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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
Sala Murat, Bari, Italy

60 years of CERN @Bari

From 24 to 27 October 2014, INFN in Bari will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of CERN with a public event hosted downto...

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Slovakia
Astronomical Observatory, Prešov, 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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Switzerland
Temporary landscape feature in Meyrin-Village square

PEDESTRIAN DECELERATOR 1954-2014

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC): The purpose of the LHC, which started up in 2008, is to answer questions in the fields of particle ph...

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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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Sala Murat, Bari, Italy
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60 years of CERN @Bari

From 24 to 27 October 2014, INFN in Bari will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of CERN with a public event hosted downtown in the Sala Murat.


The event will include a photo-exhibition and film projections that trace the history of 60 years of CERN, with photographs of key events that have characterised its scientific excellence.


There will be hands-on exhibits to introduce the visitors to some particle detectors, which are at the hearth of the experimental apparatus currently used at CERN.


The contribution of INFN, in particular INFN’s facility in Bari, to CERN's research, will be described in brief educational seminars by Bari researchers, who are involved in CERN's activities on a daily basis.

 

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Science Festival in Genoa, Italy
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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

Antonio Zoccoli,  Vice-President of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN)

Representatives of Italian industry and foundations: Dr Vincenzo Giori (Gruppo Malacalza) and Dr Sandro Rossi (CNAO - Centro Nazionale Adroterapia Oncologica, Pavia)

 

Moderator: Maurizio Biasini, Scientific Attaché, Permanent Mission of Italy to the International Organisations in Geneva

 

The discussion will start with CERN’s scientific projects and their many technological spin-offs, such as in oncology (hadron therapy) and new materials (high-performance superconducting wires), and will end with the new scenarios of fundamental physics. The conference marks CERN’s 60th anniversary and is being organised by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with CERN and the INFN.

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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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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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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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