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


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.

Press release: The LHC, A world project

Geneva, 17 June 1994. Since the mid-1980s the number of scientists from all over the world using CERN1's facilities has increased enormously. Currently more than 6,000 users, over half of the planet's high-energy physicists, carry out fundamental research at CERN. This user community is living proof that CERN welcomes inter- regional collaboration which benefits all and boosts the progress of science. The LHC, the only machine capable of addressing problems way beyond today's frontiers of high energy physics, offers an unique opportunity for extending world wide collaboration.

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.


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