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Czechs in the CERN: 200 Czechs work in the most famous scientific centre

 
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Czech scientists cooperate in the scientific programme of one of the most famous scientific centres, the CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research). Currently, 200 citizens of the Czech Republic work in the centre, of which one third are students.

 
 
Although the Czech contribution to the total budget is only 1.1 percent, i.e. 222 million crowns, the share of Czech scientists in the project is 3 percent. Director-General of the CERN, Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer, who visited the Czech Republic in May 2012 on the occasion of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the collaboration of the Czech Republic with the CERN, stated that the CERN is a great opportunity especially for the young. The scientists in the research centre can use a microscope with extraordinary capacity, as well as a unique magnificent particle accelerator, by the means of which scientists successfully simulated the Big Bang, i.e. the conditions at the birth of the Universe, in March 2012.

The Czechs in the CERN collaborate within an ATLAS multifunctional detector project, which is constructed so that it is possible to examine a huge number of physical phenomena with the magnificent particle accelerator. The detector comprises a system of magnets that create a magnetic field. The system alone basically consists of a cylinder with coils that embrace the tube of the accelerator. The ATLAS device is the largest detector designed to observe particle collisions.

You will find more information about the research and the CERN here.
 
Author: Andrea Kábelová
 
Added: 02.07.2012
 
 
 

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