Nearly 200 Greek scientists are working with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research program, joining colleagues from the U.S., Germany, France and Italy. The Swiss-based facility is the world’s largest particle physics laboratory.
The research team of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) has built a good 10% of the muon detectors, in Atlas detector, where the particles which result from proton collisions in the Large Hadron Collider, are captured.
AUTH members have worked with CERN experiments since 1970, although the co-operation has been strengthened since 1990, with the Atlas detector.
Joining the AUTH team are scientists from the National Technical and the Kapodistrian University of Athens, while in the second large detector, that goes under the name CMS, Greeks researchers from the Universities of Athens and Ioannina are cooperating.
Moreover, 51 students from Greece, Italy, the USA, Japan, India, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, France and other countries, who are participating in an international school for data selection and collection system, at the Research Results Dissemination Center of AUTH, will be given the chance to observe the work.