The year 2014 holds a particular significance for CERN: on 29 September it will be exactly 60 years since the organization was founded.
CERN was established after the Second World War by a handful of Europe’s leading scientists who saw an opportunity to construct an international laboratory for fundamental research that would bring nations together through science. Today CERN has 21 Member States and many other countries from around the world also participate in its research programme. In 2014, CERN is celebrating 60 years of science for peace!
To celebrate this anniversary in style, CERN has put together a rich and attractive programme offering something for everyone: public lectures, guided tours, practical demonstrations and exhibitions inspired by science. In 2014, CERN will be a buzz with these exciting events!
CERN’s Member States will also host events to celebrate this anniversary. A variety of events of all kinds will provide a great opportunity for exchanges between the scientific community and the general public.
11am:Open lecture by prof. Rolf Dieter Heuer, CERN Director.
2pm - 5pm:Conferences for students and scientists.Learn more about this event
This exhibition presents the most intriguing mysteries of the universe. Learn the basics of matter and the techniques used in the study of elementary particles. Find out what the experiments carried out at CERN have in common with the web, GPS and medical diagnostics. See a model of one of the most powerful detectors of the Large Hadron Collider and learn more about the famous Higgs boson.Learn more about this event
Particle physics has discovered the first new particle in decades, wearable technology is becoming a reality, and 35mm cinema projection is dead. In both science and cinema we are at a crossroads, passing the frontier into a world that will be fundamentally different than what we have known before. Theme for this new edition: “Beyond the Frontier!”Learn more about this event
A conference-show for schools that retraces the adventure that led to the discovery of the Higgs boson. The conference will include a program of approximately two hours in which interviews with some of the protagonists of the discovery of the Higgs boson alternate with outreach video and live webcast from the experimental halls at CERN.Learn more about the conference for schools
A highly experimental conference-show, mixing art and science for the general public. Throughout a both scientific and poetic telling, the show will present the researches on some of the most fascinating mysteries at the frontier of our Universe knowledge. Images, videos, lectures and artistic performances will support the dialogue with some of the most relevant scientists. These multiple voices orchestra will be enriched by the soap bubbles performances of the bubble-artist Marco Zoppi.Learn more about the conference-show