Science Abroad allows science students to complete a research course at one of several prestigious research facilities located overseas. Students will collaborate with colleagues from other countries, and explore problems of a global nature. Through this experiential learning process, students will have the chance to relate their academic studies to real-world lab situations, while also earning course credit that will count towards their degree requirements.
ATLAS is a particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for research in particle physics. Seven UofT professors are among the scientists conducting research there, leading a group of approximately 25 UofT researchers on ATLAS. The experiment is recreating the conditions at the birth of the Universe and will bring us closer to a more complete understanding of the subatomic structure of our world.