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ATLAS Masterclass

Students learn about particle physics and the ATLAS detector at the ATLAS masterclasses. This is the largest particle detector ever built at an accelerator. It is used to detect the smallest building blocks of our matter, which interact in a variety of ways in high-energy collisions. The reconstructed tracks can be used to draw conclusions about the processes in the collisions, allowing interesting physical processes to be identified and studied in more detail. Most recently, the ATLAS experiment has been the talk of the town with the discovery of the Higgs boson. In addition to more detailed investigations of the Higgs boson, parameters of the Standard Model are measured and clues to new physical phenomena are sought.

Dates and Deadlines

  • The next ATLAS masterclass will take place on 02/21/2023 from 9:00am to 5:30pm.
  • Registrations will be considered until 02/07/2023.
  • Hosting on site is planned at the university.


Complete then registration form and email to masterclasses.physiktu-dortmundde by the deadline.

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Location & approach

The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.



One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.



From Dortmund Airport, it takes just over 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.

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The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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