Particle Physics


Chile and CERN communicating closely

Even if you are a researcher living in the most southern country in the world, you can still participate in groundbreaking global research. For example, the Science and Technology Center of Valparaíso in Chile plays a role in the ATLAS experiment at CERN in Switzerland.

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A network for nobel prizewinning particle physics

Something the general public is unaware of is that several Swiss research groups were instrumental in proving the existence of the Higgs boson, and all of them rely on SWITCHlan to transfer data.


Super-connectivity for one of the world’s brightest light sources

1200 researchers from all over the world visit the Brazilian city of Campinas near Sao Paolo every year, to work at the National Laboratory for Synchrotron Light, LNLS. Among other things, synchrotron light has been essential for the production of new drugs, fertilizers, cell analysis, the study of different types of soil and new sources of energy.


Safe and secure information highway for India’s Department of Atomic Energy

As a widespread organization with research establishments, production facilities and nuclear power plants in locations spread over the entire expanse of India, The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) requires a robust communication fabric to enable seamless interaction and efficiency. High speed connectivity is also needed for access to global mega science projects like the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, and the Synchrotron Facility at Grenoble, France. DAE scientists, for example have used the Synchrotron for research supporting the design of new drugs.

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Enabling discovery for the world’s largest scientific experiments

Latin America plays a vital role in the worldwide computing grid essential for processing the massive amounts of data generated from particle smashing experiments at the Large Hadron Collider that reveal information about the origins of the Universe.

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How secrets of the universe are discovered

“It’s a very exciting time for physicists. The Higgs boson discovery is a milestone for the physics community, and for human understanding of the fundamental laws that govern the Universe. As scientific discoveries go, this is up there with finding a way to split the atom. Australian research groups have been part of this for the best part of 25 years,” says Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics Director Prof Geoffrey Taylor.