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


Press release: CERN celebrates 40th Anniversary

Geneva, 8 September 1994. On 29 September 1954 the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)1 was created when sufficient ratifications of the Convention establishing CERN* were obtained from Member States. CERN's goals were clearly set out in Article II of this Convention: "The Organization shall provide for collaboration among European States in nuclear research of a pure scientific and fundamental character, and in research essentially related thereto.

Press release: European Supercomputer installed at CERN

Geneva, 25 August 1994. A new scaleable parallel computer based on European High Performance Computing (HPC) technology has been installed in the CERN1 computing centre. The initiative to support the development of this new style computer came from the European Union's (EU) Esprit Programme (European Strategic Programme for Research and Development in Information Technology). CERN is lead partner and co-ordinator of this project, called GPMIMD2 (General Purpose Multiple Instructions Multiple Data II).

Press release: CERN advances towards approval of LHC

Geneva, 24 June 1994. The CERN1 Council, where the representatives of the 19 Member States of the Organization decide on scientific programmes and financial resources, held its 100th session on 24 June under the chairmanship of Professor Hubert Curien (France).

After a week of meetings which covered in detail the scientific potential, budgeting and world participation in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the President of Council, Prof. Curien, stated that

Press release: The Large Hadron Collider

The Development of the Project

Geneva, 17 June 1994. As early as 1977, during preparatory discussions for building CERN1's Large Electron Positron collider (LEP), it was clear that excavating the LEP tunnel would make more economic sense if it could be reused for a successor machine. Thus, while LEP was being designed and built in the early '80s, groups in CERN were busy looking at the longer term future.

Press release: LHC the Physics

Physics for the 21st Century

Geneva, 17 June 1994. On 24 June 1994, delegates representing CERN1's 19 European Member States will decide whether to approve the construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a huge scientific instrument which will propel particle physics research way into the 21st century.


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