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In September last year, CERN1's governing Council asked the Laboratory’s management to develop a budget and schedule for completion of its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) programme with no increase in contributions from CERN's twenty Member States.
Seven of Europe's leading Research Organizations1 launch joint outreach programme for the European Science and Technology Week at the Technopolis Museum in Brussels on 22 March. Their aim is to show Europeans how today's society couldn't be without fundamental research.
The first meeting of a new European network for research in cancer therapy will be held at CERN1, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, on 12 and 13 February 2002. ENLIGHT2 – the European Network for Research in Light Ion Therapy – aims to coordinate the development of a variety of projects at European facilities for "light ion therapy" – a form of radiation therapy that uses beams of the nuclei of lightweight atoms.
"Signatures of the Invisible", an exhibition that is the result of a close collaboration between modern contemporary artists and CERN1's particle physicists opens at the Centre d'Art Contemporain in Geneva on 7 February 2002.
The CERN* Council, where the representatives of the 20 Member States of the Organization decide on scientific programmes and financial resources, held its 120th session on 14 December under the chairmanship of Prof. Maurice Bourquin (CH).
Is there life elsewhere in the Universe? Are we alone? These questions have always fascinated humanity and for more than 30 years, physicists, biologists, chemists, cosmologists and astronomers have worked tirelessly to answer these questions. And now this November via webcast, all the world will have the opportunity to see the latest on extraterrestrial life from the most prestigious research centers and how for the past three months, European students have had the chance to jump into the scientists' shoes and explore these questions for themselves.
It was all systems go for CERN*'s forthcoming particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), last week when a chain of prototype magnets was successfully operated for the first time at the full magnetic field needed to achieve the high energy of the LHC's particle beams. Known as String 2, the chain consists five superconducting magnets along with all the necessary cooling, powering, and safety systems. Its successful operation is a clear indication that the Laboratory is firmly on course to meet the LHC's exacting technical requirements.
CERN*, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland announced today the creation of the CERN openlab for DataGrid applications. Three leading Information Technology firms: Enterasys Networks, Intel and KPNQwest have joined CERN to push forward this groundbreaking project in advanced distributed computing. Each company will invest 2.5 MCHF ($1.5M) over a period of 3 years to help CERN achieve its ambitious objectives.
'A thousand times more computing power by 2006'
The first phase of the LHC Computing Grid project was approved at an extraordinary meeting of the CERN* Council on 20 September 2001. CERN is preparing for the unprecedented avalanche of data that will be produced by the multinational experiments at its new particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the most powerful device of its kind ever built.