To mark the 50th anniversary of CERN ’s creation, local Swiss and French authorities have clubbed together to offer the Organization a spectacular illumination of the 27-kilometre ring of the Large Hadron Collider accelerator. At 20:00 sharp on 29 September, Micheline Spoerri, Head of Geneva’s Department of Justice, Police and Security, will throw the switch for 24 powerful ‘skytracer’ floodlights to light up the night sky of the Geneva - Pays de Gex region.
This illumination forms part of a larger celebration, with birthday events taking place in four of the Organization’s Member States. Close to CERN itself, a cable car station perched on the flanks of the Jura mountains in the village of Crozet in France will be the centre of attraction. During an event starting at 18:30, the Crozet celebration will be joined by live video link to Interlaken, Switzerland, where the Organization’s Director General Robert Aymar will be attending a conference on computing in high-energy physics. Video links will also be made to London and Rome to hear from former Director Generals Chris Llewellyn-Smith and Luciano Maiani, and to Boston for a message from the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee.
No birthday party would be complete without a cake, and CERN’s is no exception. The 50 candles on the cake will be blown out at Crozet by people sharing their 50th birthday year with CERN. The full programme for the Crozet event is attached. For details of all CERN’s 50th anniversary events, see http://www.cern.ch/CERN50.
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