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.
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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.
Geneva, 19 September 2012. Winner of the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN1 award and CERN2’s first artist in residence, Julius von Bismarck3, will present his work ‘Versuch unter Kreisen’, at the closing lecture of his residency at CERN on 25 September. This follows von Bismarck’s two-month stay at CERN earlier in the year, where he paired up with physicist James Wells, followed by a month at Ars Electronica4 to conclude his residency.
Krakow, 12 September 2012. Some 500 particle physicists meeting in Krakow this week have been debating the long-term future of their field at the CERN Council Open Symposium on the European Strategy for Particle Physics.