Press releases June 2004

CERN Director General Outlines Seven-point Strategy for European Laboratory

Geneva 18 June 2004. At the 128th session of CERN1 Council, held today under the chairmanship of Professor Enzo Iarocci, CERN Director General, Robert Aymar, outlined a seven-point scientific strategy for the Organization. Top of the list was completion of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project with start-up on schedule in 2007. This was followed by consolidation of existing infrastructure at CERN to guarantee reliable operation of the LHC, with the third priority being an examination of a possible future experimental programme apart from the LHC.

CERN recognizes UK's outstanding contribution to Grid computing

Geneva, 2 June 2004. CERN1's Director General, Dr Robert Aymar, today formally recognized the UK's exceptional contribution to developing the next generation of computing by presenting awards for outstanding achievement to two British researchers who have been at the forefront of Grid computing at CERN. Dr Aymar also took the opportunity to praise the UK's e-Science programme as a whole, for its pioneering efforts to establish and promote Grid technology at the national level in Europe, efforts which have been a considerable inspiration to other European countries and to the EU.

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