The CERN1 Council, where the representatives of the 19 Member States of the organization decide on scientific programmes and financial resources, held its 109th session on 19 December under the chairmanship of Paul Levaux (BE).
Press releases December 1997
CERN1 Council announced at its meeting on 19 December 1997, the election of Prof. Luciano Maiani as the next Director General of the Organisation. Prof. Maiani will take office as from 1 January 1999, replacing Prof. Llewellyn Smith who will have completed his 5 year mandate.
U.S. and European officials today signed an agreement for U.S. participation in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle accelerator under construction near Geneva, Switzerland. When completed in 2005, the 27-kilometre circumference accelerator will be the most powerful in the world.