The CERN1 Council, where the representatives of the 19 Member States of the Organization decide on scientific programmes and financial resources, held its 106th session on 20 December under the chairmanship for the last time of Prof. Hubert Curien (F).
Press releases 1996
On 19 November 1996 H.E. Professor Luigi Berlinguer, Italy's Minister for Universities and of Scientific and Technological Research opened the seventh "Italy at CERN* " exhibition. The Minister was accompanied by Ambassador Giuseppe Baldocci, the Permanent Representative of the Italian Mission in Geneva. CERN's Director-General, Prof.
On 8 October, H.E. Mr David Beattie, British Ambassador to Switzerland, Mr John R. Nichols, H.M. Consul-General in Geneva and, Prof. Christopher Llewellyn Smith, CERN*'s Director General, formally opened the industrial exhibition of thirty-three British hi-tech companies at CERN, which takes place from 8 to 11 October, 1996.
The delegates of the CERN* Council, the body which decides on the scientific programme and financial resources of the Organisation, elected Prof. Luciano Maiani (IT) as the next President of Council.
Prof. Maiani was elected for a period of one year and will take office as from 1 January 1997, replacing Prof. Hubert Curien (FR) who will have completed his 3 year mandate.
CERN1's Large Electron-Positron collider, LEP, produced its first pair of fundamental particles known as W+ and W- today, taking particle physics research into new and unexplored territory. This follows a busy winter of upgrades which have transformed LEP into a new accelerator, earning it the name LEP2.