Turkey’s science minister to visit CERN

Nihat Ergun will pay a visit to Switzerland on October 20-21 upon an invitation of Turkish scientists working in CERN.

Turkey’s science, industry and technology minister will visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland, his office said on Tuesday.

Nihat Ergun will pay a visit to Switzerland on October 20-21 upon an invitation of Turkish scientists working in CERN.

Ergun will first visit IBM Research Laboratory and nanotechnology center in Zurich, and discuss possible cooperation in establishing a similar laboratory in Turkey.

Minister Ergun will later proceed to Geneva to visit CERN. He will be briefed by CERN executives, and learn about contributions of Turkish scientists.

In 2009, Turkey applied to become a full member to CERN. Twenty countries are full members of the organization, whereas eight others are observers.

Turkey is the only country which got observer status in 1961. Almost 200 Turkish scientists are working in CERN.

 

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18 October 2011 Tuesday