On Wednesday 16th May 2018, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Weerapong Pairsuwan, Rector of Suranaree University of Technology (SUT), Prof.Dr. Santi Maensiri, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Internationalisation, and Assoc.Prof.Dr. Anan Tongraar, Vice Rector for Research, Innovation and Technology Development visited Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) in Beijing, China in order to enhance SUT’s academic and high energy physics research collaboration. SUT executives were welcome by Prof. Yifang Wang, Director of IHEP.
IHEP is a leading high energy physics institute in the People’s Republic of China and also in the world. IHEP was established in 1973. The institute possesses the Beijing Electron Positron Collider research centre for the study of the collision of electrons andpositrons so that new particles can be found. At IHEP, researchers are able to measure the mass of tau leptons with high accuracyand to study the breakdown of charm quark meson particles. IHEP has produced experimental research and theoretical research, which have been accepted all over the world. At present, there are over 1,400 academic staff, researchers and supporting staff at IHEP.
SUT Rector and SUT members attended Prof. Gang Chen, Deputy Director of IHEP’s presentation on the history andoperation of IHEP. The progress of Hiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) was also presented by Prof. Jun Cao, Assistant Director of IHEP.
JUNO is a project collaborated among 72 members from 17 countries in Asia, Europe, North America and South America. The project was approved by the Chinese Government in 2014 andwas granted the budget of 300 million US dollars. Only 3 institutes from Thailand are members of the projects. They are Chulalongkorn University, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand and Suranaree University of Technology. In the first phase, JUNO members collaboratively designed and constructed Earth Magnetic Field Shielding System so that the measurements would become more accurate and efficient. This is the phase where the knowledge in electromagnetism was applied.
SUT Rector and his team also visited Photomultiplier Tube (PMT)and Liquid Scintillator (LS) laboratories, which are used in the experiments of PMT and LS for the JUNO project.
Furthermore, SUT and IHEP executives discussed academic and research collaboration, which would lead to staff, student and knowledge exchange. This is an important step to SUT towards becoming the centre of high energy physics in ASEAN. ::: Photos gallery:::
Informed Source: SUT Academic Affairs and Internationalisation