EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation visits CERN

The EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, visited CERN on 30 January 2015. He was invited by the Director-General to obtain a first-hand impression of some of the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, just before the eagerly awaited restart of the LHC at record energies.


EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas (first row, fourth from right), accompanied by members of CERN management and researchers involved in the CESSAMag project.

The Commissioner was informed about the missions and various activities of CERN, including knowledge transfer and technologies for medical applications. He visited CMS, some of the magnets developed by CERN for SESAME in the framework of the EU co-funded CESSAMag project, and the IT Computing Centre. 

The Commissioner encouraged CERN to engage in a European Science Cloud Pilot that could be built on top of existing and highly successful distributed computing initiatives, in some of which CERN played a fundamental role.

One of the magnets being tested at CERN, in the framework of the CESSAMag project.

CERN and the EC have had a long-standing collaboration for many years. As one of the major stakeholders of the European Research Area, CERN contributes actively to its further development, notably in areas such as research and e-infrastructures, international cooperation, open access, training, mobility and careers of researchers, knowledge transfer and innovation.

by Svetlomir Stavrev