The IUT president announced that this university is the first Iranian university that became a CMS member of the prestigious institute of CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research). Stating that Iran has been only connected to CERN through "the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM)", Prof. Dr. Abtahi added that the Faculty of Physics at IUT is the first faculty out of Tehran that sent students to CERN in the field of Fundamental Particle Physics for scientific cooperation.
The IUT president stipulated that, with a scientific and technological history more than four decades and brilliant domestic and foreign experiences, IUT has employed two faculty members in the field of Laboratory Particle Physics in 2018 that is a more serious initial step in this field.
He also pointed that some of the IUT researchers, as the scientific collaboration reference in Iran accompanied by a high-ranked scientific board headed by Prof. Dr. Salar Amoli, visited CERN in Switzerland and officially announced IUT readiness to become a member of this international scientific institute, and by this official membership, IUT can play the role of collaboration link of all Iranian universities with CERN and the scholars all over the country can collaborate in this regard. Attempts also were made in 2018 within a conference in IUT with presence of the research deputy to MSRT, some representatives from the Institute of Theoretical Physics and some other Iranian Universities to strengthen the connection with CERN.
Prof. Dr. Abtahi mentioned that with a 65-year history, CERN is the largest and most effective laboratory collection worldwide in the field of Fundamental Particle Physics. As a colossal scientific organization, it is the origin and development of the latest human technology achievements in the sciences related to the research conducted by this center. Emphasizing on the research, experiments, and studies conducted by this institute, and also active scientists and researchers who has won various prizes in this international reputable institute, including 6 Nobel Prize winners, Prof. Dr. Abtahi pointed to the importance of CERN in the era of global science exchanges.
Collaboration of different groups of scientists from around the world in the modern activities of this global center such as production, maintenance, data collection, data modification and analysis thereof and finally production of physics results have brought about two experiments in this center in 2012 which led to wining the physics noble prize on Higgs Boson (BEH).
With attempts and perseverance made by Prof. Dr. Abideh Jafari and Prof. Dr. Hamed Bakhshian who are two respected scholars at CERN and new faculty members at IUT, this university became a member of CERN in October 2019.
Expanding the international collaboration at a global level, enjoying specialty and executive powers of the researchers nationwide, exploiting the scientific capacities of this collaboration in many science and engineering fields, and keeping pace with modern activities around the world are among the goals of this international scientific collaboration.
Appreciating the generous supports of MSRT on this valuable scientific movement, Prof. Dr. Abtahi put emphasis on more support of the Iranian research and scientific institutes in order to step forward to meet the goals of this scientific international collaboration.