Undergraduate Student Research Positions with the ATLAS Toronto Group in 2017


The University of Toronto ATLAS group has several summer student positions open to USRA recipients and other students for summer 2017. The group comprises six faculty members ( Krieger, Orr, Savard, Sinervo, Teuscher (based at CERN) and Trischuk), four postdoctoral fellows and approximately 15 graduate students.

The ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, in Geneva Switzerland, is studying the very highest collision energies ever observed in the lab. The most exciting discovery to date has been the observation of a new particle at 125 GeV, with properties consistent with the Standard Model Higgs boson. We continue increasing the size of our dataset and analyzing it for insights and discoveries. Summer students will be working with us in projects involving data analysis and advanced instrumentation development. Perhaps something un-expected will emerge from the data-taking while you're looking!

Project topics and potential supervisors include:

We will consider applications from students not holding a USRA award, but USRA recipients are given priority. There may be some opportunity for some of these students to spend at least part of the summer at CERN, but that will depend on funding and the nature of the project.

For more information, contact the people listed above for each position.