Press releases July 2012

CERN and Ars Electronica launch open call for the second Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN

Geneva and Linz, 18 July 2012. CERN1 and Ars Electronica2 today launch an open call for artists working in the digital domain to apply for the second Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN3. The winner will receive a fully funded residency4 at CERN and Ars Electronica to create new dimensions in their artistic practice by encounters with the world of science. This is the second year of the collaboration between CERN and Ars Electronica.

European science champions score an early goal for cloud computing

Geneva, 9 July 2012. "Helix Nebula – the science cloud", set up earlier this year to support the massive IT requirements of European scientists and create a cloud-computing market for the public sector in Europe, has today announced the initial deployment of its first flagship applications in high-energy physics, molecular biology and natural-disaster risk management.

CERN experiments observe particle consistent with long-sought Higgs boson

Geneva, 4 July 2012. At a seminar held at CERN1 today as a curtain raiser to the year’s major particle physics conference, ICHEP2012 in Melbourne, the ATLAS and CMS experiments presented their latest preliminary results in the search for the long sought Higgs particle. Both experiments observe a new particle in the mass region around 125-126 GeV.

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