Visit to CERN

Representatives from the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia Andris Šternbergs (Deputy Director of science) and Anatolijs Popovs (Laboratory of Kinetics in Self-Organizing Systems) joined the Prime Minister of Latvia on his visit to European Nuclear Research Centre (CERN) and participated in CERN meeting with report.


Latvia considers the European Nuclear Research Centre (CERN) an important partner in raising scientific and technical capacity and transferring innovations from science to production, as the country can make its own contribution to a range of projects of this organisation. On Wednesday, 20 September, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia Māris Kučinskis acknowledged this fact during his visit to CERN.


During his visit, M. Kučinskis met the Director General of CERN Fabiola Gianotti to discuss cooperation opportunities between Latvia and CERN, as well as became acquainted with the experiments and scientific achievements made by CERN.


Founded in 1954, CERN is the centre of the most advanced discoveries that have an impact on global development. Exactly at CERN, the Internet was invented and a few years ago the Higgs boson was discovered using the Great Hadron Collider.