history of cern

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CERN70: A gargantuan discovery

Violette Brisson played an active part in the discovery of neutral currents; she was head of the Gargamelle group at the Laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris

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At CERN
13 June, 2024
At CERN
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13 June, 2024

CERN70: The world’s first hadron collider

Kjell Johnsen was Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR) project leader when the accelerator was built

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At CERN
29 May, 2024

CERN70: An electronic revolution

Georges Charpak received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Physics for his 1968 invention of the multi-wire proportional chamber, which revolutionised particle detection

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At CERN
16 May, 2024
At CERN
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16 May, 2024

CERN70: The nucleus as a laboratory

Helge Ravn was part of the ISOLDE group from the beginning. When ISOLDE began operations at CERN in 1967, it was unique in the world

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At CERN
02 May, 2024
At CERN
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02 May, 2024

CERN70: Cutting-edge computing

Paolo Zanella came to the CERN computing group in 1962, just a few years after the first computer had arrived

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At CERN
17 April, 2024
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17 April, 2024

CERN70: Tracing particles

Madeleine Znoy was one of the people responsible for “scanning” the films from the bubble chambers for interesting events

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At CERN
26 March, 2024
At CERN
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26 March, 2024

CERN70: The dark side of the muon

Francis Farley, a British physicist, joined CERN in 1957. This marked the start of a long and remarkable career in experiments to measure the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon

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At CERN
14 March, 2024
At CERN
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14 March, 2024

CERN70: The heart of CERN’s accelerator chain

Günther Plass, former Director of Accelerators at CERN, joined the Magnets group at the Proton Synchrotron (PS) in 1956. Three years later, the machine went into service and became the most powerful accelerator in the world

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At CERN
29 February, 2024
At CERN
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29 February, 2024

Happy hundredth Herwig!

Find out how CERN is celebrating the 100th birthday of former Director-General Herwig Schopper, and how you can be involved

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At CERN
15 February, 2024
At CERN
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15 February, 2024

CERN70: A first discovery

Giuseppe Fidecaro was among the small group of physicists who performed the first experiment at CERN to provide results in 1958 that would spread the Laboratory’s name around the world

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At CERN
14 February, 2024
At CERN
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14 February, 2024

CERN70: The Laboratory takes shape

Franco Bonaudi, one of the pioneers of CERN's accelerators, looks back at the Laboratory's early years, during which everything had yet to be invented

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At CERN
01 February, 2024
At CERN
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01 February, 2024