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CERN opens its doors to the world

Geneva, 12 October 2004. On 16 October, CERN1 throws open its doors to the world for the most ambitious public open day in the Organization's history. This is one of several events to be held in Geneva in October marking the 50th anniversary of the world's largest particle physics laboratory.

The CERN Open Day is the highlight of the Organization's 50th anniversary celebrations for the public. Some 50 sites and activities have been prepared to give a complete picture of life at the world's leading fundamental physics research centre.

CHEP '04: Physicists and Industry Experts Meet in Interlaken to Discuss Future of Scientific Computing

Geneva, Switzerland 23 September 2004. Next week, CERN1 will be hosting CHEP '04, a major conference for Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, at the Congress Centre in Interlaken (September 27 – October 1). This edition of CHEP2 will be particularly auspicious, falling in the week where CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary.

CERN 50th anniversary celebrations approach their climax

Geneva, 7 September 2004. CERN's 50th anniversary celebrations step up a gear in September, and reach a climax with an official celebration on 19 October. Media are welcome at this event, but accreditation in advance is essential.

CERN* turns 50 on 29 September, an event that will be marked with birthday parties in several of the organization's Member States. At CERN itself, the anniversary will be marked by a spectacular illumination of the 27-kilometre Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ring, supported by the State of Geneva.

CERN openlab adds a new dimension to Grid computing

Geneva, Switzerland 5 July 2004. The CERN openlab for DataGrid applications, a partnership between CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, and five leading IT companies – Enterasys Networks, HP, IBM, Intel and Oracle – has announced a series of server and storage technical results regarding the first global science Grid – the Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid project, LCG. The announcement was made at the recent annual sponsors meeting of the CERN openlab.

CERN Director General Outlines Seven-point Strategy for European Laboratory

Geneva 18 June 2004. At the 128th session of CERN* Council, held today under the chairmanship of Professor Enzo Iarocci, CERN Director General, Robert Aymar, outlined a seven-point scientific strategy for the Organization. Top of the list was completion of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project with start-up on schedule in 2007.

CERN recognizes UK's outstanding contribution to Grid computing

CERN*'s Director General, Dr Robert Aymar, today formally recognized the UK's exceptional contribution to developing the next generation of computing by presenting awards for outstanding achievement to two British researchers who have been at the forefront of Grid computing at CERN. Dr Aymar also took the opportunity to praise the UK's e-Science programme as a whole, for its pioneering efforts to establish and promote Grid technology at the national level in Europe, efforts which have been a considerable inspiration to other European countries and to the EU.

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