ATLAS, whose name stands for 'A Toroidal LHC Apparatus' is an
ambitions and powerful large multi-purpose experiment for the
LHC. It will explore new domains of fundamental particle physics.
The detector is constructed and financed by a worldwide collaboration
from 150 institutions in 34 countries.
The ATLAS detector will be 22 metres high, 45 metres long and
weigh some 7000 tons. In an unprecedented way it will combine
front-line technologies from many areas, ranging from highly integrated
semiconductor micro-detectors, high-speed data transmission and
processing, to one of the largest superconducting magnet structures
Science and technologies are shared within the collaborating
institutes and countries. A pioneering role in making it possible
to benefit from all talents in the collaboration is being played
by the ISTC and INTAS programmes.