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CERN to Collaborate with IIT-M for its Experiment

Nov 24, 2014 18:04 IST

    In the season of collaborations, one more name has been added to the list. IIT-Madras (IIT-M) is all set collaborate with CERN, a European research organization, to help it to again collect data from March 2015 for its discovery to find Higgs Boson a.k.a the god particle. Higgs Boson is a discovery by the prestigious Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment at CERN.  The Organization will have first IIT on board along with other reputed institutions like TIFR, BARC etc. The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment is a part of LHC to conclude the Higgs Boson experiment at CERN.

    The collaboration will carry with it several opportunities for IIT-M. The PhD students of physics of IIT-M will get to work with CERN, the undergraduates can get their summer projects at CMS. Along with this, the members of physics, computer science and electrical engineering departments at IIT-M can work on data analysis, grid computing and high-end detector building related to the experiment.

    As per Prafulla Kumar Behera, an associate professor with the department of physics, IIT-M, “CERN is home to a lot of innovations, including the world wide web. This collaboration is like a bridge that would connect us to the highest level of scientific research while offering them our talent and expertise.” Data analysis and upgradation of the detector will be the key areas where the work with take its progress.

    Earlier, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Delhi University and Panjab University were members of CMS and associated with the experiment for long.

    Important Points

    • IIT-M is all set collaborate with CERN, a European research organization
    • The collaboration will be to collect data for its discovery of Higgs Boson
    • IIT-M will get various opportunities to work under CERN
    • Key areas for work on Data analysis and upgradation of the detector

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