In this section you will find CERN's latest updates and press releases.


Update: India becomes an Associate Member State of CERN

Geneva, 16 January 2017.

Today, India has become an Associate Member State of CERN. This follows official notification to CERN that the Government of India has completed its internal approval procedures in respect of the agreement, signed in November 2016, granting that status to the country.

Update: COLLIDE International Award now open for entries

Geneva/ Liverpool, 16 January 2017. Today Arts at CERN and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) announce its international call for artists to enter submissions for the COLLIDE International Award. This is the second year of this successful collaboration between CERN and FACT. Last year over 900 artists, from 71 countries applied for the award.

Press release: Pioneering SESAME light source circulates first beam

Allan, Jordan, 12 January 2017. A beam circulated for the first time in the pioneering SESAME synchrotron at 18:12 (UTC+2) yesterday. Following the first single turn, the next steps will be to achieve multi-turns, store and then accelerate a beam. This is an important milestone on the way to research getting underway at the first light-source laboratory in the Middle East.


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