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Braiding copper wire?
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Take part in the fourth edition of the Beamline for Schools competition!

Once again, in 2017, a fully equipped beamline will be made available at CERN for high-school students, who will be invited to run their experiments at the Laboratory.

Find out more: http://cern.ch/go/BL4S2017

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But what is this CERN thing (REALLY)?
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This photo shows the inside of the NA62 ring-imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detector during the procedure of laser alignment of the mirrors.
 
The NA62 experiment studies rare kaon decays, as they can help physicists to check the consistency of the Standard Model. The RICH detector enables the NA62 team to know the nature of each decay particle.
 
Find out more about the NA62 experiment: http://cern.ch/go/NA62
Videos: http://cern.ch/go/N7DC  
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+Josiah Benketurah Ahhh, now I understand.
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16 July 1956: birth of the CERN fire brigade
 
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The appointment of CERN’s first fire service chief in July 1956 marked the start of the professional fire brigade that is still part of CERN today. To ensure safety of all people on the CERN sites, 50 firefighters provide a 24-hour fire and rescue service and work closely with the Swiss and French fire and ambulance services.
 
Find out more: http://cern.ch/go/zB8Q

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+The Lord Of Allusion I don't think so. CERN as an organisation has been established in September 1954. At the time nothing existed at the present CERN site. In 1956 they could have had first buildings of the new laboratory ready, it is not likely they started any experiments yet, and even less likely that there were any serious incidents. Besides, it is obvious that a large physics lab needs their own emergency service, trained to cope with dangers specific to the lab environment.
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This upside-down photo was taken in the ALICE experimental cavern. In the top part of the image, we can see a part of the ALICE heavy-ion detector, designed to study a state of matter thought to have formed just after the big bang, called the quark-gluon plasma.
 
Find out more about the ALICE experiment: http://cern.ch/go/ALICE  
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Fascinating 
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It’s full speed ahead for the Large Hadron Collider, as it shatters its own records one after the other.

The result is a torrent of new data for the experiments, which physicists are adding to their analyses before the ‪#‎ICHEP2016‬ Conference.
It’s full speed ahead for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), as it shatters its own records one after the other, achieving record luminosity, record numbers of bunches and a record beam lifespan.
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1977: a control room in the late 70’s
 
This photo shows the control room of the 7 kilometre-long Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) accelerator in 1977. At this point, each of CERN’s accelerators had their own control room. During the construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the control rooms were brought together into one room: the CERN Control Centre.
 
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Find out more about the CERN Control Centre: http://cern.ch/go/6PTs and check out what it looks like today: http://cern.ch/go/87TS

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Which is odd because it looks like a Nasa control room now. 
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On 17 July, Romania became the twenty-second Member State of CERN.

The notification by UNESCO of Romania’s accession to the Convention brings to a conclusion the formal application process that started in 2008, crowning a period of cooperation stretching back 25 years.
Romania yesterday became the twenty-second Member State of CERN, having acceded to the Organization's founding Convention, deposited with UNESCO. The notification by UNESCO of Romania’s accession to the Convention brings to a conclusion the formal application process that started in 2008, crowning a period of cooperation stretching back 25 years.
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I allways thought cherenkov radiation is related to gravity dilatation or time
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Today, the exhibition “Extreme. In search of particles” opens doors to visitors in Milan. Designed by the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology in partnership with CERN and INFN (the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics), the new exhibition unlocks some of the secrets behind particle physics research.

Find out more: http://cern.ch/go/M9s

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Celebrating the discovery of the neutrino and the numerous breakthroughs in neutrino physics that have been made since then, the latest CERN Courier is out now: http://cern.ch/go/qMN6 (digital copy: http://cern.ch/go/M8qK)
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This upside-down photo was taken in the ALICE experimental cavern. In the top part of the image, we can see a part of the ALICE heavy-ion detector, designed to study a state of matter thought to have formed just after the big bang, called the quark-gluon plasma.
 
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Exploring the frontiers of knowledge
Introduction
CERN is a truly unique organisation. A genuine collaboration between countries, universities and scientists, driven not by profit margins, but by a commitment to create and share knowledge.

People here are part of immense scientific discoveries, answering some of life’s most complex questions and pushing the boundaries of understanding. Experts from every field come here to share in this ambition and the nature of this collaborative, international community creates a genuine atmosphere of trust. People are free to work creatively and to trust in, and rely on, their colleagues across the organisation.

History’s being made here – and the excitement is tangible, inspiring, overwhelming at times. It is the only place in the world that you can do this work in this way!

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter, the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature.

The instruments used at CERN are particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before they are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.

Founded in 1954, the CERN Laboratory sits astride the Franco–Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe’s first joint ventures and now has 21 Member States.

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