TOMSK, Apr 8 – RIA Tomsk. Fifty students and young
scientists, including those from France, Poland and the Czech Republic, became
participants of the second Trans-Siberian school on High Energy Physics,
organized by Tomsk Polytechnic University and CERN, the Director of Research
School of High-Energy Physics of TPU Leonid Sukhikh told RIA Tomsk.
He noted that the geography of the participants of the
second school had expanded significantly and included Kazakhstan, the Czech
Republic, Poland, Belarus, France, Siberia, Moscow and the Moscow region. Young
scientists arrived in Tomsk to study advanced high-energy physics research
during the first week of April.
The Trans-Siberian School (TSS) brought together 51
students and young scientist who have either conducted research at the European
Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) or want to join them, and experienced
scientists working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The main
task – is to show the researchers at the start of their careers the problems of
modern high-energy physics, which the world's largest collaborations are
"Modern level of the challenges facing humanity
in the field of research of the fundamental bases of the universe is such that
research is possible only when scientists from around the world join large
collaborations creating unique installations existing in a single copy, for
example, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN", – he told.
Sukhikh reminded that TPU is actively cooperating with
CERN in the fields of physics and engineering.
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"A necessary element of any education is the work
of students not on educational projects, but on real projects and tasks. CERN
is exactly the place where the tasks at the forefront of science and technology
are generated, the place where the system for including young researchers in
research and engineering research activity", – he explained.
According to Sukhikh, conducting the Trans-Siberian
School at the base of Polytechnic University in Tomsk, together with CERN, is
due to the coincidence of interests of both parties - TPU’s desire to actively
join major international collaborations to gain new competencies by students
and staff and CERN’s desire to involve the most talented and efficient students
and young scientists to work on projects.
During the week, scientists working in large
collaborations gave lectures to students "on the cutting edge of high
energy physics in the context of new installations and projects". Students
and young scientists, in turn, carried out practical tasks and reported on the
results of their research.
"The most important thing for the school is that
students from different cities and countries could get to know each other, find
points of scientific contact, talk about their studies and not only listen to
lectures, but also communicate with lecturers in an informal setting, among
whom were, for example, Frédérick Bordry – the Director of CERN for
Accelerators and Technology", – Sukhikh concluded.