During this time CERN has made many groundbreaking discoveries and has gone down in the history of both science and popular culture for good. More than ten Nobel Prize winners have been affiliated with the organization, including one of last year’s winner – Peter Higgs. Elementary particles, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the God particle and the production of antimatter are concepts that have taken root in mass culture, much like Einstein’s famous equation: E=mc2. They have become symbols that define the spirit of our times.
For 8 February, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of CERN, we have prepared special attractions. From the morning onward visitors can try out a new exhibit - an interactive tunnel that simulates the LHC near Geneva. Inside, you can play proton soccer and see your own reflection in the Higgs field. Admission is covered by a ticket to the Science Centre.
At 11:00 a.m. we welcome one and all to an open popular-science lecture by Professor Rolf Dieter Heuer, Director General of CERN. Entrance is free, but space is limited.