From Trans-Siberian School of High-Energy Physics to internship at CERN

The Trans-Siberian School of High-Energy Physics organized by Tomsk Polytechnic University and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) completed its work in Tomsk. For five days, its participants, students and young scientists from five countries, presented the outcomes of their research. Leading high energy physicists gave lectures to them. This year CERN Director for Accelerators and Technology Frederick Bordry has visited Tomsk for the first time. He and his colleagues told the TPU News Office which young specialists they want in CERN and how to get work or internship there. 


Photo: Head of CMS-CER group, Camporesi Tiziano (CERN) and CERN Director for Accelerators and Technology, Frederick Bordry

TPU and CERN held the first School last year. This year lectors from Switzerland, France, Great Britain, China, Moscow and Novosibirsk came to participate in the event. They told the students about the future of accelerators and medical physics, searches for physics beyond the Standard Model and the role of electron-positron colliders in the process, and about CERN as an intelligent magnet for the young generation of scientists.

For young researchers, the Trans-Siberian School of High-Energy Physics became not only an educational platform but also a site for idea exchange and acquaintance with mega science facilities. As soon as this summer a few participants will come to CERN for an internship, which is viewed by young scholars as an entry point into the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

Head of CMS-CER group Camporesi Tiziano told:

‘For young talented scientists, there are many opportunities to get to CERN. Perhaps, the main ‘contact point’ is a two-month summer internship. Some of the participants of the School will come to us this summer. They will take part in experiments and attend lectures.

After the summer internship, they will be able to compete for participation in the organization’s projects.’ 


Photo: At the lecture by Director for Research of French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Marc Winter

According to CERN Director for Accelerators and Technology Frederick Bordry, young scientists specialized in different fields are needed at CERN.

‘Since CERN projects are very large-scale we are interested in different specialists. They can be from both machine engineering, electrical engineering, vacuum and fore vacuum systems. CERN needs young talents,’

noted he during the interview. 

According to Director of the A.I. Alikhanov Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics of the NRC Kurchatov Institute and coordinator of Russian participation in the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider Viktor Egorychev, the main thing young scientists should focus on is getting new knowledge.

‘To get in CERN you need a focus on study and research. If you have knowledge and experience CERN will find you itself,’ said Viktor Egorychev.

Currently, Tomsk Polytechnic University is represented by 10 students and young scientists in the research of the European Organization for Nuclear Research. On the completion of the second Trans-Siberian School of High-Energy Physics, TPU expects to extend its interaction with CERN, involving more and more students and young scientists in its activity.