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A special Nobel week at CERN

Two colloquia and a historical film will be held at CERN to celebrate gravity waves, laser light and CERN’s Founding Father Edoardo Amaldi, on December 10 – 12

The Decision
(Image: CERN)

To celebrate the Nobel week at CERN, a special programme will feature physics Nobel Laureates Barry Barish (2017, for the discovery of gravitational waves) and Gerard Mourou (2018, for the invention of ultra-powerful pulsed laser light). 

  • Tuesday December 10 at 4.30 p.m. Nobel colloquium “Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves” by Barry Barish. At 4.00 p.m. Ugo Amaldi will give a short presentation of the book “CERN and the Higgs boson”, by James Gillies, enriched with documents on Edoardo Amaldi in an Italian translation. Find out all the details here.
  • Wednesday December 11 at 4.30 p.m. Screening of the historical documentary “The decision” by Edoardo Amaldi. Find out all the details here
  • Thursday December 12 at 4.30 p.m. Nobel Colloquium “Passion Extreme Light” by Gerard Mourou. Find out all the details here

All events will take place in the Main Auditorium.