Russia, CERN Sign New Deal On Cooperation In Particle Physics - Russian Science Ministry

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Russia, CERN Sign New Deal on Cooperation in Particle Physics - Russian Science Ministry

Russia and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) signed a deal on Tuesday that could open new avenues of cooperation, including in particle physics, the Russian Science Ministry said

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th April, 2019) Russia and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) signed a deal on Tuesday that could open new avenues of cooperation, including in particle physics, the Russian Science Ministry said.

The document was inked by Russian Deputy Minister of Science Grigory Trubnikov and CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti at a regular meeting of the Russia-CERN Committee in Geneva, Switzerland. The next meeting will take place this fall.

"The heads of the delegations signed an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation in high energy physics and other areas of mutual interest," the Russian ministry's press service told reporters.

Trubnikov said this "groundbreaking" deal was tailored to fit the interests of both sides and could expand the range of their cooperation.

The ministry said the delegates discussed Russia's role in CERN's High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider project, which aims to increase the collision rate at the accelerator bringing new opportunities for discovery of particles such as the Higgs boson.

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