CERN’s atomic destroyer to “stop” work with Russia, Belarus

Substitute while the actions of the article are loading

GENEVA – The science lab, home to the world’s largest nuclear destroyer, says it plans to end all cooperation with Russia and Belarus because of their role in the war in Ukraine.

The announcement was made on Friday, a day after CERN’s board of directors made the decision.

In March, CERN suspended cooperation with the two countries over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine, which involved the passage of Russian forces through Belarus to invade Ukraine in February. 24.

“Yesterday’s council decision reaffirms the strong condemnation of the Russian-assisted Russian invasion of Ukraine, while leaving the door open for continued scientific co-operation if conditions allow,” CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti said in a statement.

The scientific organization said the council “intends to suspend” CERN’s cooperation agreements with Belarus and Russia when they expire in June and December 2024, respectively. CERN said it would monitor developments in Ukraine and remains ready to take further steps. as justified.

Such agreements are usually concluded for five years and are usually renewed unless notified by one or both parties in advance.

CERN, the historical acronym for what is now the European Organization for Nuclear Research, struggled with its response to the invasion because nearly 7 percent of more than 18,000 researchers around the world were linked to Russian institutions before the war broke out.

The announcement comes as CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, is in the process of launching its third cycle this summer.

The machine propelled particles through an underground, 27-kilometer (17-mile) ring of superconducting magnets in and around Geneva, generating science that could help unravel mysteries such as dark matter or the standard model of particle physics. Russian scientists have participated in the planning of numerous experiments.

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.