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


Press release: The LHC, the technological challenge

Geneva, 17 June 1994. Physicists at CERN1 talk almost casually about recreating conditions that existed only 10-12 second - a millionth of a millionth of a second - after the 'Big Bang', when our Universe might have been no bigger than a pinhead! This is however exactly what the high energy proton-proton collisions in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will do. To build instruments capable of creating such extreme conditions and then analysing the results with extraordinary precision is a daunting challenge which demands advances in many highly complex technologies.

Press release: First International Conference on the World-Wide Web

Geneva, 25 May 1994. World-Wide Web is the world's most powerful networked information system. It was originally conceived and developed at CERN1, where large high-energy physics collaborations created a demand for instantaneous information sharing between physicists working in different universities and institutes all over the world. Now it has millions of academic and commercial users.

Press release: "Infinitos"

Geneva, 20 April 1994. On Friday, 22 April, a new science exhibition "Infinitos" illustrating man's current understanding of how the Universe works - from the tiniest structures of matter to the most far flung galaxies - will be inaugurated at the Museu de Electricidade in Lisbon by the President of Lisboa '94, Prof. Vitor Constancio, the Portuguese Science Minister, Prof. L. Valente de Oliveira, Prof. C. Llewellyn-Smith, Director General of CERN1 and Dr. P. Creola, President of ESO2 Council.

Press release: CERN Member States prepare for a decision on the Large Hadron Collider in June 1994

Geneva, 15 April 1994. The CERN1 Council, where the representatives of the 19 Member States of the Organization decide on scientific programmes and financial resources, held its 99th session on 15 April under the chairmanship of Prof Hubert Curien (France).

Council votes overwhelmingly for resolution in support of LHC

Council delegates voted overwhelmingly - 18 Member States for, one abstention - to adopt the following resolution on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and CERN's long-term scientific programme.


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