CERN / ATLAS Experiment (Switzerland)

CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), European Organization for Nuclear Research
Experiment: ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS)
Date: 20 June 2014 

CERN known as the research organization whose purpose is to operate the world's largest particle physics laboratory. Established in 1954, the organization is based in the northwest suburbs of Geneva on the Franco–Swiss border has 21 European member states, 2 candidate states and 3 associate member states. As one of the 3 associate member states, Turkey’s membership will be activated after confirmation of the Turkish Parliament (TBMM).

ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC Apparatus) is one of the seven particle detector experiments (ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, TOTEM, LHCb, LHCf and MoEDAL) constructed at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle accelerator at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland. The experiment is designed to take advantage of the unprecedented energy available at the LHC and observe phenomena that involve highly massive particles which were not observable using earlier lower-energy accelerators. It might shed light on new theories of particle physics beyond the Standard Model.