"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."
Now in its 10th year, the initiative reaches more than 40 countries.
A look back to the origins of the masterclasses in 1996.
How the CSC has been reinvigorated during the past decade.
CERN opened its doors at the end of September to more than 70,000 visitors.
In 1993, a new series of physics schools began in Europe. Organized jointly by CERN and JINR, they have inspired similar ventures in Latin America and Asia.
More than 3000 teenagers from across Europe spent a day working at the frontier of physics in the first European Masterclasses
It was in 1962, when Victor Weisskopf was CERN director-general, that the laboratory’s summer student programme began.