CERN Donates Computer Equipment to the National Institute of Physics
of the University of the Philippines
Baja with Professor Rolf Heuer
and network switches to be sent to the University of the Philippines
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), one of the world's
largest and most respected centres for scientific research, with
the mandate of establishing a world-class fundamental physics research
organization in Europe, has donated computer equipment to the National
Institute of Physics at the University of the Philippines in Diliman,
to strengthen the Philippines capability in experimental as well as
theoretical high-energy physics.
On 27 February 2014, Ambassador Leslie Baja was invited to the
official ceremony at the CERN Headquarters in Geneva to formalize
the consignment of the donations. The ceremony was opened
by Professor Rolf Heuer, Director-General of CERN and Ambassador Leslie
Baja. Ambassador Baja expressed his appreciation and
enthusiasm for the project.
CERN will send fifty (50) servers and forty (40) network switches
to the U.P. Physics Institute. The equipment will be used for
various high energy physics research programmes in the Philippines and
for the University’s development of digital resources for science.
On 26 October 2011, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between
the University of the Philippines and CERN’s CMS-LHC (Compact Muon
Solenoid-Large Hadron Collider) Experiment. Dr. Caesar A.
Saloma, Chancellor, University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) signed
on behalf of UPD, and Prof. Albert de Roeck signed on behalf of
CERN, during the latter’s visit to PHL last 24-26 October