The Malaysian Academy of Sciences (ASM) is considering establishing collaborative projects with international institutes such as CERN. The ASM is in the midst of formulating a proposal to initiate a scientific exchange and collaboration programme involving scientists towards enhancing excellence in science, technology and innovation. It is anticipated that through this programme of ASM, outstanding scientists and research groups can be supported to collaborate with centres of scientific research such as CERN and in this context Malaysia welcomes a discussion on possibilities of collaboration with CERN.
Moreover, the experimental particle physics group at the University of Malaya is a member of the ZEUS experiment at DESY. This group is currently considering options beyond ZEUS and expressed much interest in developing a collaboration between Malaysia and CERN.
Students from Malaysia have participated in the CERN Summer Student Programme and possibilities for graduate students from Malaysian universities entering ‘sandwich’ courses on an LHC experiment are being considered.
Finally, the Malaysian Nuclear Agency is interested in collaborating with CERN in such areas as radiation protection, vacuum systems, magnets, cryogenics, silicon detector technologies and CERN’s connections to the medical sciences.