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Cern and space agency team up to tackle radiation

Image: Max Braun [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons

Europe’s particle physics laboratory Cern and the European Space Agency have agreed a plan for joint work on operating in “harsh radiation environments”.

Such environments are found both in space and in particle-physics experiments and accelerators, Cern said in an announcement on 26 July. 

The agreement, signed earlier in the month, covers collaboration on seven high-priority projects in areas such as radiation detection and simulation of radiation effects.

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