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Austria
Wels, Austria

Inauguration on 11 September - Exhibition on particle physics inaugurated by Sergio Bertolucci and conference by Sascha Schmeling

The exhibition will be open to the general public from 11 September 2014 to 1 March 2015. Exhibition inaugurated by M. Sergio Bertoluc...

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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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Bulgaria
National Archaeological Museum, Sofia

CERN exhibition

Opening of the CERN exhibition Accelerating Science at the National Archaeological Museum.   More details to come. ...

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Czech
Prague, Czech Republic

CERN DG visit and public lecture

At 5.00 p.m. on Monday, 8 September, the programme will feature a seminar by the Director-General of CERN entitled “60 Years of Scie...

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Germany
Maria Laach, Germany

Public lecture: "Teilchenphysik und Völkerverständigung: 60 Jahre Grundlagenforschung am CERN", Rolf Heuer

During the traditional autumn school for PhD students of experimental and theoretical particle physics, held in a Benedictine abbey, C...

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Greece
Thessaloniki, Greece

CERN traveling exhibition – Accelerating Science

The CERN60 event in Thessaloniki will take place within the framework of the 79th Thessaloniki International Fair at HELEXPO.   Openi...

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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
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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Portugal
Braga, Portugal

CERN School of Computing 2014

The 37th CERN School of Computing will be held in Braga, Portugal from Monday, 25 August until the evening at Friday 5 September 2014....

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Spain
International University Menendez Pelayo, Spain

Summer course about particle physics

60 years of cutting edge science: The LHC and the frontier of physics   02.09.2014 at 10 a.m.: Lecture "CERN and particle physics" ...

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Switzerland
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CERN 60 Years Short Film Competition

Are you inspired by CERN or Particle Physics? Have you been impacted in some way by the particle physics performed at CERN? Has it ins...

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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.

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CERN 60 Years Short Film Competition

Are you inspired by CERN or Particle Physics? Have you been impacted in some way by the particle physics performed at CERN? Has it inspired you, confused you, or made you wonder philosophically about our origins?
Do you live near a CERN site or know people who work at CERN? We want to hear from you, and about how CERN and its projects have impacted your life, in whatever form that may be.

We are accepting submissions of short films up to 10 minutes in length. Your film should convey what CERN and its work mean to you!

 
The winning film(s) will be selected by a jury of filmmakers, artists, scientists and cultural professionals. They will be projected during the CERN 60th anniversary celebrations, on 29 September 2014.

 

A selection of the best films will also appear on CERN’s social media accounts, website and across other platforms.
 
The deadline is 31 August 2014.

 

 

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CERN, Globe of Science and Innovation
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Public lecture "Particle Accelerators: Vectors of Discovery, Motors of Development" by Dr Philippe Lebrun

Particle accelerators have been used in fundamental research for over a century, allowing physicists to discover elementary particles and study them at increasingly smaller scales. Making use of emerging technologies, whose progress they helped to stimulate, they developed exponentially throughout the 20th century to become major tools for research today, not only in particle physics but also – as powerful radiation sources for probing matter – in atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics and materials science. They have also found applications in society, where they are increasingly used in a wide range of fields including applied sciences, medicine (research and clinical applications) and industry. The lecture will cover examples of these applications and further development opportunities.  

 

Lecture in French, with simultaneous interpreting into English.
Entrance free. Limited number of seats.
Reservation essential : +41 22 767 76 76 or cern.reception@cern.ch

 

Lecture webcast for the general public here.

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Maria Laach, Germany
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Public lecture: "Teilchenphysik und Völkerverständigung: 60 Jahre Grundlagenforschung am CERN", Rolf Heuer

During the traditional autumn school for PhD students of experimental and theoretical particle physics, held in a Benedictine abbey, CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer will give a public lecture entitled “Particle physics and international understanding - 60 years of fundamental research at CERN”.

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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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