2019 promises to be another brilliant year for CERN, marked by anniversaries of past achievements and preparations for the future.
On 12 March, the Laboratory will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first paper in which Tim Berners-Lee outlined his proposal for what would later become the World Wide Web. Later in the year, CERN will be welcoming thousands of guests for our Open Days on 14 and 15 September, the month of the Laboratory’s 65th birthday. There will be plenty for everybody to see, since 2019 is also the first year of the Large Hadron Collider’s second long shutdown, during which important work will be carried out to prepare the accelerators and the experiments for the high-luminosity upgrade, scheduled to come on stream in 2026. Looking ahead, 2019 will also be the key year for updating the European Strategy for Particle Physics, the cornerstone of Europe’s planning process for the long-term future of our field.