CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research - Physics Department


The Physics Department carries out basic research in the field of experimental and theoretical particle physics. It aims at providing a stimulating scientific atmosphere and remains an important reference centre for the European physics community. It contributes to the education and training of young scientists.

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PH : PHysics department
Department Leader : Livio Mapelli

LCD : Linear Collider Detector
group leader : Lucie Linssen

ALICE : A Large Ion Collider Experiment
team leader : Wisla Carena

LHCb : The Large Hadron Collider Beauty experiment
team leader : Andreas Schopper

ATLAS : A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS
team leader : Giuseppe Mornacchi

SFT : SoFTware design for experiments group
group leader : John Harvey

CMS : the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment
team leader : Achille Petrilli

SME : Small and Medium Experiments team
group leader : Michael Doser

DI : Office of Department Leader
group leader : Livio Mapelli

TH : THeoretical physics unit
group leader : Wolfgang Lerche

DT : Detector Technologies
group leader : Mar Capeans Garrido

TOTEM : TOTal cross section, Elastic scattering and diffraction dissociation Measurement at the lhc
group leader : Joachim Baechler


ESE : Electronics System for Experiments group
group leader : Philippe Farthouat