Minister of Science, Technology and Research, Susil Premajayantha has announced that a Steering Committee will be established in Sri Lanka to develop physics education at the high school and university levels and to strengthen cooperation with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The Committee would comprise a core group drawn from universities and relevant agencies, such as the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research, COSTI, NSF, etc.
The Minister made this observation when he addressed an event on Wednesday 3 May 2017 in Geneva, to mark the visit to CERN by the first scientific delegation from Sri Lanka comprising five Sri Lankan physicists representing universities of Sri Lanka from 3-5 May 2017. During their stay in Geneva, the Sri Lankan physicists familiarized themselves with the several facilities in CERN, including the CERN Data Centre, the Antiproton Decelerator, the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), the Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) Lab and the S’Cool lab for High School students. This event was put together with the Sri Lankan Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and Consul General to Switzerland Ravinatha Aryasinha and officials of the Mission. A delegation from CERN will also visit Sri Lanka later in the year to promote the education of Particle Physics in general, among high school students and teachers, undergraduates and scientists.
Courtesy of colombopage.com