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Strengthening Collaborations in Particle Physics for Malaysia

 

Kuala Lumpur, 29 Mar – ASM, through its National Science Consortium initiative, aims to champion national concerted effort in science, technology and innovation (STI) strategic areas and become the focal point for inter-institutional and international collaborations.

It is through this initiative that ASM together with University of Malaya (UM) established the National Centre for Particle Physics (NCPP) at UM in 2013.

NCPP was established to facilitate Malaysian scientific collaboration with European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) research. Within four years, NCPP has managed to form collaborations with CERN, KEK, and COMET in Japan.

On 29 March 2017, a workshop was held with the aim to have a research consortium under NCPP, and to plan on future collaborations as well as possible research projects.

Around 20 researchers from various local institutes of higher learning and research institutes participated in the workshop, which also encouraged them to play leading roles in the major thrusts of NCPP.

The workshop was led by NCPP Director, Professor Dr Wan Ahmad Tajuddin Wan Abdullah FASc who introduced the history of NCPP and the proposed framework for NCPP involving more IHLs, research institutes, and Government agencies.

Moving forward, the research officers of NCPP will prepare a proposal to be sent to Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) for research funding application.

 

 

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Participants of NCPP Workshop

 

 

 

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NCPP Program Framework developed during the workshop.