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CERN just turned 60 - time to meet a couple who have been there from the beginning, and still come almost every day: WE ARE THE MEMORY

CERN opened in 1954, in an attempt to revive Europe’s physics community, which had been devastated by World War II. Maria and Giuseppe Fidecaro joined in 1956 and never left. Though retired now, they still come into CERN every day to follow what is going on. In this film they recall what European particle physics was like in the 1950s and 1960s and share their views on physics taking place today.
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hmmmm 1954 just around the time the Nazi bell disappeared. Wonder where the idea of a hadron collider came from?
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For insight into the story behind the CERN People films, here's an interview with director Liz Mermin in HUCK magazine:
Exploring CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory and birthplace of the World Wide Web and the Higgs boson particle.
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A nice account in The Guardian from John Butterworth of some context around "Tau Trouble" - and a much appreciated endorsement of the film!
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Meet the detector - up close & personal: Now and then the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) takes a few days down for maintenance, and it is safe to go below ground to see the detectors. During one of these stops, Joe Incandela – former spokesperson of CMS, one of the biggest experiments on the LHC – took us down for an informal show and tell. He explains what an extraordinary thing it is that the detector, which was made by thousands of people all over the world, working for two decades, with no prototypes – works at all.
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Another film! Every wondered who is searching for Supersymmetry, and why, and what, and how do they go on.....? Check out UNREQUITED LOVE: SUPERSYMMETRY
While the physicists searching for the Higgs boson had the most exciting year of their lives in 2012, many people at CERN are searching for other things without so much luck. This film follows two physicists, Maurizio and Zach, searching for Supersymmetry (SUSY) as they explain why, despite a complete lack of experimental evidence, they continue to believe that one day SUSY might be found.
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+CERN People We need CERN but is the time to be carefull 
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Correction re our film release schedule - new films out every TUESDAY - so only 4 days to go til the next one....
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Have you seen the last two CERN People films? Check out ASPIRATIONS: Jeffrey, who leads the cutting-edge anti-matter experiment ALPHA, is in a band with three young physicists: Piotr, Karolina, and Arek. After rehearsal they talk about why working at CERN is so exciting, why they wouldn't trade it for the private sector, and why finding the Higgs Boson isn't all that exciting to them – they are dreaming of finding something that nobody expected....
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Sorry - link to the Guardian this time! Jon Butterworth, very nice piece about Phil and our Tau film....
A short film on the ups, but mainly downs, of a difficult search.
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Next film up - THE SHRINKING FIELD
You'd be forgiven for thinking that young physicists working at the most prestigious science laboratory in the world wouldn’t have to worry about their careers, particularly after all the fuss around the Higgs Boson – but you'd be wrong. There are very few jobs available in particle physics, thanks to funding cuts for research around the world, and thousands of PhD students and post-doctoral researchers at CERN are looking for jobs at the same time. Although they all could get jobs at banks, in consulting, or in private industry that would pay much more than what they make now, most want to stay in research – and worry that they may not have that option.

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The truth for scientist and careers is a simple one. Scientists are prized when companies want the next competitive edge or to solve a problem that will increase the companies fortune, as soon as you give them what they want you are shown the door until they have a new problem they can't solve.
You are paid pennies to show wombats and business a simple way to overcome a problem then all of your IP is taken from you and end up with little or nothing.
It's time we scientist take the bull by the horns and take our rightful share from these parasite executives.
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Ever wondered what it would be like to devote your life to trying to find something even you suspect doesn't exist? But if it does..... UNREQUITED LOVE 2: EXOTICS is up now!
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New film up! The discovery of the Higgs boson was a career highlight for thousands of people, the greatest discovery in physics in a generation – but having found the Higgs, the field now has a bit of a crisis: what to do next? Young physicists, with many years of work ahead of them, talk about what they might do next and whether the Higgs boson is really just what they expected or something more exciting that will open new paths. The Large Hadron Collider could still reveal a lot of secrets.
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+chris temp provide proof of their lies.
Provide proof of your portals.
Saying something isn't truth or fact.
I await your proof and Nobel prize.
Until then I'll treat you like the mentally disturbed person you are.
As for the water theory you linked to it in a previous post.
Some of us do read links and remember.... Seems you forget.
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New CERN People film up now on The Intelligent Channel! One of many untold stories behind the Higgs Boson discovery.... new film to be released each Thursday. Perfect light summer viewing.
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This is good data for failure analysis, for from great failure comes great knowledge, and for that I am grateful for your effort.
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Film vignettes & written reflections on life at CERN : www.youtube.com/cernpeople
Introduction
CERN People features original and informal short films and posts about life at CERN. We filmed through 2012, the most exciting year in particle physics in a generation, and for a year after.  The films posted here come from our youtube channel; www.youtube.com/cernpeople

We focus on several topics and experiments: the Higgs hunt of course, but also Supersymmetry and Exotica, as well as the quest to understand anti-matter by probing anti-hydrogen atoms.

We hope that the films and posts will create an ongoing conversation, and invite you to join us.

The first series of films were a Films of Record production. The second series is produced by Crow Hill Films, and supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council and the Irish Film Board. 

Directed by Liz Mermin.

Featuring original music by James Burrell/Brighter Day Music.

Our profile picture is of a statue of Shiva that was given to CERN in 2004 by the Indian government.  Apparently the idea was that Shiva's dance symbolises the cosmic dance of subatomic particles. Although some physicists are wary of the mystical (unscientific) implications, we think it suggests the indirect approach we're taking to exploring life at CERN.