Day 1: A Warm Welcome and In-Depth Explorations

Tbilisi, Georgia – The first day of the Conference (PMBC) Workshop ‘Partners Meeting for Better Collaboration’ unfolded at the Georgian Technical University (GTU), offering a rich tapestry of discussions and insights into the collaborative endeavors between GTU and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

The first day commenced with a warm welcome extended to esteemed guests at the Nuclear Engineering Center. Participants were treated to an immersive tour of the state-of-the-art GTU facilities, providing a firsthand glimpse into the cutting-edge research environment.

Following the facility tour, guests had the opportunity to meet with the Faculty of IMS dean T. Lominadze, and engage with faculty management, fostering connections and setting the stage for fruitful collaborations.

The afternoon session was marked by compelling presentations from key figures in the collaborative efforts between CERN and GTU. Professor Alexander Sharmazanashvili, Director of the Nuclear Engineering Center, set the stage with an illuminating talk on the “CERN-GTU Agreements – Status, Challenges, Future Steps.”

Pedro Abreu, Professor at the University of Lisbon and CERN/IPPOG Collaboration Spokesperson, took the stage to enlighten the audience on “IPPOG – an International Collaboration for Education and Outreach in Particle Physics.” His presentation shed light on the global efforts in education and outreach within the realm of particle physics.

Hans Peter Beck, Professor at the University of Bern and President of the Swiss Association of Physicists, captivated the audience with insights into “Particle Physics at the Highest Energies.” As a founder of the CERN-IPPOG collaboration, Beck provided a unique perspective on the groundbreaking work in this field.

Professor Dario Barberis, representing CERN and the University/INFN Genoa (Italy), presented on behalf of the ATLAS S&C activity. His talk, “ATLAS Software and Computing and its evolution towards High-Luminosity LHC,” delved into the intricate world of software and computing, crucial components of the ATLAS experiment.

As the first day of the PMBC’2023 Workshop drew to a close, participants left with a wealth of knowledge, inspired by the collaborative spirit driving advancements in particle physics. The anticipation is high for the subsequent days, promising more discussions, insights, and opportunities for fostering international collaboration in the pursuit of scientific excellence. Stay tuned for further updates as the PMBC’2023 Workshop unfolds its chapters of discovery and collaboration.

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