Following contacts established in 2003, arising from the interest of a Malagasy expatriate physicist working in France, several students from the University of Antananarivo have subsequently participated in the CERN Summer Student Programme. Two of these students are now working on PhDs in Europe, one in LHCb, another is working on a PhD in Madagascar, and the rest are in the Malagasy university system at various levels.

The University of Antananarivo has signed an Expression of Interest (EoI) for the participation of physicists from the University of Antananarivo in the LHCb experiment, which will allow the partners to further their common scientific interest in enabling physicists from Madagascar to participate in the LHCbexperiment. The LHCb Collaboration Board unanimously voted the endorsement of the EoI in November 2009.

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