The team of the RTU Center of High Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies with partners during the demonstration of ARIES Proof of Concept project, 05.07.2019.
Photo: Riga Technical University
The Center of High-Energy Physics and Accelerator Technology is a department at the Riga Technical University (RTU). Our researchers are working on various projects in both fundamental and applied science. The fundamental research is carried out at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment, one of the four major experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator situated at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva, Switzerland. The applied research at the centre is focused on the development of novel accelerator technologies for the benefit of both fundamental research and the society as a whole. Our staff is involved in numerous projects of varying size and scope, from the Proof of Concept (PoC) projects to the Future Circular Collider (FCC) study.
In 2019, the Government passed a legislation designating appropriate funding for maintaining Latvian cooperation with CERN and the development of the high-energy physics research capacity in Latvia in the medium term. The task of the coordination of the accession procedures and the development of the national study and research programs in high-energy physics was given to the RTU Centre for High-Energy Physics and Accelerator Technology, founded in 2017. This centre was also assigned to act as a national contact point between Latvia and CERN in all relevant matters.
The main goals and objectives:
Our staff is directly involved or is coordinating the involvement of Latvian scientists in a number of projects: