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Holland at CERN

On 17 October the third industrial exhibition, "Holland at CERN1" was officially opened by Dr R.J. van Duinen, President of the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). In his opening speech he encouraged scientific organisations such as CERN* to take full advantage of industry's ability to design and invent new processes and equipment stressing that the purpose of the "Holland at CERN" exhibition was not simply to sell equipment, but to establish an efficient cross-fertilisation between fundamental science and industry.

Germany at CERN '95

Geneva, 12 September 1995. The importance of fundamental research for the technological strength of a nation was underlined by Ministerial-dirigent Dr Hans C. Eschelbacher in his address at the inauguration of the 6th German Technology exhibition "Germany at CERN1 '95" on 12 September. Dr Eschelbacher explained; "Efficiency in science is a source of Germany's innovative ability and thus of its future. Without scientific progress, it will not be possible to master the economic, cultural, social and political challenges facing our society."

Japan contributes to CERN's Large Hadron Collider

Japan's Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (Monbusho), announced on May 10 that it would help to finance the construction of CERN1's next particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This announcement follows the visit of a CERN delegation, led by Director-General Prof. Christopher Llewellyn Smith to Japan in March 1995. The Japanese Minister of Monbusho, Mr.

Shimon Peres visits CERN

Shimon Peres, Israel's Foreign Minister, made an official visit to CERN1 on 26 January. He was accompanied by the Israeli Ambassador to the International Organizations in Geneva, Yosef Lamdan, and was received by CERN's Director General, Prof. Christopher Llewellyn Smith. The visit took place at the site of the giant OPAL experiment, on the Large Electron Positron Collider (LEP), where there is major Israeli involvement. Shimon Peres was guided around the experiment by Israeli scientists and also visited the accelerator tunnel.

LHC Test String runs successfully for 24 hours

On 6 and 7 December a string of powerful superconducting magnets for CERN1's next particle accelerator the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ran successfully at 8.36 Tesla for 24 hours. 8.36 Tesla is the magnetic field required to accelerate protons to the required energy for LHC and this result demonstrates that the key technical choices made for the construction of the LHC magnets were correct. The test magnets have shown that they can operate reliably under the same working conditions as the future accelerator.

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