The Science of the LHC Experiments

The six LHC experiments range from the very large—the 25-meter-high ATLAS detector and 2500-member CMS collaboration—to the much-smaller LHCf, with 21 participants and tabletop experimental apparatus. ATLAS and CMS are general-purpose experiments, designed to cover the largest possible range of LHC physics, including searches for the Higgs boson, supersymmetry, dark matter and extra dimensions. The other four experiments have very different scientific objectives. Click on the links below to learn more.

ALICE detector ATLAS detector LHCb detector
ALICE ATLAS & CMS
LHCb
LHCf collaboration TOTEM component  
LHCf TOTEM