CERN Courier Wrote about the 20 Years of the SEENET-MTP

The article, “Widening Balkan Bridges in Theory, “about the 20 years of the SEENET-MTP, was published in the latest issue of CERN Courier Magazine: Jan/Feb 2024 (Field Notes, p. 20-21).

Twenty years ago, the participants of the UNESCO-sponsored Balkan Workshop BW2003 in Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia came to a common agreement on the creation of the Southeast European Network in
Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (SEENET-MTP). The platform for the network was provided by the 1999–2003 Julius Wess initiative “Wissenschaftler in Global Verantwortung” (WIGV), which translates to “scientists in global responsibility”. Starting with a focus on the former Yugoslavia, WIGV aimed to connect and support individual researchers, groups and institutions from all over the Balkan region. The next natural step was then to expand the WIGV initiative to bridge the gap between the southeast region and the rest of Europe. Countries to the east and south of former Yugoslavia – such as Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Turkey – have a reasonably strong presence in high-energy physics. On the other hand, they share similar economic and scientific problems, with many research groups facing insufficient financing, isolation and lacking critical mass.

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