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

CERN celebrates its anniversary with its neighbours

For CERN, the Fête des Voisins lasted the whole weekend. CERN had invited residents of the local France-Geneva region to come and celebrate its 60th anniversary at a special event held on 24 and 25 May, and 8000 of them accepted the invitation to visit installations that many of them pass by every day. Guided tours were offered at three of the Laboratory's underground sites: the CMS and LHCb detectors and the LHC accelerator at Point 4 of the ring. 

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More than 3000 visitors entered the exciting world of particle physics during the Austrian version of the Researchers’ Night.

On 4 April 2014, the 60th anniversary of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, was celebrated in the “Aula der Wissenschaften” in Vienna city centre. This celebration was part of the Lange Nacht der Forschung, the Austrian version of the Researchers’ Night. More than 3000 visitors of all age groups took the opportunity to enter the exciting world of particle physics from 5 p.m. to midnight. 

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The 2014 Swiss heat of the popular FameLab competition took place Thursday, 27 March at CERN. 11 young researchers from CERN, the Universities of Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel, and the EPFL competed for the sought-after title of FameLab finalist. The winner and the four runners-up will participate in the Masterclass and the Swiss final, and just one will go on to represent Switzerland at the international Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK. Some of the participants share their feedback with us.

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The 4th edition of the CineGlobe Festival was a huge success!

The festival was held from the 18 to 23 March 2014 at the Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN and hosted more than 3,000 spectators during the six days of the festival.



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