The Research Centre Jülich (FZJ), Germany, together with the Georgian Partner Institutions: Ivane Javakishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgian Technical University (GTU), and High Energy Physics Institute (HEPI TSU) are planning a 4th Georgian - German School and Workshop in Basic Science, which will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, May 3 - 7, 2010.
It will be the follow-up of the highly successful two previous meetings in autumn 2004 - ''Caucasian - German School and Workshop in Hadron Physics'' - (CGSWHP '04) and 2006 (CGSWHP '06), which were orginized jointly by the HEPI TSU and FZJ. A 3rd meeting (CGSWHP '08) has been cancelled due to the events in Georgia, in August 2008.
Based on the long-term and fruitful cooperation (''Joint Research Activites'' between HEPI TSU and Jülich, dating back to September 1998) and given the new opportunities and upcoming large scale projects in Germany, Jülich and Georgian partner institutions intend to extend and expand this mutual scientific cooperation in various fields of Basic Science.
The gathering is called a School and Workshop, because our original concept was to bring active scientists with students at the beginning of their scientific education and carrier. For the up-coming meeting we plan to have a dedicated lecturing course for Bachelor and Magister students.
During the workshop the concept of a project - ''Georgian-German Virtual Institute for Basic Science'' will be presented and dicsussed. The ceremony session for signature of the official documents (MoU between JÜLICH and GEORGIA) is forseen, which has been initiated during the Visit of Georgian Delegation at FZJ in September 2009.