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Belgium
Palace of the Academies in Brussels, Belgium

Celebration event in Belgium

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Academic session followed by inauguration of the CERN exhibition.   Speakers Welcome: Professor Walter Van Doninck,...

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France
Palais de la découverte, Paris

Alice au pays de la matière primordiale

Today, physicists and astrophysicists are working together to understand the origins of the universe. The LHC experiment, ALICE, repro...

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Italy
FIM Department, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Edificio Fisica, Modena, Italy

A photographic exhibition with presentation of the book THE RINGS OF KNOWLEDGE. INFN x LHC

The book and the exhibition present a fascinating photographic survey of the essential phases of the construction of the LHC accelerat...

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Portugal
Lisboa, Portugal

Public lecture “The Higgs boson Discovery at CERN and CERN 60 years"

By José Maneira (LIP), na sede da ART.   POSTER         ...

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Switzerland
CERN Council Chamber

ISOLDE WORKSHOP AND USERS MEETING “50th Anniversary Edition”

  Programme 09:00-09:15    From pre-ISOLDE to ISOLDE: some personal recollections by Torleif ERICSON        09:15-09:45    Fr...

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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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Palais de la découverte, Paris
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Alice au pays de la matière primordiale

Today, physicists and astrophysicists are working together to understand the origins of the universe. The LHC experiment, ALICE, reproduces the conditions in which matter first existed, a few microseconds after the Big Bang, by violently colliding particles. By Sébastien Descotes-Genon, a researcher at the CNRS, director of the Laboratoire de physique théorique in Orsay (LPT) and Raphaël Granier, researcher at the Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet (LLR) a unit of IN2P3 of the CNRS, who is working on the CMS experiment.  This lecture is part of the lecture series "Les particules… pas si élémentaires” linked to The Large Hadron Collider – LHC exhibition at the Palais de la découverte until 19 July 2015.

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Lisboa, Portugal
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Public lecture “The Higgs boson Discovery at CERN and CERN 60 years"

By José Maneira (LIP), na sede da ART.

 

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Palais de la découverte, Paris
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À la recherche de l’antimatière

If nature respected symmetry, the Big Bang would have produced equal amounts of antimatter and matter in the Universe. Yet antimatter is rare, due to symmetry breaking, discovered by physicists 50 years ago. What have we learnt about it since? By Jérôme Charles, researcher at CNRS, Centre de physique théorique (CPT), Marseille, and Stéphane Monteil, teacher and researcher at Blaise-Pascal university, Laboratoire de physique corpusculaire (LPC) in Clermont-Ferrand working on the LHCb experiment. This lecture is part of the lecture series "Les particules… pas si élémentaires” linked to the exhibition The Large Hadron Collider - LHC, at the Palais de la découverte until 19 July 2015.

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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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UNESCO: World Science Day for Peace and Development

Established by UNESCO in 2001, World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated worldwide on 10 November every year. The day offers an opportunity to mobilise various partners (scientific and research institutions, the media, science teachers, NGO’s) to highlight the important role of science in society and to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues and the relevance of science in their daily lives.

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