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Belgium
Thermotechnisch Instituut, Heverlee, Leuven

Colloquium organised to celebrate the 60th anniversary of CERN, the 50th anniversary of ISOLDE and the 40th anniversary of LISOL

A colloquium is organised to celebrate the 60th anniversary of CERN, the 50th anniversary of ISOLDE and the 40th anniversary of LISOL....

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Finland
Helsinki, Finland

Particle Physics and Cosmology

LHC, the gigantic particle accelerator at CERN, has confirmed the existence of the famous evasive Higgs particle. What can we expect n...

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France
LAL, Campus d’Orsay, Orsay

Open day “LHC special”

During the science festival, Fête Fête de la Science, the Laboratoire de l’accélératuer linéaire (LAL) will open its doors for ...

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Germany
Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Weltmaschine travelling exhibition

Weltmaschine travelling exhibition - Guided tours - Particle Fever film (with German subtitles) - Public lecture - Science Café ...

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Italy
Cortile del Rettorato, University of Turin, Italy

Photo exhibition entitled "CERN: 60 years of science in 60 pictures"

CERN past and present. What happens in the Laboratory and how has the everyday work of a physicist changed over the last 60 years?  W...

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Norway
Cinemateket in Oslo, Norway

In the framework of the annual Science Week, 17 – 28 September 2014

Projection of Particle Fever in Oslo at Cinemateket on the following dates : 18 September 25 September 26 September 28 September 30 Se...

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Slovakia
Slovak Technical Museum, Košice, Slovakia

Slovenská cesta do Mikrokozmu exhibition

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Spain
Spain

Spanish lecture series

Taking advantage of the commemoration of CERN’s 60th anniversary, the BBVA foundation and CERN have co-organised a series of confere...

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Sweden
Sweden

Celebrating CERN 60 Year - Tour of Northern Sweden

Sweden is one of the founding nations of CERN and a strong contributor to the many discoveries and inventions that have been made at C...

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Switzerland
Victoria Hall, Geneva

Concert to celebrate CERN's 60th anniversary

The CERN Choir hits the high notes   Missa Solemnis CERN Choir / Zürcher Sing-Akademie / Geneva Chamber Orchestra     The exceptio...

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CERN is celebrating 60 years of science for peace in 2014

Seeking and finding answers to questions about the Universe Pushing back the frontiers of technology Bringing nations together through science Training the scientists of tomorrow

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 abuzz with these exciting events!

CERN’s Member States are also hosting 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.

To learn more about the events at CERN and in the Member States, click on the interactive map.

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Cinemateket in Oslo, Norway
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In the framework of the annual Science Week, 17 – 28 September 2014

Projection of Particle Fever in Oslo at Cinemateket on the following dates :

18 September

25 September

26 September

28 September

30 September

 

Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, which marked the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the boundaries of human innovation.

Seeking to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate the conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes face an even bigger challenge: have we reached the limit of our capacity to understand why we exist?

 

The producer of the film, David Kaplan and Professor Alex Read will introduce the film on 18 September.

Helsinki, Finland
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Particle Physics and Cosmology

LHC, the gigantic particle accelerator at CERN, has confirmed the existence of the famous evasive Higgs particle. What can we expect next? Do we know enough about it? What is its significance for cosmology? Professor of Cosmology Kari Enqvist and Dr Mikko Voutilainen, an experimentalist from the Helsinki Institute of Physics working at the CMS experiment at CERN, will be interviewed by the science journalist Matti Mielonen from the major Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.

 

The event is part of the thematic week ”From elementary particles to the Universe” at the Science Cafe (Think Corner) of the University of Helsinki from 29 September to 2 October as CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, celebrates its 60th  anniversary this year.

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Victoria Hall, Geneva
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Concert to celebrate CERN's 60th anniversary

The CERN Choir hits the high notes

 

Missa Solemnis

CERN Choir / Zürcher Sing-Akademie / Geneva Chamber Orchestra

 

 

The exceptional work chosen for this concert is one that, through its monumental status, its brilliance, its innovation, its originality and its energy, symbolises CERN’s scientific discoveries, reflects the genius of its creator and represents the highest creative ambitions: Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis.  

 

 

Tickets (from 13CHF to 60 CHF) are on sale at various outlets in Geneva:

 

° Espace Ville de Genève, Pont de la Machine

° Maison des arts du Grütli, Rue du Général-Dufour, 16

° Genève-Tourisme, Rue du Mont-Blanc, 18

° Cité-Séniors, Rue Amat, 28

 

Tickets will also available at the venue, one hour before the concert,

 

and online: http://billetterie-culture.ville-ge.ch

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News

Here you will find a series of articles and photos bringing you the latest news on the 60th anniversary celebrations.

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CERN turns 60, celebrates peaceful collaboration for science

Today, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is blowing out 60 candles at an event attended by official delegations from 35 countries. Founded in 1954, CERN is today the largest particle physics laboratory in the world and a prime example of international collaboration, bringing together scientists of almost 100 nationalities.

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