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The ATLAS Open Data 13 TeV Documentation

The aim of the 13 TeV ATLAS Open Data is to provide data and tools to high school, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as teachers and lecturers, to help educate and train them in analysis techniques used in experimental particle physics. Sharing data collected by the ATLAS experiment aims to generate excitement and enthusiasm for fundamental research, inspiring physicists of the future.

The following documentation provides introductory material and detailed information for a wide audience about the ATLAS experiment, the released 13 TeV ATLAS Open Datasets and their visualisation, the analysis frameworks and ROOTbooks, as well as the virtual machine usage instructions.


General information

  • The 13 TeV ATLAS Open Data is hosted in the ATLAS Open Data website, as well as in the CERN Open Data website and are attributed separate DOI's that allow their citation.
  • The main ATLAS-approved document meant to be a guide on the content, properties, capabilities and limitations of the released datasets is: ATL-OREACH-PUB-2020-001, please cite accordingly.

Information hosted in this web-page

  • ATLAS experiment: learn about ATLAS: the largest multi-purpose particle detector located at CERN.

  • 13 TeV Open Datasets: find detailed information about the released 13 TeV proton-proton collision data and simulation samples.

  • Physics analysis examples: illustration of the examples of physics analysis inspired by and following procedures taken in papers published by the ATLAS Collaboration.

  • Analysis frameworks: discussion of the available analysis frameworks and plotting codes.

  • Online ROOTbooks: description of the data analysis to be performed directly in a web-browser by integrating the ROOT framework with Jupyter notebooks.

  • Virtual machine: description of the virtual machine, which contains all the information needed to carry out educational analysis of the released datasets.

  • Data visualisation: introduction to the 13 TeV Open Data visualisation using web-based online histograms.

  • Glossary: a glossary of a few ATLAS and high-energy physics terms.