Foreign minister visit to CERN
During his working visit to Geneva, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Mongolia, L.Bold, got introduced to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The Director General of CERN, Rolf-Dieter Heuer, welcomed L.Bold and comprehensively discussed their experimental work and research. L.Bold then became familiarized with the operations of the ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) Underground Collaboration.
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (Organisation Europeenne pour la Recherche Nucleaire, in French), known as CERN, is an international organization whose purpose is to operate the world’s largest particle physics laboratory. Established in 1954, the organization is based in the northwest suburbs of Geneva on the Franco–Swiss border, and has 20 European member states.
The term CERN is also used to refer to the laboratory, which employs just under 2,400 full-time employees, 1,500 part-time employees, and hosts some 10,000 visiting scientists and engineers, representing 608 universities and research facilities and 113 nationalities.
CERN’s main function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics research. As a result, numerous experiments have been constructed at CERN following international collaborations. It is also the birthplace of the World Wide Web. The main site at Meyrin has a large computer center containing powerful data-processing facilities, primarily for experimental data analysis. Because of the need to make these facilities available to researchers elsewhere, this site has historically been a major wide area networking hub.
Minister L.Bold sought opportunities to have Mongolian scientists and engineers trained at CERN and expressed an interest to collaborate. The request will be reviewed and decided by the CERN administration, informed the Press, Media, and Public Relations Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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