Monday, March 31, 2014

ESA and CERN sign cooperation agreement

ESA, the European Space Agency, and CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, signed a cooperation agreement on 28 March to foster future collaborations on research themes of common interest.

This year, CERN is celebrating its 60th anniversary as ESA is celebrating 50 years of European space activities.

Mauro Dell'Ambrogio
Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, the State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation of Switzerland, highlighted how the two institutions complement each other as examples of successful European collaboration and worldwide excellence in science and technology: "CERN and ESA are two examples that attest to the approach of European collaboration for global benefit."

Genevieve Fioraso
Genevieve Fioraso, Minister for Higher Education and Research of France, stated that, "This cooperation agreement brings concrete expression to the long shared history of two international organisations that are emblematic of the strength of European science: CERN and ESA.

"This joining together in the exploration of the infinite, from the infinitely large that is the focus of the sciences of the Universe to the infinitely small in high energy physics, opens up new avenues for science and technology, bringing progress and strengthening European industry."

"ESA and CERN are the daughters of visionaries like Edoardo Amaldi, testimony that, when we share the same challenging objectives and join forces, Europe is at the leading edge of progress, innovation and growth," said Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA's Director General.

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