15-16 March 2018
Grandhotel**** Stary Smokovec
Europe/Zurich timezone

Co-operation of the Slovak Republic with the European Organization for Nuclear Research - CERN

15 Mar 2018, 11:40
Grandhotel**** Stary Smokovec

Grandhotel**** Stary Smokovec

Starý Smokovec 38 High Tatras, Slovakia


Jakub Birka (Ministry of Education of Slovakia)


CERN – European Organization for Nuclear Research with its seat in Geneva is the most important international governmental organization in the field of particle research and is the world leader in this field. Slovak Republic is a member state of CERN since its creation in 1993 and has a high reputation in this organization. The membership of Slovak Republic in CERN is of important acknowledging of quality of our research, of the level of our scientists and institutions in the field of high energy physics. Membership of Slovak Republic in CERN enables our scientists to participate on the fundamental and applied research of world importance and to have the entrance to unique devices, which are not available in Slovakia. Research realised in CERN is the driving force of development of new technologies.

About the presenter:
Jakub Birka finished his university studies at the Faculty of social sciences of the University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava in 2012. Between 2012 and 2014 he studied General English and College of Sport & Fitness in Sydney, Australia. From 2014 he worked as National contact point and expert in the Framework Programme Horizon 2020. In the second half of 2016 he started working as National coordinator of Horizon 2020 at the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic. Currently he works as Director of Department of International Cooperation in Science and Technology at the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

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