A scientific group from Tomsk Polytechnic University entered the RD51 collaboration of the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva last week. The RD51 collaboration is an “entry point” to exchange knowledge on a global scale. It is engaged in the technological development of microstructure for gas detectors, software and electronics development necessary for their operation, and contributes to the expansion of detector use in the industry.
“This event is very significant for Tomsk Polytechnic University, as it is the first official entry of the school into collaboration at CERN. The group included young scientists from two TPU Institutes: the Institute of Physics and Technology and the Institute of Cybernetics,”- commented Sergey Baidali, director of the Institute of Cybernetics, the team leader in RD51 from TPU.
“We are very pleased with TPU joining the RD51 team at CERN. The group possesses unique engineering competence, and I hope that our future cooperation will improve the technological characteristics of the microstructure of gas detectors and expand their application in Russia”,
- said Maxim Titov, scientific secretary of the RD51collaboration.
“There is no doubt that the group under the auspices of TPU will make a significant contribution to the collaboration,” - said João Veloso, chairman of the RD51 Council.
To be reminded the CERN experts said in November 2015 that Tomsk Polytechnic University could become an official member of one of the CERN collaborations.
CERN is the world's largest center for nuclear research. Its accelerators include the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is the largest accelerator in the world. The four main experiments which are now held in LHC - ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb.
Since 2015 young scientists and university graduate students have being carried out joint projects with the CERN IT Department in the ATLAS. Currently, TPU begins to take part in other CERN experiments - official documents and conditions for joining LHCb by a TPU group are developed.