University membership in CERN was discussed at TSU

David Charlton, scientific director of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and Alexander Zaitsev, coordinator of Russian participation in the experiment, visited TSU. They viewed the scientific and research projects of TSU and discussed with the leadership of the University a partnership with the European Centre for Nuclear Research, CERN (Switzerland).

- CERN gathers powerful financial and scientific resources from around the world - says Oleg Tolbanov, TSU professor,and head of the Laboratory of Functional Electronics. - If we want to be integrated into the international scientific space, then we need to work with such centres, and it is a solid contribution to the development of the University. In addition, representatives of CERN noted our potential after meeting the projects.

At a meeting with scientists and university vice rectors, David Charlton spoke about what steps need to be taken for TSU to successfully enter the collaboration. In addition, he proposed the idea of organizing a summer school at CERN for Tomsk students.

During his visit, David Charlton became acquainted with the University, particularly with the groups already involved in the ATLAS project. Remember that in the summer of 2015, TSU became the first Russian participant in the ATLAS collaboration at CERN in the last quarter century. Under the project, TSU develops electronics for the modernization of the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider together with scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA)  the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), and other ATLAS project participants. Also radiophysicists of the University create radiation-hardened detectors for experiments to study the properties of the Higgs boson for ATLAS.

The Laboratory of Functional Electronics told the guests from CERN about the process of creating detectors and showed the equipment on which it is carried out. David Charlton also spoke to the TSU students and staff about the upcoming experiments in collaboration.