WOULD YOU like to help find something called a God particle? Perhaps find the missing link between elementary particles and matter? Even better, shoot beams of protons at each other from either end of a 27km-long particle accelerator known as the Large Hadron Collider?
If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of the above then you need to get yourself down to the Pefkios Georgiades theatre at the Cyprus University of Technology (TEPAK) at 4.30pm today to hear all about the training and job opportunities for graduates or students at CERN, the largest research centre of its kind.
According to the university’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering and Informatics, CERN’s Seamus Hegarty from the human resources department will present training, employment and research opportunities at CERN which are available to students and graduates of Cyprus in fields ranging from physics to engineering, computing and administration.
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research known as CERN operates the world’s largest particle physics laboratory, employing and hosting thousands of scientists and engineers from all over the world involved in high-energy physics research. It is also home of the now famous particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.
CERN scientists have baffled and amazed people around the world in their efforts to look for that missing particle that supplies mass to matter, which if found, would complete Albert Einstein’s theory of the universe.
Cyprus applied to join CERN in June 2009, getting the green light on October 5, 2012, making it an associate member.