CERN Director visits Belgrade
29. March 2012. | 09:12
Source: Emg.rs, Tanjuig
Director General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Rolf-Dieter Heuer met yesterday with Serbian President Boris Tadic and Minister of Education Zarko Obradovic.
President Boris Tadic said at meeting with Director General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Rolf-Dieter Heuer, that Serbia's accession to the organization will speed up research processes and offer possibilities for the economic development.
Tadic also said that Serbia's Associate Membership in CERN is significant for domestic scientists, universities and institutes.
On January 10, 2012, Tadic and Heuer signed an agreement in Geneva, under which Serbia has become an associate member of CERN, the president's press service released in a statement.Today's meeting in Belgrade was also attended by Minister of Education and Science Zarko Obradovic.
Minister of Education and Science Zarko Obradovic said that Serbia has multiple benefits from the accession in the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) because cooperation is not tied exclusively to physicists, noting that it can engage businesspeople as well and that there is a possibility of applying the research in medicine.
Obradovic and Director General of CERN Rolf-Dieter Heuer, who visited the Faculty of Physics, assessed that the Serbian scientists are a great potential despite the lack of modern equipment, and that Serbia will benefit from joining this organisation.
The Minister of Education pointed out that CERN was surprised by the rapid ratification of the agreement by Serbia has become an associate member of this organisation.
Regardless of the fact that our scientists in Serbia work with equipment that is not of the latest technology, their presence in the project at CERN confirms their quality, said Obradovic.