The International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG) is making a concerted effort to popularise particle physics.
It is practically impossible to find a piece of technology that cannot be traced back to the work of scientists motivated purely by a desire to understand the world.
CERN has announced the 4th edition of its Beamline for Schools Competition.
"Scientific culture and societal impacts advancing hand-in-hand through cutting-edge research: it is this that makes CERN worthy of the support it receives from governments worldwide."
It was in 1962, when Victor Weisskopf was CERN director-general, that the laboratory’s summer student programme began.