Geneva, 16 May 2014. In a paper published in the journal Science today, CERN1’s CLOUD2 experiment has shown that biogenic vapours emitted by trees and oxidised in the atmosphere have a significant impact on the formation of clouds, thus helping to cool the planet. These biogenic aerosols are what give forests seen from afar their characteristic blue haze. The CLOUD study shows that the oxidised biogenic vapours bind with sulphuric acid to form embryonic particles which can then grow to become the seeds on which cloud droplets can form.
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Geneva, 12 May 2014. CERN1 Director General Rolf Heuer and Mr Taner Yildiz, Minister for Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey today signed an agreement admitting Turkey to CERN Associate Membership, subject to ratification by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the Meclis.
Geneva, 29 April 2014. CERN1, the City and the Canton of Geneva have awarded the third Collide @ CERN-Geneva prize2 jointly for the first time to two artists - the guitarist Vincent Hanni3 who is a member of the band The Young Gods and the installation artist Rudy Decelière4.
The award was made for their detailed proposal to explore in sound how the analogue developed into the digital world at CERN, which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary.
Geneva, 28 March 2014. At a ceremony today at Geneva airport, CERN1 and ESA signed a framework agreement for future cooperation on research and technology in areas of mutual interest. Future areas may include the development and characterization of innovative materials for applications in extreme conditions and for cutting-edge scientific performances, the development of new micro-technologies to be applied in miniaturized distributed sensor systems and the development and testing of high-performance detectors for high-energy physics experiments and space payloads.
Chicago, USA and Geneva, Switzerland, 19 March 2014. Scientists working on the world’s leading particle collider experiments have joined forces, combined their data and produced the first joint result from Fermilab1’s Tevatron and CERN2’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), past and current holders of the record for most powerful particle collider on Earth. Scientists from the four experiments involved—ATLAS, CDF, CMS and DZero—announced their joint findings on the mass of the top quark today at the Rencontres de Moriond international physics conference in Italy.