Thursday January 23, 2020

Cern membership ‘critical’ for Ireland to become global innovation leader

Lab academic says Ireland is missing out in terms of education, knowledge-sharing and ‘the mysteries of the universe’

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

1st December, 2019
Manuel Martin Marquez explained to the National Analytics Summit how Cern uses AI to process data generated by the LHC. Picture: Robbie Reynolds

Ireland would more than recoup its investment if it became a member of Cern, a senior academic at the European research centre has claimed.

Manuel Martin Marquez, a senior research fellow at Cern, said Ireland was missing out on an opportunity to help push “the boundaries of human knowledge”.

Based outside Geneva in Switzerland, Cern is one of the world’s leading scientific laboratories and is home to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) tunnel....

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