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Prime Minister to pay working visit to European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva

Published date 06.07.2017 17:37 | Author PR Service

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Podgorica, Montenegro (6 July 2017) -- Prime Minister Duško Marković will pay a working visit to the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva on 7 July 2017, at the invitation of CERN Director General Fabiola Gianotti.

The Prime Minister's visit includes a tour of the Synchronic Cycle, CMS Detectors, and the Global LHC Computer Network, a meeting with Former CERN Director General Herwig Schopper, as well as the Montenegrin students and scientists working in the CERN.

During the visit, the Prime Minister will sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Montenegro and CERN, which will enable Montenegro to become a full member of the CMS Experiment (The Compact Muon Solenoid). It is one of the largest LHC experiments in CERN, which employs around 4,000 scientists, engineers and students from 200 research institutions around the world, among which are the most eminent scientific institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Caltech and ETH Zürich. By signing the memorandum, the entire infrastructure of the Great Hadron Collider (LHC) with all the accompanying equipment, detectors and computer systems will become available to the Montenegrin researchers.

Minister of Science Sanja Damjanović, Vice-President of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts Ljubiša Stankovic and head of the research group of the University of Montenegro who will be working with CERN on the CMS project Nataša Raičević from the Faculty of Science and Mathematics, will also join the Prime Minister on his visit to the CERN.

CONTEXT

Large Hadron Collider - LHC with supporting infrastructure, detectors and computer systems is not only the largest scientific experiment in the world, but the most complex machine of today. Membership in the CMS experiment will allow the engagement of other professions, such as engineers, electronics and informatics.

European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) was founded in 1954. Twenty-two countries are members of the organisation, whereas around 13,000 people from more than 110 countries around the world are involved in CERN projects, of which about 3,000 are doctoral students.

INFORMATION FOR THE MEDIA

Following the visit, a press release will be issued.

Public Relations Service of the Government of Montenegro will provide photographs and video recordings of the visit and address of the Prime Minister.

PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF MONTENEGRO