Paris, 1 July 2014. Today, CERN1 and UNESCO2 are commemorating the signature of the CERN Convention at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris and thereby celebrating 60 years of science for peace. The Convention that led to the establishment of the European Organization for Nuclear Research in 1954 was signed on 1 July 1953 in Paris, under the auspices of UNESCO, by twelve founding Member States. The Convention entered into force on 29 September 1954, the official date of the Laboratory’s foundation.
Geneva 26 June 2014. CERN1 along with Nikhef2, the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics, today announces the opening of a new Business Incubation Centre (BIC) hosted at the Amsterdam Science Park, where Nikhef is located. The centre will provide new technology transfer opportunities to bridge the gap between basic science and industry, supporting businesses and entrepreneurs in taking innovative technologies related to high energy physics from technical concept to market reality.
Geneva, 23 June 2014. In a paper published in the journal Nature Physics today, the CMS experiment at CERN1 reports new results on an important property of the Higgs particle, whose discovery was announced by the ATLAS and CMS experiments on 4 July 2012. The CMS result follows preliminary results from both experiments, which both reported strong evidence for the fermionic decay late in 2013.
Geneva, 23 June 2014. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, has started to get ready for its second three-year run. Cool down of the vast machine has already begun in preparation for research to resume early in 2015 following a long technical stop to prepare the machine for running at almost double the energy of run 1. The last LHC magnet interconnection was closed on 18 June 2014 and one sector of 1/8 of the machine has already been cooled to operating temperature.
Geneva, 18 June 2014. CERN1 today announces the first winners of the Laboratory’s new Accelerate @ CERN programme – a one-month research award for artists2. The winners, from the fields of Visual Arts and Interactive Web Art, are drawn from the first two participating countries, Greece and Switzerland respectively.