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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.

CERN’s first artistic residency reaches a conclusion

Geneva, 19 September 2012. Winner of the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN1 award and CERN2’s  first artist in residence, Julius von Bismarck3, will present his work Versuch unter Kreisen’, at the closing lecture of his residency at CERN on 25 September. This follows von Bismarck’s two-month stay at CERN earlier in the year, where he paired up with physicist James Wells, followed by a month at Ars Electronica4 to conclude his residency.

LHC experiments bring new insight into matter of the primordial universe

Geneva, 13 August 2012. Experiments using heavy ions at CERN1’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are advancing understanding of the primordial universe. The ALICE, ATLAS and CMS collaborations have made new measurements of the kind of matter that probably existed in the first instants of the universe. They will present their latest results at the Quark Matter 2012 conference, which starts today in Washington DC.

CERN and Ars Electronica launch open call for the second Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN

Geneva and Linz, 18 July 2012. CERN1 and Ars Electronica2 today launch an open call for artists working in the digital domain to apply for the second Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN3. The winner will receive a fully funded residency4 at CERN and Ars Electronica to create new dimensions in their artistic practice by encounters with the world of science. This is the second year of the collaboration between CERN and Ars Electronica.

European science champions score an early goal for cloud computing

Geneva, 9 July 2012. "Helix Nebula – the science cloud", set up earlier this year to support the massive IT requirements of European scientists and create a cloud-computing market for the public sector in Europe, has today announced the initial deployment of its first flagship applications in high-energy physics, molecular biology and natural-disaster risk management.

CERN experiments observe particle consistent with long-sought Higgs boson

Geneva, 4 July 2012. At a seminar held at CERN1 today as a curtain raiser to the year’s major particle physics conference, ICHEP2012 in Melbourne, the ATLAS and CMS experiments presented their latest preliminary results in the search for the long sought Higgs particle. Both experiments observe a new particle in the mass region around 125-126 GeV.

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