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Made in Croatia: ‘Zagreb Picoammeter’ to Help Research Big Bang Theory

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The largest particle physics laboratory in the world, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, will for the first time use devices in its research from Croatia…

The renowned European research centre have ordered two Picoammeter devices which are used to measure small currents. It will be the first time in over half a century that devices from Croatia will be used in research there. The Croatia-made devices will be used for the purposes of the experiment ALICE at CERN’s spin-off company at the Faculty of Science.

“We received orders for two devices worth a total of 10,000 euros”, Mirko Planinić from the Zagreb Physics department who is working on the project told daily Jutarnji list, adding that is on the basis that similar devices do not exist in one of CERN’s member states.

As part of the ALICE experiment, physicists from all over the world are investigating the conditions that prevailed just after the Big Bang.

“We started from a simple idea, and it has developed into a device which has received high marks at presentations during meetings at CERN. The device is called ‘Zagreb pikoampermetar’, and it is constantly pointed out that it is made at the University of Zagreb,” said co-founder Marinko Kovacic, who just completed a doctorate at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

CERN’s,main function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics research – as a result, numerous experiments have been constructed at CERN as a result of international collaborations.

 

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