The ATLAS experiment at the CERN laboratory in Geneva is a basic research project that uses state-of-the-art instruments to explore the outer reaches of our understanding of the Universe. At the same time as they pursue these fundamental developments, ATLAS scientists are taking the knowledge they have gained in their ATLAS work and applying it in other fields.
Studies have demonstrated that the transfer of knowledge from fundamental research enables high-tech companies to remain on the cutting edge of innovation and generates a variety of social and economic benefits. It also has an important impact on our culture and education. This site highlights several examples that show how work on ATLAS is being applied elsewhere.