ATLAS Center - ATC Introduction

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The ATLAS Center (ATC) is a shared resource for physicists and students working on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, designed to position ATLAS collaborators at U.S. institutions to make important measurements and discoveries with ATLAS data, and to advance future ATLAS detector technology.


Center Locations

The center operates at four sites, located at the Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories participating in ATLAS:

The four ATC sites leverage specific expertise and resources at each of these laboratories for analysis, software efforts and detector hardware activities, and the geographic distribution across the U.S. facilitates cost-effective and flexible access to the ATC for sustaining long-term collaborative projects.


U.S. institutions participating in ATLAS are diverse and distributed, and the success of new ideas, initiatives and collaborators at those institutions depends critically on physical resources and on the available networks of expertise and talent. The role of the ATC is to make the research infrastructure and intellectually stimulating collaborative environment of a large institution easily accessible to physicists regardless of their institutional home, by

  • training and educating ATLAS physicists
  • hosting visitors engaged in collaboration
  • organizing workshops, meetings, and tutorials.

Information about how to apply for funding to participate in the ATC is available in this page

Questions? Comments? Contact us

  • ATC-ATLAS.pdf: US ATLAS Analysis Center (ATC) Proposal. Note that this is not regularly updated, but may still be useful to read. Please make sure to read the most up-to-date insturctions for how to apply