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October 20, 2020

University of Timisoara, part of the biggest collaboration project in history of science

*UVT is part of the RO-ATLAS cluster coordinated by the Physics and Engineering Institute of Bucharest


The West University of Timisoara (UVT) is an important actor in the implementation of the ATLAS Experiment. The experiment is taking place under the aegis of the biggest international scientific collaboration project in the history of science – CERN (Conseil Europeen pour la Recherce Nucleaire) – whose object is to carry out fundamental research on the structure of matter, the beginning and the growth of the Universe. Thus, UVT joins 180 universities from 38 states which are taking part in the ATLAS Experiment.

At national level, UVT, through its Physics Faculty, is part of the RO-ATLAS cluster coordinated by the ‘Horia Hulubei’ Physics and Engineering Institute of Bucharest.

Under the coordination of Dr. Paul Gravila, certified CERN-ATLAS author, UVT’s Physics Faculty is carrying out, alongside other international research teams, specific physics data analysis works.

“In the experimental physics domain, things have reached such a level of complexity that decisive results can be expected only as part of such a global effort. We are glad to be part of what we can consider the first line of scientific research,” Dr. Paul Gavrila stated.

“At present, physics offers some of the most important research projects in the world. The domain benefits from complex investment from Western states, the emphasis being laid on collaboration. We are taking advantage of this perspective and getting our people and resources involved in attempting to answer, alongside our national and international colleagues, the questions of the day and of the future. Collaborating within ATLAS brings considerable added value to the university, one that will multiply at the level of our teaching staff and students,” UVT Rector Marilen Pirtea stated.


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