Sept. 27, 2021 — Pre-registration is open on Indico for the Scientific Symposium on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of hadron colliders, which will take place in the Main Auditorium at CERN on 14 October, from 2.00 to 6.00 p.m. The event will be webcast for those unable to join in person.
The Symposium celebrates the first collisions in the world’s first hadron collider, CERN’s Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR), in January 1971 and the collider’s first results a few months later. The ISR was the precursor to four hadron colliders built in the United States and at CERN that have enriched the sum of human knowledge and contributed to innovation in numerous ways.
As part of the Symposium, a panel of world-class speakers, including former and current CERN Directors-General and Directors and international experts in experimental physics, will review the rich history of hadron collider research and the achievements of these technological wonders. CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti will close the event with a presentation on the future of hadron colliders beyond the LHC. The full program of the Symposium is available here.
In-person attendance of the Symposium is subject to pre-registration on Indico and to the presentation of a valid COVID certificate recognized in Switzerland. Please note that capacity is limited and pre-registration does not guarantee entry, so please come to the auditorium only if you have received confirmation that your pre-registration has been accepted.