Science&Art@School is a project to inspire young students with the cooperation of science and art through a three-day interdisciplinary workshop. Day one: The workshop starts with an introduction to modern physics with emphasis upon particle physics. Days two and three: the focus point is contemporary art reflecting upon science.
At the end of the workshop the students‘ artwork installation is presented during a public vernissage.
More information: http://scienceartschool.web.cern.ch
On the Easter weekend CERN’s LHC accelerator and the experiments were ready to restart after two years of preparations for the operation at higher energies. Within a few hours two proton beams were again circulating in the accelerator. At the same time the CMS experiment observed first collisions – in this case the collisions occurred between the circulating protons and elements of the accelerator and experiments and served for the calibration of the detector.
Numerous scientists at HEPHY will head to Munich this February for an international workshop on Dark Matter at the Munich Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics.
CERN Council selected the Italian physicist, Dr Fabiola Gianotti, as the Organization’s next Director-General. Dr Gianotti’s mandate will begin on 1 January 2016.