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  • Happy hundredth Herwig!

    Happy hundredth Herwig!

    CERN celebrates its 70th anniversary and birthday of Herwig Schopper, Director General of CERN from 1981 to 1988, in the same year! On Friday 1 March, Herwig Schopper celebrates his 100th birhtday. He has made landmark contributions to nuclear and particle physics and to related technologies. In his early career, he played a key role…

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  • CERN70: The Laboratory takes shape

    CERN70: The Laboratory takes shape

    Part 2 of the CERN70 feature series Franco Bonaudi, one of the pioneers of CERN’s accelerators, looks back at the Laboratory’s early years, during which everything had yet to be invented

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  • CERN70: Foundations for European science

    CERN70: Foundations for European science

    François de Rose, a French diplomat, was involved in the creation of CERN. In 2004, he still remembered the first discussions that ultimately led to the birth of the Organization In the aftermath of the Second World War, a handful of visionary scientists imagined how to revive science in Europe. By pooling the resources of…

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  • A year to celebrate CERN’s 70th anniversary

    A year to celebrate CERN’s 70th anniversary

    Celebrations begin with Unveiling the Universe, an event combining science, art and culture in CERN Science Gateway on 30 January Happy 2024 from CERN! In 2024, CERN is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Throughout the year, events and activities will showcase the Laboratory’s rich past, as well as its bright future with a unique accelerator complex…

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