Particle buddies

The 'High Rise' at Fermilab
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29 October 2016

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics on the Terascale (CoEPP) has entered into a ten-year collaborative agreement with the USA’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) – America’s premier particle physics laboratory.

CoEPP is a project of the University of Melbourne, Monash University, the University of Adelaide, and the University of Sydney.

Through its collaboration with Fermilab, CoEPP scientists will be able to link into an extended global network scientists. This includes more than 3,500 scientists world-wide using Fermilab facilities, and around 2,600 researchers from 44 countries collaborating with the Fermilab on projects, such as the recent high profile discovery of the Higgs Boson.

By being able to tap into this extended network of expertise, Australian researchers will be able to pursue projects beyond the capacity of any one country.

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