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.
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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.
Geneva, 5 November 2003. A year-long educational programme culminates with the Physics on Stage 3 festival during the European Science and Technology Week on 9-15 November 2003.
CERN1 and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) will tomorrow receive an award for transferring over a Terabyte of data across 7,000 km of network at 5.44 gigabits per second (Gbps), smashing the old record of 2.38 Gbps achieved in February between CERN in Geneva and Sunnyvale in California by a Caltech, CERN, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Stanford Linear Accelerator Center team.
Nobel laureates will be among the distinguished guests at a symposium at CERN1 on 16 September. The symposium will celebrate the double anniversary of major discoveries at CERN that underlie the modern theory of particles and forces. It will also look forward to future challenges and opportunities as the laboratory moves into a new arena for discovery with the construction of the Large Hadron Collider. The symposium will end with a panel discussion(*) on the future of particle physics, chaired by Carlo Rubbia.