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Fête de la Science 2021 in Ferney-Voltaire: discover CERN’s activities

As part of the fifth edition of the Village des Sciences in Ferney-Voltaire, CERN will be present on Saturday, 9 October and will organise a pre-event on Wednesday, 6 October

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2021 Fête de la Science in Ferney-Voltaire (Image: CERN)

In the splendid gardens of the Château de Voltaire, the Ferney-Voltaire authorities, in partnership with the association Pangloss Labs and with the support of the Centre des monuments nationaux, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Fête de la Science on Saturday, 9 October, from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

The programme includes workshops, exhibitions and lectures where scientists will share their knowledge and passion for science and biodiversity with the public.

Visitors of all ages will also have the chance to discover CERN’s activities in a fun and accessible way thanks to various stands: a computer treasure hunt, a show on particle detection, a collaborative game to understand how detectors work, an introduction to the basic principles of electric circuits, and Pixel Art.

The full programme is available at: panglosslabs.org/fdl-2021.

New this year: a pre-event presented by CERN during the Fête de la Science week!

As part of this 2021 edition, on the theme “EURÊKA! émotion de la découverte”, CERN has decided to celebrate the birth of the World Wide Web. For this tribute, a movie-debate evening will take place on Wednesday, 6 October 2021, from 8.00 to 9.30 p.m., around the documentary ForEveryone.net. The screening will be followed by a discussion with François Flückiger (internet promoter in Europe whose responsibilities have included managing the WWW team at CERN), moderated by Maria Girone (Chief Technology Officer of CERN openlab).

Follow the event on Facebook and register here.

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WWW cinema-debate banner (Image: CERN)

The event will follow COVID-19 health protocols in line with the legislation in force in Ain. A COVID Certificate is required for all visitors aged 12 and over. More information (in French) can be found on the website of the Ain prefecture.