Technical University of Lodz to work with CERN

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The Lodz University of Technology in central Poland has signed an agreement on collaboration with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) based in Geneva.

The CERN conducts fundamental research involving 8,000 scientists and engineers from more than 500 scientific institutions from all over the world. The scientists from the CERN Machine Protection and Electrical Integrity Group who visited the Lodz University of Technology late last year were especially interested in the main component of ultrafast direct-current traction switches developed at the Department of Electrical Apparatus, according to agreement coordinator Prof. Piotr Borkowski.

“At the end of the last year, a group of engineers from CERN visited our laboratories. Their particular interest was the main component used in railway traction, ultra-circuit current developed in the Department of Electrical Apparatus, including pulsed inductive-dynamic drive and ultra-power equipment with the vacuum chamber.” says, prof. Piotr Borkowski.


The next step to establishing closer cooperation was a working meeting on the topic of making effective and reliable switching devices, to protect the superconducting electromagnets of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) for which the CERN is famous. The meeting took place in Switzerland in February 2016.

“The signed document is a framework agreement and provides for the development of cooperation in fields such as electrical engineering, electronics, IT, automation, mechanics and physics” Ewa Chojnacka, from Lodz University of Technology, told the Polish Press Agency.

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Technical University of Lodz to work with CERN