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CERN to host international conference on thorium technologies for energy

Geneva, 17 October 2013. CERN1 is to host the Thorium Energy Conference ThEC13 on 27-31 October, 2013. The Conference will address the scientific and technical advances offered by thorium in alternative nuclear technologies for energy production and for the destruction of nuclear waste. ThEC13 is organized by iThEC2 (international Thorium Energy Committee, Geneva) and IThEO3 (International Thorium Energy Organization, Stockholm).

CERN congratulates François Englert and Peter W. Higgs on the award of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics

Geneva 8 October 2013. CERN1 congratulates François Englert and Peter W. Higgs on the award of the Nobel Prize in physics “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.” The announcement by the ATLAS and CMS experiments2 took place on 4 July last year.

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.”


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