Georgia is moving to a new stage of cooperation with the world-renowned European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Zviad Gabisonia, Director General of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation and representatives of the Foundation held official meetings on September 2-4 in Geneva at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN - Conseil Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire). Director General of the Fund - Zviad Gabisonia met with representatives of the top management of Cherni Emanuel Cesmelis, Prof. Martin Steinachel, Prof. Christian Sheffer, prof. Rosario Principali. Additionally, business meetings were also held with the CMS Project Director - Ticiano Camporese and technical director of “ATLAS” - Ludovico Pontecorvo.
The meetings were attended by Georgian scientists participating in the CERN Collaborative - CMS Georgian Team Leader - Zviad Tsamalaidze and the leader of the ATLAS Georgian Team - Irakli Minashvili. New opportunities for Georgia's cooperation with CERN were discussed amongst other important topics. In particular, an agreement will be signed between CERN and the Rustaveli Foundation, which will enable young Georgian scientists to conduct scientific research in engineering and applied physics at CERN's largest research centers and laboratories.
The CERN leadership highly appreciated the participation of Georgian scientists in major CERN projects and noted that Georgian scientists have the most important scientific results in the 42 countries' collaborative projects.