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Government of India
Ministry of Science & Technology
27-August-2012 12:49 IST
National Meet on “India at the Large Hadron Collider”
Department of Science and Technology, Government of India is organizing a 1-day National Meet on “India at the Large Hadron Collider” on 29th August, 2012 in New Delhi. India has been involved in Large Hadron Collider related work since long. India has also been actively involved in CMS, ALICE and GRID projects and contributed in the recent discovery of Higgs Boson (popularly known as God particle). Institutions like BARC, TIFR, SINP, IIT Mumbai and Delhi, Punjab and Vishwa Bharati University groups are in CMS experiment and have contributed to the recent discovery of Higgs like particle.

Institutions like VECC, and University groups like Rajasthan, Aligarh, Jammu and some other groups are in ALICE experiment which is looking for primordial state of matter after Big Bang such as the quark-gluon plasma. Other institutions such as RRCAT, IGCAR, BHEL, ECIL, ATL, IGTR have contributed to accelerator and electronics at LHC. From precision magnet positioning stands jacks to circuit breakers; from LHC grid computing software to CMS & ALICE detector building, contribution from Indian scientists have been extensive. The proposed National Meet is to bring together scientists who have participated in the LHC project at one place to showcase engagements, contributions and achievements of Indian participants at LHC. The National Meet will have three technical sessions devoted to CMS, ALICE and Grid computing and a Panel discussion.

The National Meet will be inaugurated by Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India. Prof. V.S. Ramamurthy, Former Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, Dr. R.K. Sinha, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission & Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India and Dr. T. Ramasami, Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India will grace the occasion.