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

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

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LIVE: broadcast of opening ceremony for CERN’s 70th anniversary is starting in *countdown*

First event for the celebration starts today at 12:00 CEST.

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Dieses Jahr ist besonders bedeutend für das CERN, da es am 29. September 2024 sein 70-jähriges Bestehen feiert.

Das CERN wurde nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg von einer Handvoll führender europäischer Wissenschaftler gegründet, die die Möglichkeit sahen, ein internationales Labor für Grundlagenforschung zu errichten, das die Nationen durch die Wissenschaft zusammenbringen würde. Heute hat das CERN 23 Mitgliedstaaten und viele andere Länder aus der ganzen Welt nehmen ebenfalls an seinem Forschungsprogramm teil.

Um dieses Jubiläum gebührend zu feiern, hat das CERN ein reichhaltiges und attraktives Programm zusammengestellt, das für jeden etwas bietet: öffentliche Vorträge, Führungen, praktische Vorführungen und Ausstellungen, die von der Wissenschaft inspiriert sind. Im Jahr 2024 wird das CERN mit diesen aufregenden Veranstaltungen überschwemmt werden! Auch die Mitgliedstaaten des CERN veranstalten Events, um dieses Jubiläum zu feiern. Eine Vielzahl von Veranstaltungen aller Art wird eine großartige Gelegenheit zum Austausch zwischen der wissenschaftlichen Gemeinschaft und der breiten Öffentlichkeit bieten.

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  • 07 Jun /24
    9:00 – 15:20

    Visit of the Polish Electric Power Industry Association

     Please click on the location to visualize the room on the map. Please be aware that no luggage can be brought during the visit.For this purpose you can either make usage of the luggage room at the airport (railway side) or the lockers at the Science Gateway at CERN.

    4/3-001 | CERN

  • 22 Jul /24
    9:00 – 13:00

    Thematic Industry Day – Cryogenics (Preliminary agenda)

      This thematic event targets suppliers from CERN Member and Associate Member States active in Cryogenics engineering and all associated technical domains and applications. Participation is on invitation only. Please click on „Apply for participation“ and wait for approval by the organizers.Deadline for companies to register: 7th June’24. To reach the CICG-please refer to this link. (https://www.cicg.ch/en/node/261)

    Geneva’s International Conference Center / 17, rue de Varembé, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland

  • 07 Jun /24
    10:00 – 11:00

    Meet the authors – Shantha Liyanage, Markus Nordberg & Marilena Streit-Bianchi on ‚Big Science, Innovation and Societal Contributions‘

    Join the videoconference here. The event is aimed at the CERN community and CERN Alumni, therefore physical attendance will require having a valid CERN access card.  CERN Alumni should use this form to request CERN access cards. Shantha Liyanage, Markus Nordberg and Marilena Streit-Bianchi will present their new book at the CERN Library: The book: Contains interviews with Big Science experimental staff, providing information on the effective management of big collaborations Gives insight into the experience of leading researchers of big experiments, revealing new approaches and epistemic cultures Connects several academic fields, as well as performance management, international collaborations, building scientific infrastructure, research funding, and research-development-innovation management Big Science, Innovation, and Societal Contributions offers a connection between Big Science and its societal impacts from a multidisciplinary perspective, drawing on physics and astrophysics scholars to explain the reasoning behind their work, and how such knowledge can be applied to everyday life.Through simplifying complex scientific concepts, Big Science, Innovation, and Societal Contributions explains the evolution of Big Science experiments and what it takes to manage and maintain complex scientific experiments with a human centred approach. Further, it examines the motivations behind international efforts to develop capital-intensive and human resource-rich, large-scale multi-national scientific investments to solve fundamental research problems concerning our future. Drawing on reliable scientific evidence, multi-disciplinary perspectives, and personal insights from collider physics, detectors, accelerator, and telescopes research, the volume outlines the mechanisms, benefits, and methodologies, as well as the potential challenges and short-comings, of Big Science, to learn and reflect on for future initiatives. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and signing sessions. The book is available from the CERN Library & Bookshop.  About the authors (from OUP):  Shantha Liyanage, Associate of CERN, ATLAS Project,Markus Nordberg, Head of Resources Development, IPT-DI, Marilena Streit-Bianchi, Vice-President, ARSCIENCIA Shantha Liyanage obtained a biological science degree, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and a PhD innovation management at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He held professorial appointments at University of Queensland, University of Auckland, University of Macquarie, and University of Technology Sydney. He directed the Technology Management Centre at the University of Queensland, Australia and held visiting professorial appointments with the Nihon University in Japan, Copenhagen Business School, and Zeppelin University Germany. His research covers education, management, and leadership including management research into CERN’s ATLAS and CMS experiments. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Learning and Change, Inderscience, UK. Markus Nordberg coordinates multi-disciplinary innovation projects at IdeaSquare at CERN, and is the co-coordinator of the EU-funded sensor and imaging R&D&I initiative ATTRACT, aiming at both scientific and societal impact of disruptive co-innovation. Prior to this function, he served 12 years as the Resources Coordinator of the ATLAS project at CERN. He is a member of the European Physical Society, Strategic Management Society, and the Association of Finnish Parliament Members and Scientists, TUTKAS. He has a degree both in Physics and in Business Administration. Marilena Streit-Bianchi received a doctorate in Biological Sciences from the University of Rome and joined CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva in 1969. She has been a pioneer in the study of high-energy particles produced by accelerators for cancer treatment. She has held managerial positions on safety training and technology transfer, has been a senior honorary staff member at CERN, and actively engaged in multidisciplinarity. She is editor and curator of exhibitions in Europe and Mozambique promoting art and science, and is the Vice President of the international association ARSCIENCIA and member of the Italian Physics Society (SIF).

