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Film vignettes & written reflections on life at CERN : www.youtube.com/cernpeople
Film vignettes & written reflections on life at CERN : www.youtube.com/cernpeople

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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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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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For insight into the story behind the CERN People films, here's an interview with director Liz Mermin in HUCK magazine:

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Sorry - link to the Guardian this time! Jon Butterworth, very nice piece about Phil and our Tau film....

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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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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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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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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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