On 29 September 1954, the CERN Convention entered into force, officially establishing the European Organization for Nuclear Research with 12 European member states. Now the world’s biggest particle physics laboratory, CERN is celebrating in 2014 “60 years of science for peace”, with an official ceremony and several public events taking place throughout September.
The highlight of this anniversary month is the official ceremony on 29 September, which will be attended by many representatives of CERN’s Member States, Associate Member States and Observers.
“With its discoveries and innovations, CERN has been bringing the world together through science for 60 years. We’d like to celebrate this important anniversary with our friends and neighbours”, said Rolf Heuer, CERN’s Director General.
CERN is also inviting the general public to several cultural events commemorating its anniversary: concerts, a film, a play, shows and lectures will all bring science to the general population, adults and children alike.
The celebrations will continue until the end of the year. Visit the dedicated website of the CERN to view all coming events.