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Live Webcasts from CERN for the European Science and Technology week

Visit http://www.cern.ch/sci-tech on 7 - 8 November to find out what modern Europeans can't live without. Seven of Europe's leading Research Organizations1 are presenting three live Webcasts from CERN2 in a joint outreach programme for the European Science and Technology Week. The aim of Sci-Tech… couldn't be without it! is to show how today's society couldn't be without cutting-edge scientific research.

CERN experiment provides first glimpse inside cold antihydrogen

The ATRAP1 experiment at the Antiproton Decelerator at CERN2 has detected and measured large numbers of cold antihydrogen atoms. Relying on ionization of the cold antiatoms when they pass through a strong electric field gradient, the ATRAP measurement provides the first glimpse inside an antiatom, and the first information about the physics of antihydrogen. The results have been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters.

CERN illuminates the "Shadows of the Infinite"

CERN1 the world's leading particle physics research laboratory, has joined forces with the London Institute, one of the world's leading institutions in creativity to bring about a European revolution in arts and science with the aid of funding from the EC.

The London Institute will unveil five radical new fusions of art and science across Europe in one week at the beginning of November. These are:

Marie Curie Fellowships showcased at CERN

CERN1 becomes a showcase for European Union (EU) research on 3-4 October when it hosts a workshop for EU-funded Marie Curie fellows working in various fields of physics and technology. The Marie Curie scheme gives young researchers from around the continent the mobility to go to wherever Europe's best facilities in their chosen field happen to be, and it is a key plank in the EU's strategy of creating a European Research Area.

Thousands of cold anti-atoms produced at CERN

An international team of physicists working at the Antiproton Decelerator (AD) facility at CERN* has announced the first controlled production of large numbers of antihydrogen atoms at low energies. After mixing cold clouds of trapped positrons and antiprotons - the antiparticles of the familiar electron and proton - under closely monitored conditions, the ATHENA collaboration has identified antihydrogen atoms, formed when positrons bind together with antiprotons. The results are published online today by the journal Nature1.

CERN launches Europe-wide tests of Grid technology

Budding computer experts from around the world will this week begin their own tests of the latest software developed by the European DataGrid 1  Project. Students attending the 2002 CERN2 School of Computing in Vico Equense, Italy, will be submitting jobs that can run anywhere on the Project's current Grid, which is based at 10  computer centres throughout Europe. This is the first in a series of important tests using software from the DataGrid Project that will take place throughout the autumn and which will include connections across the Atlantic.

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