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CERN at 70

This year holds special significance for CERN as the Organization celebrates its 70th anniversary on 29 September 2024.

Inspiring the Future

This year holds special significance for CERN as the Organization celebrates its 70th anniversary on 29 September 2024.

CERN at 70
Inspiring the Future

This year holds special significance for CERN as the Organization celebrates its 70th anniversary on 29 September 2024.

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From particle physics
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7 March 2024

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CERN was established after the Second World War by a handful of Europe’s leading scientists and diplomats  with a mission to bring excellence in scientific research back to Europe and foster peaceful collaboration among nations. Today, CERN has 23 Member States, ten Associate Member States, and a vibrant community of 17 thousand people, representing more than 110 nationalities.  With many mysteries of the fundamental nature of the Universe still to be unravelled, CERN is preparing to continue this inspiring journey of exploration.

Join us this year as we celebrate our glorious past and shape a bright future for CERN.

CERN’s 70-year history is rich in ground-breaking achievements both in physics and technology. During the celebrations, we will release multiple videos that will take you on this journey with us.

Upcoming events

  • 05 Mar /24
    10:50 – 15:30 (Europe/London)

    Shining a light on particle physics and accelerators

    This event consists of a series of talks and demonstrations aimed at 16-17-year-old students.  For more information about the main structure of the day, please check the attached file with the detailed schedule.

    Cathedral Gate | Liverpool Cathedral

  • 05 Mar /24
    19:30 – 21:30 (Europe/London)

    Beyond boundaries: A dialogue on science and faith

    This event consists of a panel discussion with scientists and theologians. It is open to the general public. 

    Cathedral Gate | Liverpool Cathedral

  • 07 Mar /24
    19:30 – 21:30 (Europe/Zurich)

    From particle physics to medicine

    From particle physics to medicine As part of the celebrations for CERN’s 70th anniversary, this event offers a unique opportunity to explore the various applications of particle physics instruments and tools in hospitals and medical research. Medical doctors, biologists and physicists will guide you on a captivating journey, providing insights into the future of therapy and imaging.  The event will cover three areas in which particle physics is contributing to the development of new medical technologies:  “Accelerators to treat cancer” From radiotherapy for cancer treatment to radiopharmaceuticals,: tens of thousands of particle accelerators are used in medicine. New therapies have been made possible by the innovative technologies developed for frontier instruments, like the Large Hadron Collider. “Looking inside the human body”Since the discovery of X-rays, medical imaging and physics have advanced hand in hand. Sophisticated particle detectors, which are at the heart of modern imaging devices, enable doctors to provide early and accurate diagnosis of many diseases. “The digital health revolution” Machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies play a crucial role in particle physics, which is rapidly embracing these tools to advance research. Collaborations with medical doctors, epidemiologists and researchers are leading to game-changing developments that help to preserve or improve our health. The event,  bringing together renowned specialists, will be moderated by Professor Antoine Geissbuhler, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, Director of Teaching and Research and Head of the Division of e-Health and Telemedicine, HUG. Entrance to the event is free, but registration is mandatory. Click here to register. The Big Bang Café will exceptionally be open until 19.30, offering a range of food and drinks. Public event | Free entrance | In English with simultaneous interpreting into French | Recorded   De la physique des particules à la médecine Dans le cadre du 70e anniversaire du CERN, cet événement offre l’occasion unique de découvrir comment les instruments et outils de la physique des particules trouvent une application dans les hôpitaux et la recherche médicale. Des médecins, des biologistes et des physiciens vous guideront au cours de cette passionnante exploration, offrant un aperçu de l’avenir des soins de santé et de l’imagerie.  Cet événement abordera trois domaines au sein desquels la physique des particules contribue au développement de nouvelles technologies médicales :  « Traiter le cancer grâce à des accélérateurs » De la radiothérapie pour traiter le cancer aux produits radiopharmaceutiques, des dizaines de milliers d’accélérateurs de particules sont utilisés en médecine. De nouveaux traitements ont été rendus possibles grâce aux technologies innovantes développées pour des instruments de pointe, tels que le Grand collisionneur de hadrons. « Examiner l’intérieur du corps humain »Depuis la découverte des rayons X, l’imagerie médicale et la physique ont progressé en parallèle. Des détecteurs de particules sophistiqués, qui sont au cœur des dispositifs d’imagerie moderne, permettent aux médecins de poser des diagnostics précoces et précis sur de nombreuses maladies.  La révolution numérique en matière de santé » L’apprentissage automatique et l’intelligence artificielle jouent un rôle crucial en physique des particules, qui intègre rapidement ces outils pour faire avancer la recherche. Des collaborations avec des médecins, des épidémiologistes et des chercheurs conduisent à des avancées décisives pour la préservation ou l’amélioration de la santé de chacun. Cet événement, rassemblant d’illustres spécialistes, sera animé par le professeur Antoine Geissbuhler, doyen de la faculté de médecine de Genève, directeur de l’enseignement et de la recherche et médecin-chef du service de cybersanté et télémédecine aux HUG. L’événement est gratuit, mais l’inscription est obligatoire. Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire. Le Big Bang Café, qui offre un large éventail de mets et de boissons, restera exceptionnellement ouvert jusqu’à 19 h 30. Ouvert à tous | Gratuit | Événement en anglais avec interprétation simultanée en français | Événement enregistré

