Science and technology in Europe

Turkish student participates in CERN experiment

Erdem Yiğit Ertörer, a 26-year-old Turkish Ph.D. student in the U.S., has realized his childhood dream to work at CERN by qualifying to participate in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment, one of the five major experiments conducted at CERN.

Doing his Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University, Ertörer is expected to spend about three years working on CERN's CMS experiment.

EIT sets up info center in Cyprus

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is about to set up an information center in Cyprus, called the EIT Community RIS Hub and is already in search of a national secretary to lead and coordinate it.

The announcement was made on Wednesday at an info day event in Cyprus, co-organized by the EIT and the Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF).

Agreement signed to boost companies’ involvement in CERN

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport to cooperate in promoting Slovenian companies’ cooperation with CERN in Geneva, which operates the world’s largest particle physics laboratory and is the site of the world’s largest particle accelerator.

Supercomputer Vega launched in Slovenia

Maribor – Supercomputer Vega was formally launched in Maribor on Tuesday, putting Slovenia on the global map of computer super powers. It is the first in a series of eight planned high-performance computing (HPC) centres in the EU.

Vega is a 6.9 petaflops supercomputer, which means it can do 6.9 million billion computing operations per second, and it cost EUR 17.2 million.

Supercomputer Vega delivered to Slovenia

Maribor – Vega, the biggest supercomputer in Slovenia and one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, has been delivered to Maribor and will be launched at the Institute of Information Science (IZUM) in April. IZUM director Aleš Bošnjak said it will enable scientists to take part in major international research projects.