ATLAS Detector experiment
ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS) is a particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Starting in late 2009/2010, the ATLAS detector will search for new discoveries in the head-on collisions of protons of extraordinarily high energy.
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ATLAS will learn about the basic forces that have shaped our Universe since the beginning of time and that will determine its fate.
Among the possible unknowns are the origin of mass, extra dimensions of space, unification of fundamental forces, and evidence for dark matter candidates in the Universe.
For further information go to the ATLAS Website (link opens in a new window).
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