Kavala, Greece To Host CERN Computer Summer School


The computer school of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, better known by its French acronym CERN, will set up at the Kavala Institute of Technology (TEI) in September bringing together 60 students and 10 foreign professors from around the world.

To encourage students to register for the two-week program, the TEI  is offering two meals a day to participants, contributing to a unique exercise in educational mobility that more than 20 higher education institutions in Europe have hosted previously, notably at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, last year.

Cooperation between the TEI  and CERN does not stop at summer school – an ultrafast datalink will come online in September, enabling the Greek institute’s computers to help the Swiss facility’s supercomputer crunch the prodigious data output from the accelerator in which the existence of the elusive Higgs boson or so-called “God Particle” was recently confirmed, earning scientists Peter Higgs and Francois Engler the Nobel Prize in Physics.

The inauguration of the data connection to Kavala will be attended by CERN’s director-general, Rolf Dieter Heuer, and distinguished Greek and Swiss scientists.


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