Welcome to the Z-path! Here you will learn about some particles, such as the Z boson and the Higgs boson, and their importance to our understanding of Nature. In this quest you will use real ATLAS data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.
Before taking on this task, we will lead you through a journey into the tiniest structures known to man: the elementary particles. You will see how these can be produced in proton-proton collisions at the LHC, and you will learn how to identify elementary particles in the ATLAS detector. Finally, you will do a real physics measurement on fresh data from the ATLAS detector: identify the Z boson and other lighter particles and measure their properties! You will have the opportunity to search for the Higgs boson in a similar way the ATLAS physicists have done. You will then realize that you have mastered a tool for discovering the unknown!