Romania becomes CERN member. President Iohannis to attend the official event

Romania, accepted last year as a full member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research – CERN, will mark this on Monday, September 5, at Geneva. President Klaus Iohannis will attend the official event, following which Romania became the twenty-second member state of CERN.

Some Romanian researchers, which already collaborate with CERN, and two national Olympians in Physics will join the Romanian president at the event.

Currently, more than 100 Romanian researchers are participating in the scientific experiments carried out at LHC (ALICE, ATLAS, LHCb etc.) and in the global GRID network. The first LHC experiment where the Institute of Space Science (ISS) has been involved from its proposal stage is MoEDAL. The ALICE experiment (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is another important experiment where ISS researchers are involved. From May to November 2015 some ISS researchers at CERN, where they are running monitoring shifts for data acquisition at ALICE, as part of their duties.

Romania’s collaboration with CERN began in 1991 with the signature of the first Agreement on the Romanian research and industry involvement in programs of this organisation.

In December 2008, Romania was accepted as a candidate state at CERN and a year later a draft agreement with CERN on the accession of Romania as a full member was completed. The document, valid for five years, was signed in February 2010 in Geneva, and subsequently ratified by Law 203/2010.



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