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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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France
Palais de la découverte, Paris

Accélérateurs : gigantesques microscopes pour la matière

How is the Standard Model of particles constructed? Why do we need ever more powerful particle accelerators? What do we see in the pro...

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Germany
Max Planck Institute for Physics, Germany

At the Frontiers of Knowledge

Open Day.   Programme : •    An exhibition of the institute's work in particle and astroparticle physics •    Exciting popu...

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Italy
Science Festival in Genoa, Italy

Meet LHC – 60 years of Italy at CERN

During the Genoa Science Festival, the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), in collaboration with CERN, brings the LH...

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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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Switzerland
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Workshop hackathon

Are you innovative and do you like to share your ideas with other enthusiasts? Would you like to apply your knowledge and skills to hu...

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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!

CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
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Workshop hackathon

Are you innovative and do you like to share your ideas with other enthusiasts? Would you like to apply your knowledge and skills to humanitarian problems? Are you motivated to work on issues beneficial to society?

 

THE Port problem-solving workshop - also known as a hackathon / makeathon - will take place at CERN from 31 October to 2 November.


Interdisciplinary teams of 35 participants and 23 local mentor will work on topics inspired by members of other NGOs such as the ICRC, UN Development Programme, UNITAR-UNOSAT and Norwegian People's Aid.

 

From a pool of 90 applicants who made it through the second round of selections and were invited to a CERN video interview, five interdisciplinary teams were formed, working on several different topics.

 

A detailed agenda can be found here.

 

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Science Festival in Genoa, Italy
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Meet LHC – 60 years of Italy at CERN

During the Genoa Science Festival, the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), in collaboration with CERN, brings the LHC directly to Genoa’s central square, the Piazza de Ferrari.

The story of modern and contemporary physics can be traced through the history of CERN, where thousands of people of all nationalities, including 1700 Italians, work. An original component of the LHC will be brought to the Festival site from Geneva, and members of the public will have the chance to learn a little bit more about the fascinating history of this laboratory and INFN’s significant contributions to its success.

As a parallel event on 24 October, the day of the Festival’s inauguration, the film Particle Fever will be screened in the Great Council Chamber of the Doge’s Palace at 9pm, with an introduction given by the President of the INFN, Fernando Ferroni.

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Max Planck Institute for Physics, Germany
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At the Frontiers of Knowledge

Open Day.

 

Programme :

•    An exhibition of the institute's work in particle and astroparticle physics
•    Exciting popular scientific talks by scientists from the institute on topics from particle and astroparticle physics
•    Guided tours of laboratories and workshops
•    Possibilities for personal dialogue with the scientists, engineers and technicians
•    Demonstrations in technical laboratories and apprenticeship workshops
•    Videos on particle and astroparticle physics
•    Glimpses into theoretical physics, from string theory to supersymmetry
•    Information on physics studies in Munich
•    We are providing a creche for young children...
•    ... and a canteen (open all day) for your nourishment.

 

 

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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.

Featured news

UN and CERN celebrate science for peace and development and CERN’s 60th anniversary

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) celebrated science for peace and development highlighting the values of science and its ability to build bridges between nations. The event was the last in a series of celebrations organized by CERN to mark its 60th Anniversary.

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