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Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation announces Physics Frontiers and New Horizons in Physics prizes along with two special prizes

Two $3,000,000 special Fundamental Physics Prizes have been awarded to Stephen Hawking and to seven scientists who led the effort to discover a Higgs-like particle at CERN's1 Large Hadron Collider. The winner of the 2013 Fundamental Physics Prize will be announced at a ceremony in Geneva on 20 March 2013.

Second Open Competition for Collide@CERN-Geneva Residency Award announced today

Geneva, 06 December 2012. CERN1 and the City and Canton of Geneva today announce the second open call for entries in the Collide @ CERN-Geneva2 award. This year, the award funded by the City and Canton of Geneva, will be made specifically in film. The competition is open to film makers and screenwriters who work in any area of film making – including documentary, fiction, drama, animation and feature film.

Second Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN laureate announced

Linz/Geneva, 8 November 2012. The second Prix1 Ars Electronica2 Collide @ CERN3 was today awarded to the 65-year-old American artist, Bill Fontana4.

With an international reputation for pioneering experiments in “sound art” that has featured in some of the world’s leading arts institutions, Fontana continues to push the boundaries of his artistic work.

Gilles Jobin to deliver final lecture of his artistic residency at CERN

Geneva, 30 October 2012. On 6 November at 18:00, Gilles Jobin1, first winner of the Collide @ CERN Geneva prize2, will be talking about his Collide @ CERN residency and performing extracts of movements generated during his time at the laboratory. The Collide @ CERN Geneva prize celebrates the unique relationship between CERN3 and the City and Canton of Geneva. Jobin’s lecture will take place in the Globe of Science and Innovation.

CERN brings particle physics to the Frankfurt Book Fair

Geneva and Frankfurt, 10 October 2012. CERN1 is today showcasing its science at the Frankfurt Book Fair2. As well as a range of books looking at the science of CERN and the LHC, the Laboratory will unveil a new interactive LHC time tunnel display and announce a collaboration with games developer Rovio to develop new educational resources for children linked to their award-winning Angry Birds3 game.

The Republic of Cyprus becomes a CERN Associate Member State

Geneva, 5 October 2012. The CERN1 Director-General, Rolf Heuer, and the Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, George Demosthenous, today signed an agreement under which the Republic of Cyprus will become an Associate Member State in the pre-stage to Membership. The agreement will have to be ratified by the Parliament of Cyprus before coming into force.

SCOAP3 Open Access Initiative launched at CERN

Geneva, 1 October 2012. Representatives from the science funding agencies and library communities of 29 countries are meeting at CERN1 today to launch the SCOAP32 Open Access initiative. Open Access revolutionizes the traditional scientific publishing model with scientific papers being made freely available to all, and publishers paid directly for their indispensable peer-review services to the community.

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