View guides

CERN Collaboration to Provide for Placement Opportunities

Posted by Richard Ward in ,

Image courtesy of Flickr, Creative Commons

The University of Bath has entered into an agreement to join a long-running experience group based at CERN.

Bath's Faculty of Engineering & Design has become an affiliate member of the Company Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment, which aims to investigate a range of fundamental particle physics questions.

Commenting on the news, lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Dr Alexander Lunt said: "We already have students on placement at CERN and several alumni working at the organisation, but this broadening of the relationship will present several exciting new opportunities that we are eager to embrace."

"We are extremely keen to begin working closely with staff at the Compact Muon Solenoid to support them in increasing human understanding of some of the most fundamental physics questions."

Meanwhile, the University's Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Ian White, added: "Working with a world-leading scientific organisation such as CERN will create first-class opportunities for University of Bath students and research staff and reaffirms our place among the UK's leading engineering institutions."

The affiliation with CERN will create additional placement opportunities for Bath students, cementing the University's links with industry.