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CERN’s CLOUD experiment shines new light on climate change

Geneva, 6 October 2013. In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the CLOUD experiment at CERN1 reports a major advance towards solving a long-standing enigma in climate science: how do aerosols - tiny solid or liquid particles suspended in the air - form in the atmosphere, and which gases are responsible? This is a key question in understanding the climate, since aerosols cause a cooling effect by reflecting sunlight and by seeding cloud droplets.

Ukraine to become Associate Member State of CERN

Geneva 3 October 2013. CERN1 Director General Rolf Heuer and Mr. Kostyantyn Ivanovych Gryschenko, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine today signed a document admitting Ukraine to CERN Associate Membership, subject to ratification by Ukraine’s Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.

“Ukraine has been a strong participant in LHC experiments and computing over recent years,” said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer. “Welcoming a new member of a family is always an emotional moment and I’m really delighted to see Ukraine on the way to Associate Membership.”

Major European scientific organisations to take part in European Researchers’ Nights

Geneva, 18 September - CERN, ESA, ESO and UNESCO, in partnership with the Italian Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), invite the public to participate in “Origins 2013”, an exceptional event to take place simultaneously in Geneva, Paris and Bologna on European researchers’ night, Friday 27 September. People from around the world can follow the event live via a webcast.

CERN Open Days: bookings to visit the underground facilities are now being taken

Geneva, 15 August 2013. From today, CERN1 will be taking bookings for visits of its underground facilities during the Open Days. From 9am to 8pm on 28 and 29 September, members of the public will have a rare opportunity to visit one of CERN's underground sites. Two points of the Large Hadron Collider, CERN’s flagship accelerator, will be open to visitors, as will its four main experiments and the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS), another underground accelerator.

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