TUBITAK becomes member of CERN

TUBITAK becomes member of CERN


  • Release Date: May 17, 2017

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) signed recently a “Framework Cooperation Agreement”. The agreement aims to strengthen relations among institutions and enable TUBITAK to benefit broadly from the possibilities of CERN. Both institutions will work together in line with their strategic objectives.


Before the agreement, TUBITAK Vice President Dr. Orkun Hasekioğlu visited the CERN with the delegation under his leadership. They received information about the ATLAS Experiment in which 1,800 physicists from 35 different countries work on and examined the particle physics detector designed at CERN.

During the visit, it was discussed the steps that Turkey should follow in order to become a technology leader in its own region and support programs that could be organized to increase the number of Turkish students and researchers at CERN.


The European Center for Nuclear Research was established in 1954 in Geneva. CERN, the world’s largest particle physics research laboratory, was built with the aim of jointly conduct researchs and share the cost between members:
Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Netherlands, UK, Spain, Israel, Sweden, Italy, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Romania and Greece are members. The United States, Japan and Russia are in observer status. As a result of the agreement, Turkey has become a “member” of CERN.

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