Geneva, 17 December 2012. This morning CERN1 completed the first LHC proton run. The remarkable first three-year run of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator was crowned by a new performance milestone. The space between proton bunches in the beams was halved to further increase beam intensity.
Press releases 2012
Geneva, 14 December 2012. The United Nations General Assembly in New York today adopted a resolution granting CERN1 observer status. This status gives the Organization the right to participate in the work of the General Assembly and to attend its sessions as an observer.
Two $3,000,000 special Fundamental Physics Prizes have been awarded to Stephen Hawking and to seven scientists who led the effort to discover a Higgs-like particle at CERN's1 Large Hadron Collider. The winner of the 2013 Fundamental Physics Prize will be announced at a ceremony in Geneva on 20 March 2013.
Geneva, 06 December 2012. CERN1 and the City and Canton of Geneva today announce the second open call for entries in the Collide @ CERN-Geneva2 award. This year, the award funded by the City and Canton of Geneva, will be made specifically in film. The competition is open to film makers and screenwriters who work in any area of film making – including documentary, fiction, drama, animation and feature film.
Linz/Geneva, 8 November 2012. The second Prix1 Ars Electronica2 Collide @ CERN3 was today awarded to the 65-year-old American artist, Bill Fontana4.
With an international reputation for pioneering experiments in “sound art” that has featured in some of the world’s leading arts institutions, Fontana continues to push the boundaries of his artistic work.
Geneva, 30 October 2012. On 6 November at 18:00, Gilles Jobin1, first winner of the Collide @ CERN Geneva prize2, will be talking about his Collide @ CERN residency and performing extracts of movements generated during his time at the laboratory. The Collide @ CERN Geneva prize celebrates the unique relationship between CERN3 and the City and Canton of Geneva. Jobin’s lecture will take place in the Globe of Science and Innovation.
Geneva and Frankfurt, 10 October 2012. CERN1 is today showcasing its science at the Frankfurt Book Fair2. As well as a range of books looking at the science of CERN and the LHC, the Laboratory will unveil a new interactive LHC time tunnel display and announce a collaboration with games developer Rovio to develop new educational resources for children linked to their award-winning Angry Birds3 game.
Geneva, 5 October 2012. The CERN1 Director-General, Rolf Heuer, and the Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, George Demosthenous, today signed an agreement under which the Republic of Cyprus will become an Associate Member State in the pre-stage to Membership. The agreement will have to be ratified by the Parliament of Cyprus before coming into force.
Geneva, 1 October 2012. Representatives from the science funding agencies and library communities of 29 countries are meeting at CERN1 today to launch the SCOAP32 Open Access initiative. Open Access revolutionizes the traditional scientific publishing model with scientific papers being made freely available to all, and publishers paid directly for their indispensable peer-review services to the community.
Geneva, 20 September 2012. CERN1 Council today elected Professor Agnieszka Zalewska as its 21st President for a period of one year renewable twice, with a mandate starting on 1 January 2013. Professor Zalewska takes over from Michel Spiro who comes to the conclusion of his three-year term at the end of December.