UA LHC/ATLAS High Energy Experimentalist Receives ATLAS Outstanding Achievement Award

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Dr. Walter Lampl, a research scientist associated with the High Energy Physics (HEP) group in the Department of Physics at the University of Arizona, has received an "Outstanding Achievement Award" from the ATLAS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The award recognizes Dr. Lampl's important contributions to the successful operation of the ATLAS liquid argon calorimeter during the first data run of the LHC (2010-2012). Twelve ATLAS members received this inaugural award, selected from approximately 3,000 collaborators. Dr. Lampl is responsible for the electronic calibration of the calorimeter signals, the operations of the database providing condition data for experimental analysis, and the reconstruction of calorimeter signals for physics analysis. His effort reflects a significant contribution to the success of the ATLAS experiment, including the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012.

He joined the UA HEP group in January 2006, and has been stationed at CERN since January 2007.