Project description

Subject: Physics.

The ATLAS experiment is the largest detector at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The data from the experiment is used to explore the smallest constituents of the universe and how these interact with each other. A major discovery was made in 2012 when the long search for the Higgs particle was finally crowned with success. The Higgs particle was the last missing piece of the so-called standard model of particle physics, a theory which explains all known measurements in accelerator-based experiments but which cannot explain several phenomena in the universe (for instance dark matter and neutrino masses). We are seeking strong candidates with the ability to work well within the large ATLAS collaboration. The candidate should have a strong interest in particle physics, experimental measurements, computer-based data analysis, novel analysis techniques and detector technology. The selected candidate will work with analysis of the data from the ATLAS experiment in one of the following directions: precise measurements of the Higgs particle, top quark or interactions involving both with the goal to exploit possible deviations from the standard model and new phenomena. Frequent travels to CERN in Geneva is expected, with the possibility for posting abroad for longer periods. The employment and travels are fully covered by Stockholm University.

The Stockholm university ATLAS group contributed to the design and construction of the ATLAS experiment and is currently composed of 15 members, of which 6 are PhD students. For more information please visit : och


Note that the Department of Physics as a whole also announces two positions within any fields of Experimental or Theoretical Physics.  Be sure to also apply to those, if you are interested.


Ref. No. SU FV-1204-19

Closing date: 23 April 2019

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