A platform for internationally competitive research in South-East Europe would stimulate the education of young scientists, and reverse the brain drain, says former CERN DG Herwig Schopper.
The first workshop on the High-Luminosity LHC and the High-Energy LHC took place in November.
Ninety years after the famous photograph of the 1927 Solvay conference, the University of Trento and the Italian Physical Society created a more modern picture.
That is half the energy set out five years ago in the ILC’s technical design report (TDR), shortening the length of the previous design (31 km) by around a third and slashing its cost by up to 40%.
Rapid progress is being made in novel acceleration techniques.
In 2010, the CERN Council approved a radical shift in membership policy that opened full membership to non-European states.
Slovenian physicists contributed to CERN’s programme long before Slovenia became an independent state in 1991.
The previous long-range plan was issued by the Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee in 2010.
Lithuania’s relationship with CERN dates back to a co-operation agreement signed in 2004.
It is no coincidence that many dystopian visions of the future have breach of data privacy at the core of their plots, says David Foster.