Philips Research congratulates CERN and NIKHEF

July 5, 2012

Eindhoven, the Netherlands - Philips Research warmly congratulates researchers at CERN and NIKHEF with the positive outcome of the search for the Higgs Boson.


“There is long-standing and fruitful cross-fertilization between the fields of medical imaging, one of the fields in which Philips is active, and particle physics, in which CERN is active,” says Henk van Houten, General Manager of Philips Research. “This interaction has taken place both on the people side, for example, young talents with experience in particle physics have successfully continued their careers in industry, and on the technology exchange side, for example in the field of detectors and applied superconductivity. In addition, the field of radiation oncology has benefitted greatly from progress made on particle accelerators.”


A good example of the stimulating interaction is the scientific exchange between the medical and particle physics scientific communities at the IEEE’s annual Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS-MIC), where the nuclear science symposium is combined with the medical imaging conference.

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