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Exhibition open to the public This exhibition, organised by CNRS and CEA, features the portraits of 60 French individuals who have con...

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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

2014 holds a particular significance for CERN as on 29 September the Organization celebrated its 60th anniversary.

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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Interactive website: Expérience Cern 360

The Expérience Cern 360 website plunges you into CERN, an exceptional, international laboratory and world renowned centre of high-energy physics. Immerse yourself in the panoramic views of its installations and visit the site virtually. Discover past and present experiments and experience the enthusiasm of the people who contribute to this fantastic adventure on the Swiss-French border, with videos, animations and personal profiles. For the first time, Expérience CERN 360 brings you their stories and perspectives.  A CEA and CNRS website. 


A digital interface, large screens and gesture recognition tools allow you to navigate around the website interactively. To be discovered at the Palais de la Découverte in Paris from 17 October 2014 to 19 July 2015 as part of the “Large Hadron Collider – LHC” exhibition. Digital exhibit: designed by ExplorNova (CEA Irfu and iRéalié/Capacités SAS)


CERN: 60 years, 60 portraits (teaser)

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

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60 more years of science for peace: carrying the message forward

At the end of 2013, we were just about to embark on a year of celebrations marking 60 years of science for peace at CERN. Our message was that science is an inescapable driver of peaceful relations among cultures and nations, a force for sustainability and a necessity in confronting the major challenges facing society today. Twelve months on, we can safely say that we’ve been successful in delivering that message. 

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