Over the past decade Lithuania has worked to strengthen and diversify its involvement with CERN through several avenues. Center was founded to strengthen the experimental high energy physics related research at Vilnius University. Lithuania is associate member at CERN since January 10, 2018.
The main duties of the Center are foreseen:
- raise the public awareness for fundamental physics such as the current understanding of the Universe and its origin in a form that is suitable for a broad audience;
- coordinate the research activities in theoretical and experimental high energy physics, material and computer science and medical applications relevant to CERN research fields;
- facilitate the involvement of researchers at Vilnius University into the programmes and experiments conducted at CERN;
- organize teaching and training of students and young researchers in particle physics, particle detector techniques, data processing and related fields.
Currently research groups from Faculty of Physics Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology, and researchers from Institute of Computer Science (Faculty of Mathematics) are involved in Center activities.