ATLAS - Physics

The Standard Model Accounts for 5% of the known Universe. There is still 27% Dark Matter and 68% Dark Energy. We are using the newly discovered Higgs Boson as a Portal to search for Dark Matter at ATLAS.

ATLAS - Engineering

Radiation doses in the ATLAS Inner Tracker will reach 6 MGray. Novel radiation hard Fibre Optic sensors are being developed and deployed as humidity sensors. Their placement is studied by ANSYS CFX. See more


High Performance Computing is integral to all projects of the group, we are active in the ATLAS TDAQ System, operations and research. We use the Grid, Local Clusters and GPUs. Computing algorithms developed are analytic, Monte Carlo and Artificial Intelligence.

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy is green and can be made safe, especially the Gen IV reactors. Geant4 is used to model High Temperature Gas Cooled reactors. The group also participates in the NEXUS (Energy-Water-Food-Waste) group for a sustainable environment.


Entanglement links two spatially distant measurements, eg, by a violation of a Bell Inequality. Accelerating frames leads to a relative Thomas precession. Can entanglement be used to detect forces in general, and specifically, gravity at very small distances and also higher dimensions?


Innovation and Commercialisation: High granularity detectors, intelligent front end electronics, high throughput data, big data, fast data processing, quantitative imaging, high performance computing, advanced physics simulation, AI, system integration : these are the ingredients of MinPET and other innovations. (Most recent paper)

Diamond Physics

Diamond physics and diamond enabled physics, from studies of radiation damage to the diamond superlattice undulator as a potential  high brightness monochromatic gamma source.

Public Health

* CFD Studies of droplet and aerosol transmission for COVID-19 and TB in a clinical environment
* AI processing of multi-stream data for COVID-19 and TB diagnosis


The African Light Source project is implementing the Roadmap towards this large scale infrastructure destined for the African continent.