27 October 2016

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Young scientists from Ukraine impressed European experienced physicists

Ukrainian schoolboys and girls take part in an internship at the world's largest particle physics laboratory CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research where the Large Hadron Collider is situated and Higgs boson was discovered, Ukraine Today reports.

The program is primarily designed mainly for teachers and college students. However, Ukrainian children managed to impress European scientists so much, they are now the only children around Europe that can take a look backstage at the center, according to Ukraine Today.

Ukrainians have been facilitating the work of the center for years. One of the main breakthroughs of Ukrainian scientists became the essential part of the collider.

CERN representatives were initially confused by how much knowledge the Ukrainian children had and thought they were college students. However, they later figured out they were still young pupils, although, extremely talented. Making an exception and admitting them to an internship.

Starting from October, Ukraine plans to become an associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The Minister of Education, Liliya Hrynevych says it's important for both scientists and education.

See’s video section for more of the latest news from Ukraine in video from Ukraine Today, Ukraine’s 24-hour English-language news channel.

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