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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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Czech
Prague, Czech Republic

Interactive exhibition: “60 Years of CERN”


The exhibition will immerse you in the world of particles and new experiences, featuring a unique student-built cloud chamber, an...

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Finland
Helsinki, Finland

Inspiration to learning

Why do scientists present the results of top-level research to the general public? Should schools open their doors to the world of res...

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France
CPPM, Campus de Luminy, Marseille

Le CERN, 60 ans de découvertes scientifiques et de collaboration internationale

Conférence grand public par Philippe Bloch, physicien au CERN. Créé après la deuxième guerre mondiale pour rassembler les physici...

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Germany
Germany, Bonn University

Official ceremony to celebrate CERN’s 60th anniversary

Ceremony by invitation only.   Live webcast at 6 p.m.   For more information about CERN60 events in Germany, click here. ...

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Hungary
KFKI Sports Centre and the Wigner Data Centre, Budapest, Hungary

Open Days

Programme   Presentation about CERN and the Wigner Data Centre (30 minutes).   Tour of the Wigner Data Centre (30 minutes). An ID ca...

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Italy
Italy, Science Festival in Genoa

Conference “ The time machine” – A journey in time

Participants:   Sergio Bertolucci, Director of Research and Scientific Computing at CERN Fabiola Gianotti, ATLAS experiment at CERN A...

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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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Romania
National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), Bucharest, Romania

Conference Hall of the “Horia Hulubei”

“CERN 60 - A PRESTIGIOUS HISTORY
An Exceptional Conference dedicated to the 60th anniversary of CERN “   Organiser: “Horia Hu...

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Slovakia
Trenčín University, Študentská 2, Trenčín, Slovakia

Public lecture: “Higgsov bozón a iná zverina” (in Slovak) by Mikuláš Gintner

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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
CERN, Globe of Science and Innovation

United Nations Orchestra concert - Antoine Marguier, Artistic Director

The United Nations Orchestra will perform at a concert on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of CERN. Under the baton of conductor a...

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United Kingdom
Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Collider exhibition

From 23 May, visitors to MOSI will be transported into the heart of one of the biggest scientific experiments of our time: the Large H...

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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.

Upcoming events

Come to experience this amazing scientific adventure with us!

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CERN People

Celebration of the anniversary of the first Council session

The Convention for the Establishment of a European Organization for Nuclear Research entered into force on 29 September 1954, 60 years ago. This marks CERN's official birthday. The first session of the CERN Council, the governance of CERN, was held in Geneva on 7 and 8 October 1954, just one week later. The symposium is being held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first Council session. Speakers from all generations will present highlights from 60 years of the Council and various views from their own perspectives. The Symposium will be in English, with no simultaneous translation. Symposium webcast for the general public here.

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Trenčín University, Študentská 2, Trenčín, Slovakia
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Public lecture: “Higgsov bozón a iná zverina” (in Slovak) by Mikuláš Gintner

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United Nations Orchestra concert - Antoine Marguier, Artistic Director

The United Nations Orchestra will perform at a concert on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of CERN. Under the baton of conductor and artistic director Antoine Marguier, the Orchestra will have the great pleasure of accompanying the soloist Maestro Matteo Fedeli, who, under the patronage of the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations, will perform on a Stradivarius violin.

 

The programme for the concert comprises: 
- Jacques Offenbach, Orpheus in the Underworld Overture
- Franz von Suppé, Poet and Peasant Overture
- Camille Saint-Saëns, Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso for solo violin and orchestra
- Georges Bizet, Carmen Suite no. 1 
- Franz Lehár, Gold and Silver Waltz
- Gioachino Rossini, William Tell Overture

 

The concert will take place in the marquee behind the Globe of Science and Inoovation, CERN.

No parking facilities will be provided at CERN, so you are strongly recommended to use public transport.

 

Car parks available near CERN

 

More information (PDF)

 

Concert webcast for the general public here.

 

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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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Book now for CERN's 60th anniversary celebrations

Tickets for the 60th anniversary concerts and films organised in September to mark CERN’s 60th anniversary are now available for booking.

Don’t miss out! Book your seats for the concert by the United Nations Orchestra on 19 September, the film "Particle Fever" and the "Comedy Night" show on 20 September, and finally the concert by the CERN choir at Geneva’s Victoria Hall on 30 September.

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