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2 November 1954: “OERN is difficult to pronounce in most languages”

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CERN in an acronym of Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, a provisional body set up between 1952 and 1954 to establish a European physics research centre. In 1954, the laboratory was born and named the Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire (European Organization for Nuclear Research), but the acronym CERN had stuck! Read more in the 1954 document shown here and available here:

The photo shows the second Council meeting in 1955 between Preiswerk, Kowarski, Bakker, Adams and Schmelzer. According to Lew Kowarski, the idea of keeping CERN instead of OERN as an acronym was “so silly as to be intolerable”.

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LHC collides ions at new record energy

The accelerator is colliding leads ions at an energy about twice as high as that of any previous collider experiment

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+James Garry Very interesting and stimulant.
In such a case a question of why the Universe is expanding according to Hubble is to consider. Perhaps matter is contracting and the lecture might  be expansion of space because of matter contraction.
And " almost" as you good know is a concession for fundamental matter not to be exactly copies of the perfect initial one, but approximations.
Considering the idea of Albert Einstein " The charges ( plural) which made the electron are held in place by gravitational  forces" follows that quantum entanglement is a whole unity with the spacetime itself and IMO beyond the quarks up to the moment stable configurations discovered.
The CERN and its powerful tool LHC working at 13 Tev perhaps could find an answer to
the complex relation of matter and medium.
Of course theorist of such an uttermost level like the scientists working to CERN will be the makers of the new discourse when
experimental data may allow to do so.
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Happy 100th birthday #GeneralRelativity
See how Einstein's theory links to LHC research 
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U Know.I keep looking inside my self. I look to a couple genocidal religions who kill their "creators ' loved creations. And even a magic man in the sky that killed his own son.And you know what... nothing makes more sense than Einsteins equations, our scientific understanding of things and the great discovers coming from this phenomenal  facility. 
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Did you guess it? The image, from the November 1972 issue of the CERN Courier, shows a prototype multiwire proportional chamber to track particles in CERN’s Intersecting Storage Rings. By replacing the metal frame with honeycomb sandwiches of plastic foam, the chamber was lightweight with an increased detection volume. This was just one of the CERN applied technologies profiled at the time, read more: and read the original 1972 issue:  
Congratulations to +Jerzy Michał Pawlak, the first to get the correct answer to Friday’s post.
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Guess what she is carrying?

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Guess what she is carrying?

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I would have never guessed that one!  Congratulations to, Jerzy Michal Pawlak!
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CERN's #Energy Coordinator discusses his strategy and goals for #energyefficiency  
On October 29th, CERN attended the third “Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures” workshop at DESY in Germany. The bi-annual workshop, which was established in 2011, with ESS in Sweden and the European association of national research facilities (ERF), brought together delegates from research institutes worldwide to discuss energy consumption, strategies to improve energy awareness and plans for energy sustainability.
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Nice to know.
I am not exactly an expert but seems to me that saving energy  wasted in cities with no purpose at all and switching it it to a new research centers might be possible and healthy.
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Release the beams! CERN's Linac 4 accelerator reaches a milestone energy of 50 MeV

Image shows the Linac 4 tunnel, photographed during the recent ‪#‎PhysPics15‬ Photowalk, image credit: Andrew Hara/CERN.

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Time delay or perhaps perfect symmetry does not exist?
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Vote now! You have until 30 November to vote for your favourite Global Physics Photowalk image:

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From ALMA’s astronomy to DUNE’s neutrinos, December’s CERN Courier is out now (digital copy:

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Find out why the Large Hadron Collider is colliding protons at lower energies than usual:

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How physicists deal with bumps in the data: via +Symmetry Magazine and the CERN Courier

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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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