MINSK, 26 April (BelTA) – Belarusian scientists will take part in an international project meant to find new particles, BelTA learned from Sergei Kilin, Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, before the opening ceremony of the international symposium on integrating Belarusian scientists into research programs of the world's leading nuclear physics centers.
According to the source, scientists from all over the world are preparing an international project designed to find new particles. Belarusian scientists intend to take an active part in the project just like in the previous project, which led to the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012.
Belarusian scientists made a tangible contribution to the discovery of the Higgs boson via the nuclear research institute in Dubna, Russia and via CERN in Geneva, Switzerland as part of the international collaboration schemes ATLAS and CMS. Belarusian scientists and manufacturers participated in the scientific research and R&D work the project required. Belarusian enterprises helped create a number of key detector microchips, which were used as part of the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle accelerator in CERN. The Minsk-based MZOR factory was one of them. The factory made detector structures while detector crystals were developed by Belarusian scientists. As many as 21 researchers from Belarusian scientific institutions are listed as co-authors in publications relating to the Higgs boson discovery.
The international symposium on integrating Belarusian scientists into research programs of the world's leading nuclear physics centers is scheduled to take place in Minsk on 26-28 April. Expanding the participation of Belarusian scientists in international nuclear physics projects is one of the tasks the symposium is supposed to accomplish.More about Society