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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

From basic research to technology transfer

Can basic research benefit technology in the short term? Is a scholarly dissertation just a ”black book” to be buried in the libra...

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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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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
CERN, Globe of Science and Innovation

Public lecture: "The Long Road to the LHC" by Prof. Lyn Evans, Dr Daniel Treille and Prof. Peter Jenni.

Talk in English with simultaneous interpreting into French. Entrance free. Limited number of seats. Reservation essential: +41 22 767 ...

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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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Come to experience this amazing scientific adventure with us!

Helsinki, Finland
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From basic research to technology transfer

Can basic research benefit technology in the short term? Is a scholarly dissertation just a ”black book” to be buried in the library? What is required if one wants to establish a company and commercialise one’s research results?

 

Research and business need creative new ideas and open-mindedness. CERN has throughout its history constantly needed new and often previously non-existent technologies and materials when designing its outstanding research instruments.

 

The ways science and industry can profit from each other will be reviewed in the presentations and in the panel discussion of this event. How can basic science support industry, how can industry benefit basic research and what kind of useful innovations can it produce?

 

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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Slovak Technical Museum, Košice, Slovakia
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Slovenská cesta do Mikrokozmu exhibition

Physicum, Auditorium 101, Kumpula campus, Finland
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Colloquium at the Kumpula campus

 

Programme:

10 a.m: Welcome  (Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, HIP Director)

10.15 a.m.: CERN today (CERN DG Rolf Heuer)

11 a.m.: Finland and CERN (J.Tuominiemi)

1 p.m.: Finnish theorists and CERN (K.Kajantie)

1.45 p.m.: Finnish participation in CERN's experimental programme today (M.Voutilainen)

2.30 p.m.: Finnish engineering at CERN (Antti Onnela, CERN)

3.30 p.m.: Closing remarks and reception

 
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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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