The Large Hadron Collider is the most powerful particle accelerator ever built. It provides a unique opportunity to explore the high-energy frontier in particle physics.
Dr. Matthias Danninger, Canada Research Chair in Experimental Particle Physics, is using the ATLAS detector at the Collider to search for signs of long-lived new particle signatures. This is challenging because these particles have a tendency to avoid interactions and can easily elude detection. Against this backdrop, Danninger and his research team are trying to shed light on the universe’s biggest remaining mysteries: why matter prevailed over anti-matter in the early universe and what exactly dark matter is.