In the Tomsk Polytechnic University opened a joint CERN school on high energy physics

MOSCOW, April 19. /TASS/. TRANS-Siberian school on high energy physics organized jointly with the European organization for nuclear research (CERN) opened at Tomsk Polytechnic University, said on Thursday TASS in the TPU. Scientists at CERN and other international research centres will lecture and share experiences with students and young researchers from all over Siberia.

"2015 TPU interacts with CERN on a number of fronts, including the upgrade of the Collider and the analysis of diamond detectors. The University has signed agreements on participation in six collaborations, among which the LHCB, CMS and others. And in this cooperation we have actively engaged our students, orienting, training future professionals to work in scientific megaprojects"- said TASS, the rector of TPU Alexander Wagner, emphasizing the importance of the educational components of the school.

TRANS-Siberian school on high energy physics was a continuation of scientific cooperation, Tomsk Polytechnic University and CERN. For example, tomichi inspect the diamonds for detectors of the Large hadron Collider, develop with foreign colleagues, new management of the proton beam of the Large hadron Collider (LHC), precise characteristics of the Higgs boson, are other studies in particle physics. Engineers TPU developed and supplied to CERN the details of the rail system for one of the main detectors of the Collider, which will answer the questions of existence of antimatter.

Russian universities and megascience

The role of Russian universities in international scientific collaborations has become a key topic for discussion, which was held in the framework of the school. Your thoughts about the importance and potential of cooperation shared by the representatives of CERN and the Russian magaziens projects from Dubna, Novosibirsk and the Kurchatov Institute, who conduct research at CERN.

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"Today, the major projects that we call megascience become the core of science and contribute to its development. The task of the scientific organizations and academic institutions to be involved in these projects, because projects such as CERN possible. Cooperation helps to solve global problems, to share results and resources, above all intellectual"- said Maxim Titov, an employee of the atomic energy Commission of France (CEA).


Scientific megaprojects require not only technology and funding. Great importance for the development of science in labs like CERN plays intellectual potential. Therefore, the involvement of youth, development of research and educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students is of particular importance.

Director of international relations at CERN Charlotte Warakaulle has identified three areas in which young researchers can prove themselves in the largest laboratory for high energy physics. This is the upgrade of the Large hadron Collider, experiments at the CERN equipment and design of new research technologies. "In all these areas we welcome the participation of students from Russia, – said Charlotte Warakaulle. – In the framework of the TRANS-Siberian school we were just discussing the important issues of involvement of young scientists and students, as well as the opportunities provided at the regional level. A big thank you to TPU, which runs the school".

"Our projects grow in breadth, and we understand that for successful implementation we need the intellectual resources of the regions. Therefore, we are not limited to only large cities, but pay attention to strong universities and institutions outside the capitals. Tomsk and neighboring cities show great potential and activism to collaborate with CERN" said Advisor to the Director General of CERN Christoph Schaefer, who spoke during the discussion on educational opportunities for students.


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