The CERN1 Council, where the representatives of the 19 Member States of the organization decide on scientific programmes and financial resources, held its 111th session on 11 December under the chairmanship of Dr. Hans C. Eschelbacher (DE).
Press releases 1998
The 7th German technology fair "Germany at CERN 1998" which is being held in CERN1's main building from the 1st to 3rd of December, provides the opportunity to extend and deepen the longstanding collaboration between German industry and CERN. This collaboration enables the research community to carry out experiments at an ever higher technical level and industry to gain access to up-to-date know-how and cutting-edge technology. Such joint developments between CERN and industry prepare the ground for further technological innovation.
CERN1, the laboratory which invented the World Wide Web has re-invented its public web site. The new face of CERN has gone live at http://www.cern.ch/Public . CERN's new web pages have been designed to give visitors an informative introduction to the fascinating world of particle physics. For those whose whirl around the web only allows a short stop, there's the "CERN in two minutes" page.
We have all laughed at those fragments of film run backwards, where broken vases miraculously reassemble themselves, or sprinters reverse at full speed into their starting blocks. In the everyday world these things could never happen - time's arrow only points forwards. Hitherto, the laws of fundamental physics have seemed to be reversible: a film of elementary particle behaviour run backwards is indistinguishable from the same film run forwards. A particle sprinter could apparently run full-speed backwards as well as forwards.
Thirty years ago British industry held the first ever trade fair at CERN1 and industrial links between Britain and the Laboratory have never looked back. Speaking at the opening of the 1998 "Britain at CERN" exhibition on 20 October, H.E. Mr Christopher Hulse, British Ambassador to Switzerland, underlined the value of CERN contracts to British industry saying that "The prize is well worth going for, I understand that contracts worth £1.5bn will be awarded over the next six years".