CERN is a pioneer in making science, technology and know-how freely available to the world. Knowledge sharing – one of the core values enshrined in CERN’s founding convention – underpins its mission to support open science. A brilliant example of this is the World Wide Web, invented at CERN for the benefit of society at large.

At this event, leading scientists and experts explored the extraordinary significance of international collaboration and open science in advancing scientific knowledge. They traced the evolution of the Web, discussed the imperative of democratisation of information and technology, and explored the emerging frontiers in digital technologies and AI.

Thank you for joining us in this fourth public event, held in collaboration with the CineGlobe festival, celebrating the Laboratory’s 70th anniversary and the CERN & Society Foundation’s 10th anniversary. 

Science for All –  Panel discussion: leading scientists and experts explored the significance of international collaboration and open and inclusive science in advancing scientific knowledge.

For Everyone – Documentary screening: in 1989, the world’s largest physics laboratory, CERN, was a hive of ideas and information stored on incompatible computers. Tim Berners-Lee conceived a unifying structure to link information across different computers, leading to the birth of the World Wide Web in 1991. This documentary traces the origins of the Web and its future implications, setting the stage for our second panel discussion.

Towards the Future: the Web and Beyond – Panel discussion: Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web and CTO and co-founder of Inrupt, and other leading experts as we discussed the evolution of the Web, the democratisation of technology and the emerging frontiers in digital technologies and AI. 

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