Francois Englert

Scientists push forward to learn more about the universe

A Purdue University Northwest physics professor and two students majoring in physics and mathematics spent weeks at CERN in Switzerland last summer doing scientific research.

Neeti Parashar, who heads PNW's high-energy physics program, has conducted research with colleagues on the Compact Muon Solenoid at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, a multinational research center in Switzerland.

Parasher, PNW junior Christopher "Eddie" McGrady and senior Christopher Perry went to Switzerland this past summer. At CERN, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe.

According to CERN's website, scientists use the...