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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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The Virtuous Circle
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The Virtuous Circle of Knowledge and Innovation

18 April 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

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

    The Virtuous Circle of Knowledge and Innovation

    The Virtuous Circle of Knowledge and Innovation From Particle Physics to New Technology and Back Join us for a captivating evening at CERN’s third public event celebrating our 70th anniversary. Discover the dynamic relationship between particle physics research and technological innovation. Event highlights: Advanced Particle Accelerators: discover how the technology behind particle accelerators extends far beyond research labs, influencing sectors like healthcare, energy and transportation.Particle Detectors: learn about the role of particle detectors and their surprising applications in medical diagnostics, aerospace, security and more. Particle Detectors: learn about the role of particle detectors and their surprising applications in medical diagnostics, aerospace, security and more. Quantum Innovations: learn about Bell’s inequalities and their pivotal role in the birth of quantum information technologies. Why attend? This event is suitable for anyone curious about the intersection of science and technology. Whether you are a student, educator, professional or simply curious, you will leave with a deeper appreciation for how fundamental research fuels innovation – and vice versa. Hosted by Paola Catapano (CERN), the event will bring together distinguished experts from both the scientific community and industry, including Alain Aspect (2022 Nobel Prize in Physics laureate), Tabea Arndt (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Amalia Ballarino (CERN), Alessandra Lombardi (CERN), Steffen Kappler (Vice President Technology & Innovation at Siemens Healthineers Innovation), Daniela Bortoletto (Oxford University), Jan Jakubek (Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Advacam), Reinhold Bertlmann (University of Vienna), Nicolas Gisin (University of Geneva). Additional information:•    Admission: free, with registration required for in-person attendance. Click here to register.•    Refreshments: the Big Bang Café will be open until 7.30 p.m. for your enjoyment.•    For our global audiences: a live webcast will be available for those unable to attend in person. Please note that no registration is necessary for online viewing. Public event | Free entrance | In English with simultaneous interpreting into French | Recorded and webcasted Le cercle vertueux de la connaissance et de l’innovation  De la physique des particules aux nouvelles technologies, et inversement Rejoignez-nous pour une soirée captivante lors du troisième événement public organisé dans le cadre des célébrations du 70e anniversaire du CERN. Venez découvrir la relation dynamique qui unit la recherche en physique des particules et l’innovation technologique. Les grands thèmes de l’événement :  Les accélérateurs de particules de pointe : vous découvrirez en quoi la technologie sur laquelle s’appuient les accélérateurs de particules s’étend bien au-delà des laboratoires de recherche, jusqu’à des secteurs tels que les soins de santé, l’énergie et les transports. Les détecteurs de particules : vous en saurez plus sur le rôle des détecteurs de particules et leurs applications surprenantes dans les domaines du diagnostic médical, de l’aérospatiale, de la sécurité, et plus encore. Les innovations quantiques : vous apprendrez pourquoi les inégalités de Bell jouent un rôle essentiel dans la naissance des technologies quantiques de l’information. À qui s’adresse cet événement ? À toute personne s’intéressant aux interactions entre la science et la technologie. Étudiants, enseignants, professionnels ou simplement curieux, tout le monde repartira avec une meilleure idée de la façon dont la recherche fondamentale alimente l’innovation, et vice versa. Animé par Paola Catapano (CERN), cet événement rassemblera des spécialistes reconnus, issus de la communauté scientifique et de l’industrie, comme Alain Aspect (lauréat du Prix Nobel de physique 2022), Tabea Arndt (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Amalia Ballarino (CERN), Alessandra Lombardi (CERN), Steffen Kappler (Vice President Technology & Innovation at Siemens Healthineers Innovation), Daniela Bortoletto (Oxford University), Jan Jakubek (Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Advacam), Reinhold Bertlmann (University of Vienna), Nicolas Gisin (University of Geneva). Informations complémentaires :•    L’entrée est gratuite ; l’inscription est obligatoire si vous souhaitez assister en personne à l’événement. Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire.•    Envie d’une collation ? Le Big Bang Café sera ouvert jusqu’à 19 h 30.•    Vous vivez loin ? Pour les personnes qui ne pourraient y assister, l’événement sera également retransmis par webcast. Veuillez noter qu’aucune inscription n’est nécessaire pour visionner l’événement en ligne. Ouvert à tous | Gratuit | Événement en anglais avec interprétation simultanée en français | Événement enregistré et retransmis en ligne

    Auditorium Sergio Marchionne | 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

  • 28 May /24
    9:00 (Europe/Kyiv)
    ENDS: 29 May /24 18:30

    CERN – Ukraine 2024: “Past – Present – Future” Conference, Kyiv Ukraine, May 28-29, 2024

    This event will be organized in a framework of the CERN’s 70th Celebration Programme, highlighting CERN achievements over the past years, addressing future projects at CERN and worldwide, as well as contributions of Ukrainian scientists to these endeavors. Abstract submission is open till 22 April 2024 at 23:59 (Europe/Kyiv). Registration is open till 8 May 2024 at 23:59 (Europe/Kyiv).
  • 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

  • 25 Jun /24
    9:00 – 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

    HELLO SPACE 4.0

    CERN science and technology will be showcased at the third edition of the Bulgarian youth STEAM & SPACE Festival.  

    Sofia Tech Park

  • 01 Jul /24
    16:00 (Europe/Zurich)
    ENDS: 03 Jul /24 18:00

    Symposium

  • 04 Jul /24
    20:00 – 21:30 (Europe/Zurich)

    CERN70 public event: Exploring farther – Machines for new knowledge

      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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