    Auditorium Sergio Marchionne | CERN

  • 13 Mar /24
    12:00 – 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)

    Aineen ja maailmankaikkeuden perusolemusta selvittämässä – CERN 70 vuotta

    Euroopan hiukkasfysiikan tutkimuskeskus CERN tutkii aineen ja maailmankaikkeuden perusolemusta maailman suurimmalla hiukkaskiihdyttimellä Sveitsin ja Ranskan rajalla. Tuhansien tutkijoiden työyhteisö käyttää miljardien eurojen laitteistoja, joista tärkein on sadan metriin syvyydessä sijaitseva 27 kilometriä pitkä hiukkaskiihdytin. Mitä huimalla panostuksella on 70 vuoden aikana saatu aikaan? Miltä tutkimuskeskuksen tulevaisuus näyttää? Tervetuloa mukaan kuuntelemaan ja keskustelemaan siitä, mikä on hiukkasfysiikassa pinnalla nyt ja tulevaisuudessa.   https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/matemaattis-luonnontieteellinen-tiedekunta/ajankohtaista/aineen-ja-maailmankaikkeuden-perusolemusta-selvittamassa-cern-70-vuotta      

    Think Corner (Tiedekulma)

  • 18 Apr /24
    19:30 – 21:30 (Europe/Zurich)

    CERN70 public event: The virtuous circle of knowledge and innovation

    This year holds special significance for CERN, which celebrates its 70th anniversary on 29 September 2024. This landmark year honours CERN’s remarkable contributions to scientific knowledge, technological innovation, and international collaboration in the field of particle physics. A variety of events and activities, culminating in an official high-level ceremony on 1 October, will showcase the Laboratory’s rich past and its forward-looking vision.  Join us to discover spectacular scientific adventures organised for CERN’s 70th anniversary.  Full details will be published three weeks prior to this event on the CERN70 website, when registration opens.     Public event | Free entrance | Registration mandatory | In English with French simultaneous interpretationOuvert à tous | Gratuit | Inscription obligatoire | Evénement en anglais avec interprétation simultanée en français Press and journalists who wish to attend are invited to contact press@cern.ch to request accreditation. | Les journalistes souhaitant s’inscrire sont invités à demander une accréditation au Service de presse du CERN : press@cern.ch    

    Science Gateway Auditorium A (81/R-003A) | CERN

  • 09 May /24
    9:00 (Europe/Zurich)
    ENDS: 12 May /24 18:00

    Sofia Science Festival

    The Sofia Science Festival will showcase the extensive history and future ambitions of CERN, along with the significant contributions of the Bulgarian scientific community to the CERN programme, which began in the 1980s. This event will feature a variety of presentations and multimedia material exhibitions. Scheduled to take place at the Tech Park in Sofia, Bulgaria, the festival will run from May 9th to 12th.

    Sofia Tech Park

  • 15 May /24
    14:00 (Europe/Zurich)
    ENDS: 19 May /24 21:30

    CERN70 public event: CERN – An extraordinary human endeavour

    This year holds special significance for CERN, which celebrates its 70th anniversary on 29 September 2024. This landmark year honours CERN’s remarkable contributions to scientific knowledge, technological innovation, and international collaboration in the field of particle physics. A variety of events and activities, culminating in an official high-level ceremony on 1 October, will showcase the Laboratory’s rich past and its forward-looking vision.  Join us to discover spectacular scientific adventures organised for CERN’s 70th anniversary.  This public event will be part of the CineGlobe International Film Festival that will take place from 15-19 May. The exact date and time for this CERN70 public event are to be confirmed. Full details will be published three weeks prior to this event on the CERN70 website, when registration opens.     Public event | Free entrance | Registration mandatory | In English with French simultaneous interpretationOuvert à tous | Gratuit | Inscription obligatoire | Evénement en anglais avec interprétation simultanée en français Press and journalists who wish to attend are invited to contact press@cern.ch to request accreditation. | Les journalistes souhaitant s’inscrire sont invités à demander une accréditation au Service de presse du CERN : press@cern.ch    

    Science Gateway Auditorium A (81/R-003A) | CERN

  • 06 Jun /24
    20:00 – 21:30 (Europe/Zurich)

    CERN70 public event: The case of the (still) mysterious Universe

    This year holds special significance for CERN, which celebrates its 70th anniversary on 29 September 2024. This landmark year honours CERN’s remarkable contributions to scientific knowledge, technological innovation, and international collaboration in the field of particle physics. A variety of events and activities, culminating in an official high-level ceremony on 1 October, will showcase the Laboratory’s rich past and its forward-looking vision.  Join us to discover spectacular scientific adventures organised for CERN’s 70th anniversary.  Full details will be published three weeks prior to this event on the CERN70 website, when registration opens.     Public event | Free entrance | Registration mandatory | In English with French simultaneous interpretationOuvert à tous | Gratuit | Inscription obligatoire | Evénement en anglais avec interprétation simultanée en français Press and journalists who wish to attend are invited to contact press@cern.ch to request accreditation. | Les journalistes souhaitant s’inscrire sont invités à demander une accréditation au Service de presse du CERN : press@cern.ch    

    Science Gateway Auditorium A (81/R-003A) | CERN

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