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Students from Greek Minority schools of Istanbul participate in a virtual tour of CERN experiments

Monday, 04 May 2015

On 30 April 2015 fifty students from three Greek Minority schools in Istanbul (Phanar Greek Orthodox College, Zografeion High School and Zappeion Girls School) participated through video-conference in a virtual tour of the CERN Experiments (CMS and Atlas).
At the beginning of the event, connected from a Conference Room at CERN, the Permanent Representative, Ambassador Alexandros Alexandris, addressed a brief greeting to the students and teachers of the aforementioned schools, who followed the event from the auditorium of the Phanar Greek Orthodox College. Ambassador Alexandris briefly outlined the main activities which emanate from Greece's participation at this prestigious scientific organization, paying particular tribute to the contribution made by Greek scientists to CERN's scientific accomplishments. He also attached great importance to the recent visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I to CERN and invited the Greek Schools of Istanbul to also consider visiting Geneva in due course.
On behalf of CERN, Professor Emmanuel Tsesmelis and Dr. Angelos Alexopoulos stressed the importance which CERN attributes to its educational programmes with schools in both member and associate member states, thus contributing to the 'popularization' of physics.

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