Kazakhstan is expanding cooperation with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

On June 29, 2018 in Geneva, with assistance of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the International Cooperation Agreement (ICA) on scientific and technical cooperation was signed between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The document has been signed by the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Kanat Bozumbayev and the CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti.

The signed ICA is aimed in conducting joint fundamental and applied research in the field of nuclear and atomic physics, technical sciences, information and computer technologies. In addition, the students and scientists of Kazakhstan will have opportunity to train in the basis of CERN and participate in the work of unique experiments that are conducted at the laboratories of the Organization.

Moreover, the presentation on the activities of CERN was provided to the delegation of Kazakhstan, which consisted from the representatives of the Ministry of Energy, Institute of Nuclear Physics and Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Thereafter, the delegation visited CERN Control Center, Large Ion Collider Experiment, Large Magnet Facility and Synchrocyclotron.

CERN is the world's leading organization in the field of elementary particle physics research. Its headquarter is located in Geneva (Switzerland). The main installations are located on the border of Switzerland and France. In addition to discoveries in the field of fundamental physics, CERN became famous for the development of the World Wide Web, the Internet.

Currently, 22 countries are members of CERN. In addition to that, number of countries and international organizations has observer status. There are around 2400 people working constantly, more than 10 thousand physicists and engineers from 580 universities, and also institutes from 113 countries participating in the international experiments of CERN.

Created at : 29.06.2018, 16:00, Updated at : 29.06.2018, 16:00