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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

Les grandes leçons d’un petit boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs, winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2013, revolutionised how we understand mass. How could suc...

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FIM Department, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Edificio Fisica, Modena, Italy

A photographic exhibition with presentation of the book THE RINGS OF KNOWLEDGE. INFN x LHC

The book and the exhibition present a fascinating photographic survey of the essential phases of the construction of the LHC accelerat...

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Lisboa, Portugal

Public lecture “The Higgs boson Discovery at CERN and CERN 60 years"

By José Maneira (LIP), na sede da ART.   POSTER         ...

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CERN Meyrin, Main Building

Exhibition "Dark energy, dark matter"

Just as atomic particles forged links to create matter, two artists from the Haut-Bugey area of neighbouring France have come together...

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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

2014 holds a particular significance for CERN as on 29 September the Organization celebrated its 60th anniversary.

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.

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Thermotechnisch Instituut, Heverlee, Leuven
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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. Next to scientific highlights from these three facilities a forum will be provided to discuss the evolution from university-based research towards international large-scale facilities and the interplay between them emphasizing strategic choices, concerted actions and targeted funding.

 

At this colloquium an overview of the scientific highlights obtained at CERN, ISOLDE and LISOL with special emphasis on the involvement of Belgian researchers will be given together with an outlook to the future. Next to this, policy makers and funding agencies will be invited to contribute to the discussion and exchange views on research at international large-scale facilities and the role of university groups.

 

More information here. (PDF)

 

Address : Thermotechnisch Instituut- Kasteelpark Arenberg 41, 3001 Heverlee (Leuven)

 

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Palais de la découverte, Paris
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Les grandes leçons d’un petit boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs, winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2013, revolutionised how we understand mass. How could such a fundamental property of material objects have been called into question? By Etienne Klein, director of Larsim, CEA, and Sandrine Laplace, a researcher at the Laboratoire de physique nucléaire et de hautes énergies (LPNHE) in Paris, a unit of the Institut national de physique nucléaire (IN2P3) of CNRS, and co-director of the Higgs boson research in the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.  This lecture is part of the lecture series "Les particules… pas si élémentaires” linked to the exhibition The Large Hadron Collider - LHC, at the Palais de la découverte until 19 July 2015.

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Palais de la découverte, Paris
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Alice au pays de la matière primordiale

Today, physicists and astrophysicists are working together to understand the origins of the universe. The LHC experiment, ALICE, reproduces the conditions in which matter first existed, a few microseconds after the Big Bang, by violently colliding particles. By Sébastien Descotes-Genon, a researcher at the CNRS, director of the Laboratoire de physique théorique in Orsay (LPT) and Raphaël Granier, researcher at the Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet (LLR) a unit of IN2P3 of the CNRS, who is working on the CMS experiment.  This lecture is part of the lecture series "Les particules… pas si élémentaires” linked to The Large Hadron Collider – LHC exhibition at the Palais de la découverte until 19 July 2015.

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Here you will find a series of articles and photos bringing you the latest news on the 60th anniversary celebrations.

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UNESCO: World Science Day for Peace and Development

Established by UNESCO in 2001, World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated worldwide on 10 November every year. The day offers an opportunity to mobilise various partners (scientific and research institutions, the media, science teachers, NGO’s) to highlight the important role of science in society and to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues and the relevance of science in their daily lives.

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