Atlas (disambiguation)

Most things with a name that includes the term "Atlas" stem directly or indirectly from the mythological character Atlas

Atlas may also refer to:

Greek mythology

* Atlas (mythology), a Titan who bore the spheres of the heavens; inspiring the widely used image of a man carrying a celestial sphere on his back or shoulders (also known as "Atlas Telamon" or "enduring Atlas").
** "Farnese Atlas", a 2nd-century Roman marble copy of a Hellenistic sculpture of the Titan, "Atlas"
* Atlas (no relation) was a mortal son of Poseidon and first king of Atlantis.

Science

Astronomy

* Atlas (moon), a moon of Saturn
* Atlas (crater), a prominent impact crater on the Moon
* Atlas (star), a triple star system in the Pleiades cluster

Biology

* A book about flora and/or fauna of an area or region; for example, Atlases of the flora and fauna of Britain and Ireland
* Atlas (anatomy), the topmost cervical vertebra of the human spine
* Atlas Bear, a species of bear native to Africa, now extinct
* Atlas Beetle, a rhinoceros beetle ("Dynastinae") in the genus "Chalcosoma"
* "Atlas Cedar", a large cedar tree native to the Atlas mountains of Algeria and Morocco
* Atlas Flycatcher, a bird in the an Old World Flycatcher family
* "Attacus atlas" (or Atlas moth), a large saturniid moth
* "Testudo atlas" (Colossochelys Atlas or Atlas turtle), an extinct species of cryptodire turtle from the Pleistocene period

Physics

* ATLAS experiment, a particle detector for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN
* Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System, a particle accelerator at the Argonne National Laboratory

Mathematics

* Atlas (topology), a collection of local coordinate charts in mathematics

pace

* Atlas (rocket family) family of rockets
** SM-65 Atlas, early model Atlas rocket
** Mercury-Atlas, the US Space Program project that astronaut John Glenn participated in
** Atlas II
** Atlas III was a US launch vehicle (2000 - 2005)
* Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope, the proposed successor for the Hubble Space Telescope

Computing

* Atlas Computer (Manchester) (1962 - 1971), an early computer built at the University of Manchester
** Titan (computer) (also known as the Atlas 2), its successor
** Atlas Autocode, a programming language developed for the Atlas Computer
* UNIVAC 1101, also known as the "Atlas"
** UNIVAC 1103, also known as the "Atlas II"
* ATLAS Transformation Language, an OMG standard for performing model transformations
* "Atlas" was the former name for ASP.NET AJAX, Microsoft software, a set of ASP.NET extensions providing Ajax functionality
* Atlas Terrain Engine, developed by Garage Games for use in their Torque Shader Engine
* ATLAS, Automatically Tuned Linear Algebra Software an optimized BLAS implementation
* ATLAS, Abbreviated Test Language for All Systems, a programming language used for automated test equipment
* Atlas.ti, a qualitative analysis software
* Texture atlas
* Atlas, a Supercomputer installed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 2006
* ATLAS - control software used on the Pendolino train

Geography

* Atlas District, an arts and entertainment district in the Near Northeast neighborhood of Washington, D.C., USA
* Atlas, Illinois, an unincorporated community in western Pike County, Illinois, USA
* Atlas Mountains, a complex of mountain ranges in northwest Africa
** Anti-Atlas, a mountain range in Morocco.
** High Atlas, a mountain range in Morocco, contains the highest point in the Atlas Mountains.
*** Grand Atlas Mountains, another name for the High Atlas
** Middle Atlas, a mountain range in Northern Morocco.
** Saharan Atlas, a mountain range in Algeria
** Tell Atlas, the Atlas mountain range that parallels the Mediterranean coast.
* Atlas, Pennsylvania, USA
* Atlas Township, Michigan, USA

Entertainment

* "Atlas" (album), an album by Mexican electro-pop band Kinky
* Atlas (band), a rock band from Christchurch, New Zealand
* Atlas Games (company), a publisher of role-playing and card games
* Advanced Technology Leisure Application Simulator, a large hydraulic motion simulator for the theme park industry
* RTV Atlas a broadcaster in Montenegro
**Radio Atlas, a radio station in Montenegro

Literature and press

* "Atlas Shrugged", a novel by Ayn Rand
* "Atlas", a book of photography by German artist Gerhard Richter
* "The Atlas (novel)", by American author William T. Vollmann
* Atlas (magazine), Turkish monthly magazine on geography, environment, history and culture
* Cloud Atlas (2004), a book by British author David Mitchell.

Comics

* Atlas Comics (1950s), the company that evolved into Marvel Comics
** "Agents of Atlas", a Marvel Comics mini-series that included a foundation named Atlas
** Atlas, a fictional character from Marvel Comics, also known as Erik Josten (formerly a member of the Thunderbolts)
* Atlas (comic series), a comic book series by Dylan Horrocks
* Atlas (DC Comics), a fictional character published by DC Comics
** Atlas (story arc), a DC Comics story arc featuring Atlas
* Atlas/Seaboard Comics, (1970s) a line of comics published by Seaboard Periodicals
* Atlas, a fictional villain in the Teen Titans animated series.
* King Atlas (Transformers) a Transformers character
* Atlas, the brother and recurring rival of Astro Boy in the Anime and later TV series.

