Geneva, 18th March 2004. On 29 – 30 March the findings of ‘Inside the Big Black Box'- a Europe-wide science and society project - will be revealed during a two-day seminar hosted by CERN1. The principle aim of Inside the Big Black Box (IN3B) is to determine whether a working scientific laboratory can capture the curiosity of the general public through visits.
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Geneva, 18 March 2004. Nine of CERN*'s 20 Member States today signed a new Protocol on privileges and immunities. This brings the Organization into line with other European intergovernmental organizations, such as the European Space Agency and the European Southern Observatory, which already enjoy international status in all of their Member States.
Geneva, 1 March 2004. Celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of CERN officially begin on 8 March with the launch of a Swiss postage stamp dedicated to the Organization.
At a press conference in Geneva, the stamp will be presented and details of events to mark the anniversary throughout the Organization's Member States will be unveiled.
The CERN1 Council, where the representatives of the 20 Member States of the Organization decide on scientific programmes and financial resources, held its 126th session today under the chairmanship of Professor Maurice Bourquin. A review of the year's activities by outgoing Director General Luciano Maiani, a new structure for CERN, and the Globe of Innovation were among the items on the agenda.
In hosting the Role of Science in the Information Society (RSIS) conference, CERN1 takes a bold step forward into the policy arena. The conference, which was organised jointly by CERN, UNESCO, the International Council for Science, and the Third World Academy of Sciences, was held at CERN on 8-9 December as a Summit Event to the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS, Geneva, 10-12 December).
Geneva 4 December 2003. New Zealand's particle physicists have joined the world's most ambitious scientific undertaking with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between their government and CERN1. This agreement formalises the participation of New Zealand scientists in the laboratory's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project.
Geneva, 3 December 2003. CERN1 and Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced that Oracle is joining the CERN openlab for DataGrid applications to collaborate in creating new grid computing technologies and exploring new computing and data management solutions far beyond today's Internet-based computing.
On 8 and 9 December, CERN1 will host the Role of Science in the Information Society (RSIS) conference, together with UNESCO, the International Council for Science, and the Third World Academy of Sciences. A Summit Event to the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (Geneva, 10-12 December), RSIS is a grassroots initiative to bring science into the picture of the Summit.
Geneva 7 November 2003. Former French science minister Hubert Curien will be among major figures from European politics and science meeting in Bern on 13 November to launch the Forum Engelberg 2004. A press conference introduced by the chief magistrate of the canton of Obwald, Alexander Höchli, will be held at the city's Hotel Schweizerhof at 16:00.