Istanbul Aydin University has joined the CERN / ATLAS Team

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CERN, The European Organization for Nuclear Research located in Geneva/Switzerland has unanimously accepted the Istanbul Aydin University as a participant for the collaboration of the ongoing experiment ATLAS during the board meeting in June 2014.


During ATLAS Collaboration Meeting in 15 - 20 June 2014 at Romania, Sibiu, Istanbul Aydin University has been accepted to join as a participant unanimously by the member states of 21 different countries and institutes. 

CERN has established in 1954, the organization is based in the northwest suburbs of Geneva on the Franco–Swiss border, and has 21 European member states. The term CERN is also used to refer to the laboratory, which in 2013 counted 2513 staff members, and hosted some 12313 fellows, associates, apprentices as well as visiting scientists and engineers representing 608 universities and research facilities and 113 nationalities.

Turkey has been an observer country status since 1961 and accepted as the third associate member in 12 May 2014 with a ceremony attended by Director General, Dr. Rolf Heuer and Energy and Natural Resources Minister of Turkey, Mr. Taner Yıldız. Officially the membership of Turkey will start right after the Turkish Parliament confirmation of the agreement. 


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