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CERN: a jewel in science as part of our heritage

By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 25 June 2014 in:
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To celebrate CERN’s 60th anniversary, a special ceremony took place at the laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, on 19 June 2014. The occasion was the declaration as an EPS Historic Site of the first CERN accelerator, the 600 MeV SynchroCyclotron [SC], built in the 1950s when CERN was making its debut as an international particle physics laboratory in Europe.
The SC started up in 1957 and witnessed very important physics achievements over its 33 years of operation. It had a key role in the early stages of our understanding of weak interactions, in particular with…

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The position of Switzerland in H2020 and ERASMUS +

By LERU. Published on 25 June 2014 in:
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The rectors of the League of European Research Universities [LERU], during a meeting in Helsinki from 16-17 May 2014, have reflected on the present relationship between Switzerland and the European Union [EU].

Although respecting the Swiss vote to limit the immigration and the consequent EU decision to exclude Switzerland from the Erasmus+ programme and downgrade Switzerland from associated to third country in Horizon 2020 calls, the rectors regret the negative impact this will have on the strong Swiss research, innovation and education community…

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2012 Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena

By Ian Randall. Published on 18 November 2011 in:
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The 2012 International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena [UP2012] is being held at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, on the 8-13 July 2012.

The 2012 Ultrafast Phenomena Conference – the eighteenth in a series of conferences – serves as an international forum for discussion amongst scientists and engineers working in the field of ultrafast phenomena.

UP2012, a europhysics conference, is being organised by the European Physical Society’s conference department…

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First Bern Cyclotron Symposium

By Ian Randall. Published on 10 June 2011 in:
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The first Bern Cyclotron Symposium took place on 6-7 June this year in Bern, Switzerland. The event featured review talks from international experts on research with medical accelerators, with an emphasis on activities at the new Bern Cyclotron Laboratory.

The symposium is sponsored by: ANS Architekten und Planer, Berthold Technologies, Dehnel Particle Accelerator Components and Engineering, IBA, NEST Consulting, SWAN Isotopen, Tema Sinergie and Zyklotron; with support from…

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