Geneva, 15 December 2006. Delegates attending the 140th meeting of CERN1 Council today heard a confident report from the Laboratory about the scheduled start-up of the world’s highest energy particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collier (LHC), in 2007.
Press releases 2006
Geneva, 14 December 2006. Today, Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for Science and Research received a statement of support for the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers from EIROforum.
Geneva, 28 November 2006. CERN1 took delivery of the last superconducting main magnet for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on 27 November. This completes the full set of 1624 main magnets2 required to build the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator.
Geneva, 20 November 2006. The largest superconducting magnet ever built has successfully been powered up to its nominal operating conditions at the first attempt. Called the Barrel Toroid because of its shape, this magnet provides a powerful magnetic field for ATLAS, one of the major particle detectors being prepared to take data at CERN1's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the new particle accelerator scheduled to turn on in November 2007.
Geneva, 3 November 2006. The first meeting of European particle physics funding agencies took place today at CERN1 to establish a consortium for Open Access publishing in particle physics, SCOAP32. This is the first time an entire scientific field is exploring the conversion of its reader-paid journals into an author-paid Open Access format.