Chile’s President, Gabriel Boric, takes a significant step by initiating proceedings for Chile to become an Associated Member State of CERN.
Gabriel Boric, President of Chile, announced a significant development during his recent visit to several European Union countries. While visiting the Large Hadron Collider, he revealed that Chile has initiated the proceedings to become an Associated Member State of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). This announcement came within the framework of his international visit, which included stops in Spain and Belgium before reaching the CERN facility, located on Swiss and French territory.
CERN, recognized as the world’s largest particle physics laboratory, is also one of the most prestigious scientific research centers globally. It has the participation of 23 Member States, 10 Associated States, and more than 11,000 scientists of about 110 nationalities.
Boric described the development as “a significant leap,” expressing his enthusiasm for what the collaboration with CERN can bring to Chile. According to the portal 24 hours, the president highlighted that the association with CERN would open “new opportunities for the national industry through bids linked to the construction of highly sophisticated infrastructure.”
The president also acknowledged Chilean scientists from various universities in the country currently working at CERN. “You are representing all Chileans and are a source of pride for our country,” Boric said.
Chile’s president, Gabriel Boric, announces application for CERN membership