Companies

* Atlas Air, a cargo airline based in Purchase, New York
* Atlas Aircraft, a US aircraft maker in the 1940s
* Atlas Aviation, an aircraft maintenance firm in Florida, USA
* Atlas Blue, a low-cost airline based in Marrakech, Morocco
* Atlas Car and Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of small railroad locomotives
* Atlas Copco, a Swedish rock drill manufacturer
** Polar Atlas historic Swedish diesel maker, later part of Atlas Copco
* Atlas Corporation, an architectural company
* Atlas Group Business Group in Pakistan
** Honda Atlas Cars Pakistan (1992 - ) Atlas Group joint venture with Honda to build cars and motorbikes
** Atlas Bank (1990 - ) bank in Pakistan
* Atlas-Imperial, a historic American diesel engine builder
* Atlas Media Corporation, is a non-fiction entertainment company based in New York City, USA
* Atlas Model Railroad, maker of scale railroad models
* Atlas Peak Olive Oil Company, an olive oil farm above Napa Valley, California, USA
* Atlas Telecom, a worldwide communications company
* Atlas Van Lines, a moving van company
* Atlas Venture, an international early-stage venture capital firm
* Atlas Werke (1911 - 1969), a shipbuilder based in Bremen, Germany
* STN Atlas Elektronik GmbH was a German defence company producing electronics until 2003
* Atlas Elektronik GmbH (2003 - ) is a naval/marine electronics and systems business based in Bremen, Germany.
* Atlasjet, a Turkish airline
* Dresser Atlas (1968 - 1987) was a provider of oil field services and subsequently factory automation services
* Western Atlas US company (1987 - 1998) subsequently Atlas Wireline and Baker Atlas
* Tele Atlas, a Dutch mapping company

People

* Meir Atlas (1848–1926), Rabbi of Shavel in Lithuania and one of the founders of the Telz Yeshiva
* Charles Atlas (1892–1972), a famous bodybuilder
* Tony Atlas (born 1954), a professional wrestler, bodybuilder, and powerlifter
* Teddy Atlas (born 1956), a well-known boxing trainer and fight commentator
* Natacha Atlas (born 1964), a Belgian singer
* James Atlas (born 1949), is a founding editor of the Lipper/Viking Penguin Lives Series
* Atllas, a rapper from Phoenix, Arizona
* Atlas DaBone, an American professional wrestler
* Atlas is a nickname for Michael Marra, a Scottish musician (born 1952).

Military

* Atlas Aircraft Corporation, a South African military aircraft manufacturer, formerly known as Atlas Aviation
** Atlas Oryx, a medium-sized utility helicopter manufactured by the Atlas Aircraft Corporation of South Africa
** Atlas Cheetah, a fighter aircraft of the South African Air Force
** Atlas Carver, a South African military jet development project that was cancelled in the 1990s
** Atlas XH-1 Alpha, a military helicopter
* ATLAS (simulation), a system used to conduct military Command Post Exercises (CPX) within the Royal Thai Army
* Armstrong Whitworth Atlas, a British military aeroplane manufactured (1927 - 1933)
* HMLAT-303 is a United States Marine Corps helicopter squadron known as Atlas.
* USS Atlas is the name of three different US warships between 1869 and 1972

Automotive

* Atlas (automobile), an American automobile manufactured from 1907 to 1913
* Atlas (1951 automobile), originally known as La Coccinelle, a mini-car made in France in 1951
* GM Atlas engine, a family of truck engines from General Motors
* Nissan Atlas, a Japanese light truck
* Atlas, a van made by the Standard Motor Company (UK) 1958-62
** Atlas Major, a Standard Motor Company#Military and Commercial van 1962-1963
* Atlas (light trucks), a vehicle manufacturer in Greece

port

* Atlas (volleyball), a volleyball team from Wrocław, Poland
* Atlas Stone, a boulder lifting event in strength events.
* F.C. Atlas A.C., a Mexican professional football club

Other

* Atlas (architecture), a support or column sculpted in the form of a man
* Atlas (cartography), a collection of maps, traditionally bound into book form
* Atlas languages, a subgroup of the Northern Berber languages spoken in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco
* Atlas, a mountain once worshiped by the Berbers, according to Strabo and Herodotus.
* Atlas Uranium Mill, a decommissioned uranium mill near Moab, Utah
* Atlas Vampire, the nickname of the assailant of the unsolved "Vampire Murder" in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1932
* Atlas Economic Research Foundation, an incubator for free market think tanks
* Atlas (1863 - 1885), one of the eight South Devon Railway Dido class steam locomotives
* Atlas (1927 - 1962), a LMS Royal Scot Class steam locomotive
* Atlas, a book size
* Atlas, a character from the video game "Bioshock".
* ATLAS is an acronym for Association for Tourism and Leisure Education, a European educational project
* Atlas V (boat), a Belgian tug boat used by the resistance in World War I


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