    52/1-052 | CERN Library

  • 27 May /24
    ENDS: 27 Jun /24 18:00

    * For CERN Personnel only * CERN 70th Anniversary Table Tennis Tournament

      The CERN Table Tennis Club is happy to celebrate CERN’s 70th anniversary by organizing a new special tournament, on CERN premises. Since 2014, thanks to the strong support of the CERN Staff Association, the Club made significant progress, as we now have 6 tables installed, 4 on the Meyrin site and 2 on the Prevessin site. Therefore, we will be able to play matches on 6 tables on two CERN sites. We take this opportunity to remind everyone that each year in August, the Club organizes a CERN championship at the Meyrin CTT, which saw the number of inscriptions reach record levels of 70 in 2022 and 2023. CERN is represented in official table tennis competitions in Switzerland, at all levels. Regular trainings by professional coaches are organized for free, for all members, during the table tennis season, from September to June. Table tennis training camps (stages) for children and adults are also organized during school holidays, including during the summer, in collaboration with the Meyrin CTT. CERN Table Tennis Club Web page: http://cern.ch/club-TableTennis   ——————————————————————   CERN 70th Anniversary Table Tennis Tournament Organization   RULES This special tournament, to celebrate CERN’s 70th anniversary, is open to all people working at CERN and their families. Matches are to be played on tables installed at the various CERN cafeterias. Matches are to be played to the best of 5 sets (this means that you have to win 3 sets to win the match). Game rules are the usual international TT rules: Sets are played up to 11 points, or more, if a difference of two points is not reached. The server alternates every two points. The first player to serve is designated by a pick of hand with the ball under the table or the toss of a coin. The player who served in second in the first set, will serve first in the next set, and so on. In case of questions concerning the rules, you may contact any member of the Organizing Committee.   INSCRIPTIONS Register here. A 10 CHF registration fee will be collected prior to the event, or transfer to the Club UBS account (CERN Table Tennis Club: UBS IBAN: CH13 0027 9279 1359 6940 Q), or by cash to the Treasurer Bugra.Bilin@cern.ch). Registration will be effective only after payment of the fee. Registration deadline: May 25, 2024, midnight, or when a number of 128 participants is reached. In case the number of people registered exceeds 128, we will organize a qualifying round, as is done in Gran Slam tournaments in tennis. Level: Indicate your table tennis approximate level, among: total beginner, occasional player, regular player. This information is only required to avoid that the a priori strongest players meet in the initial rounds. Official rankings, when available, will be used to select the seeds. Draws will be carried out as usual on a random basis, on May 26, 2024. The tournament starts on May 27, 2024 and ends on Thursday June 27, 2024, with final matches and an official prize ceremony. Matches are to be organized by the two players supposed to meet. This is why we need to have emails and/or cell phone numbers, so that players can make an appointment with their opponent. Matches must be played anytime before the round deadline imposed by the organizers in the overall schedule. In case a given match did not take place before the deadline, the winner will be designated by a draw. Results of matches have to be communicated to the organizers by email to:cern-tt-committee   SCHEDULE     There is no strict constraints on when matches can be played, except for the deadline given by the organizers. However, it would be best if, as many matches as possible, could take place around lunch time, to have spectators. Players are free to play any time and at any place convenient to them, except for the semi-finals and the final, which will have to be played at R1 on June 27. Prize ceremony June 27, Main CERN Cafeteria (R1) 18:00 Semi-finals, final and match for 3rd place: June 27, Main Cafeteria 16:30 Quarter finals: June 25 to 26 Round of 16: June 21 to 24 Round of 32: June 15 to 20 Round of 64: June 7 to 14 Round of 128 or qualifying round if needed: May 27 to June 6   PRIZES     A “Prix Souvenir” will be offered to each participant. Special prizes will reward the Winner (cup + prize), the Finalist, (prize) the Third and Fourth players (prize). We will ask a CERN personality to give out prizes to laureates, in a short informal prize ceremony, at the CERN Restaurant # 1, on June 27, starting at 18:00.  

    CERN CERN Restaurants 1,2,3 & 774 cafeteria

  • 06 Jun /24
    20:00 – 21:30

    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 Sergio Marchionne Auditorium Campus du Portail de la science du CERN Esplanade des Particules 1 CH-1217 Meyrin


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