SHiP (CERN) International Collaboration Meeting Held in Russia for the First Time

June 15, 2018
The 14th International SHiP Experiment meeting (CERN) was recently held at NUST MISIS. During the meeting, the first CERN meeting ever held in Russia, more than 50 specialists from 12 different countries discussed current projects and the details of future work.

essor Andrei Golutvin leads the project, and in 2017 he became the head of the NUST MISIS Center for Infrastructure Collaboration & Partnership MegaScience. This year, NUST MISIS has become the only Russian University to sign a cooperation agreement with the European Organization for Nuclear Research”, said Alevtina Chernikova, Rector of NUST MISIS.

NUST MISIS is the only Russian university that has signed a cooperation agreement with CERN. The University is a member of the LHCb collaboration (an operating experiment at the Large Hadron Collider with more than 850 participants), and SHiP (an operating experiment at the SPS accelerator with more than 250 participants).

misisIn 2018, a prototype of a tungsten—molybdenum target, one of the central nodes of the experiment, was developed and manufactured with significant input from NUST MISIS. CERN is currently testing the prototype, and the preliminary results will be available in autumn 2018.

The SHiP collaboration includes 52 institutions from 17 countries, including 9 Russian institutions. Professor Andrei Golutvin from the Imperial College London and NUST MISIS heads the experiment. That is fitting, seeing as Russian scientists first suggested the idea for the SHiP experiment. The Russian members of the team will also be designing and producing several key components for the project in the near future.

More details about the experiment can be found at http://ship.web.cern.ch/ship/.

Originally published at NUST MISiS website