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CERN’s 60th anniversary

By e-EPS. Published on 25 September 2014 in:
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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…

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First proposal about WWW from 1989

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 26 March 2014 in:
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Exactly 25 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal addressing the complex issue of information management at CERN. The project was based on linked information using hypertexts. Revolutionising the idea of archiving documents, it laid the foundation of the Internet.
In 1984, Tim Berners-Lee took up a fellowship at CERN, 8 years after his graduation from the Queen’s College at Oxford University, United Kingdom. His first job there was related with the distributed real-time systems for scientific data acquisition and system control. In this context T. Berners-Lee submitted the proposal that would provide…

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1954: CERN was born

By Antonella del Rosso. Published on 24 January 2014 in:
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The Laboratory was the first scientific pan-European endeavour. Just a few years after the Second World War, twelve European countries joined forces and built what has become the world’s largest particle physics laboratory. In 2014, CERN will celebrate 60 years of cutting-edge science for peace.

It all started in 1949, when French Nobel-Prize-winning physicist Louis de Broglie called for the creation of a European laboratory. The idea was quickly adopted and, in 1953, twelve countries signed the Convention for the establishment…

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Twenty years of free, open web

By Jorge Rivero González. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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On 30 April 1993, CERN made the technology behind the World Wide Web available for everyone to use. From that day on, the web has changed all aspects of society, a revolution that can be compared to the invention of the printing-press in the 15th century. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the free, open web, CERN has started a project to preserve the digital assets that are associated with the birth of the web.

During the 1980s, the internet was already well-known in academic institutions, being mainly used for email…

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The 15th Anniversary of EPJ

By Angela Oleandri. Published on 25 March 2013 in:
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The launch of the European Physical Journal [EPJ] in 1998 as a merger of Il Nuovo Cimento, Journal de Physique and Zeitschrift für Physik, triggered a succession of mergers and transformations of existing journals of the founding partners. After 15 years, EPJ is proud to present itself as a continuation of several European journals, with its 9 different sections that cover the main fields of core physics.

The strategy in the last few years to develop journals that target specific needs of the scientific community has…

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40 years of research in IHEP

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 February 2013 in:
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The Institute of High Energy Physics [IHEP] under the auspices of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, celebrated its 40th birthday on 1 February 2013. More than 700 people including IHEP staff, representatives from the funding agencies and the fellow research institutions around China attended the celebration at the IHEP campus.

The IHEP was established in February 1973, based on the First Department of the Institute of Atomic Energy. Over the past forty years, IHEP has matured, and has become a world-renowned research facility, focusing on…

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25th Anniversary Conference of the Academia Europaea

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 February 2013 in:
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The Academia Europaea will celebrate its 25th anniversary during a conference to be held in Wroclaw on 17-19 September 2013.

The Academia Europaea is a non-governmental association acting as an academy and promoting learning, education and research since 1988. Its members are leading experts from natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, economics and law…

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Editorial – The European Physical Society is 45 years old

By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 29 January 2013 in:
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2013 marks the 45th anniversary of the European Physical Society [EPS], sealing the maturity of our Society.

The EPS was founded in 1968 as “a demonstration of the determination of scientists to collaborate as closely as possible in order to further strengthen the European Cultural unity”. Since then the EPS has grown, both in dimensions and objectives.

In the last two years, following the guidelines of its strategy plan, the EPS has been developing a number of…

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Editorial – 15 years already

By David Lee. Published on 23 November 2012 in:
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I was speaking with a colleague recently, and we were reminiscing over my first Council meeting in Leiden (NL) in 1998. That’s when it dawned on me that I have been working for the EPS for fifteen years.

As can be expected, many things have changed. In 1997, the European Union had 15 Member Countries and the EPS had 37 Member Societies. The EU now has 27, and the EPS has 41, respectively. In 1999, the EU adopted the Euro as a single currency for 11 of its Member States (now 17). The budget for research framework programmes…

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