Slovenian physicists contributed to CERN’s programme long before Slovenia became an independent state in 1991.
Lithuania’s relationship with CERN dates back to a co-operation agreement signed in 2004.
It is no coincidence that many dystopian visions of the future have breach of data privacy at the core of their plots, says David Foster.
The aim is to allow free and unrestricted exchange of scientific information.
"A new picture is emerging, one where co-ordination among and participation in these mega-efforts is required at an international level."
Previously, scientists from Sri Lanka have participated in LHC experiments within the framework of sabbatical leave.
More than 50 science organisations in Europe have written an open letter expressing concern about the impact of recent US policies on science, research and innovation.
"We all need to join forces to assure CERN’s ongoing commitment to diversity."
India has been a partner of CERN for more than 50 years.
Slovenian physicists have participated in the LHC’s ATLAS experiment for the past 20 years, focusing on silicon tracking, protection devices and computing at the Slovenian Tier-2 data centre.