Cite as: ATLAS Collaboration (2016). ATLAS samples for 2016 open data release. CERN Open Data Portal. DOI:10.7483/OPENDATA.ATLAS.AR1U.PNDA
The ATLAS collaboration is releasing 1fb^-1 of collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV from the 2012 data taking period for educational purposes to the general public. This set of real data is accompanied by matching simulated data of Standard Model processes and a selection of Beyond the Standard Model signals.
Both real and simulated data is subjected to a loose event preselection to reduce processing time by reducing the overall number of events that have to be analysed. The preselection consists of a set of object selection criteria and a subsequent event selection acting on these preselected objects.
You can access these data through the ATLAS Virtual Machines and Software. More documentation is available at:
The open data are released under the Creative Commons CC0 waiver. Neither ATLAS nor CERN endorse any works, scientific or otherwise, produced using these data. All releases will have a unique DOI that you are requested to cite in any applications or publications.