CERN is celebrating 60 years of science for peace in 2014
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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.
Come to experience this amazing scientific adventure with us!
"LEP I era (1984-1994)" with a celebration of Herwig Schopper's 90th birthday by John Ellis, Horst Wenninger and Herwig Schopper.
3.30 p.m. - 3.45 p.m.: Coffee
3.45 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.: LEP1 : the Ascent of the Standard Model by John Ellis
4.30 p.m. - 5.15 p.m.: CERN’s support for the LEP machine and the collaborations during the LEP construction period 1984 to 1989 and preparation for the LEP energy upgrade and for LHC during LEP I operations 1989 to 1994 by Horst Wenninger
5.15 p.m. - 6 p.m.: The Spirit counts - People at and around CERN by Herwig Schopper
From antimatter to time travel and parallel worlds, quantum physics has always been a source of inspiration in the cinematic world.
To mark CERN’s 60th anniversary, we invite you to join us on a journey through time and space. The four films chosen, ranging from Hollywood fiction to documentaries, will be followed by discussions with physicists to help the audience to gain a better understanding of the science behind the captivating stories.
14 September at 8.15 p.m.: Angels and Demons, by Ron Howard, 2009, 138 Min.
15 September at 8.30 p.m.: A Brief History of Time, by Errol Morris, 1991, 80 Min.
16 September at 8 p.m.: The End of Time, by Peter Mettler, 2012, 109 Min.
17 September: Inception, by Christopher Nolan, 2010, 148 Min.
18 September: From the Godfather to the God Particle, Masterclass by Walter Murch, 90 Min. Learn more about this event, click here
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.