experiment is ready to enter this new round of data-taking and we are looking forward to another exciting year of LHC physics,” says Karl Jakobs, ATLAS Spokesperson. “We will continue to explore the 13 TeV energy frontier in great depth, to address rarer processes and to increase the precision of many measurements.”

2017 should be another excellent year for both ATLAS and the LHC, with records in luminosity set to be broken. The higher the luminosity, the more data can be gathered – and the greater the chance of observing rare processes. “The benefits of ATLAS’ fantastic performance in 2016 is clearly seen in our many new results, both in the search for new physics and in measurements of Standard Model processes,” says Dan Tovey, ATLAS Physics Coordinator. “This bodes very well for the rest of Run 2, when the threefold increase in data should give us sensitivity to the most subtle effects of ‘new physics’ in dedicated searches, and will enable us to take measurements with exquisite precision.”

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