29/11/2019

CERN: an International Laboratory between Fundamental Science and Technological Innovation


  • START DATE
    04/12/2019 - 16:30
  • EVENT TYPE
    Meeting
  • LOCATION
    Singapore, Singapore
  • END DATE
    04/12/2019 - 17:30
  • ORGANISER
    NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH), Graduate College and the Embassy of Italy in Singapore

CERN (Conseil Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire) was established in Geneva by fourteen Countries in 1954 as the first European Laboratory and is today a global leader in the research for fundamental particles. Besides developing fundamental science, CERN has been fostering the transmission of new technological ideas to society. It is indeed the birthplace of the world wide web and of the first capacitive touchscreen, two technologies that have deeply changed communication in the present society. It will be described the way CERN was born, its scientific successes, in particular the Large Hadron Collider and the consequent discovery of the Higgs boson, and the efforts to spread Scientific knowledge and to transfer Technological Innovation to Humanity. A notable example is the use of the most advanced accelerator techniques in hadrontherapy for cancer treatment and in cultural heritage diagnostic.

Speaker: former CERN Director General, Professor Luciano Maiani

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'CERN: an International Laboratory between Fundamental Science and Technological Innovation' by Professor Luciano Maiani is jointly organised by NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH), Graduate College and the Embassy of Italy in Singapore.

  • ADDRESS
    Nanyang Technological University, LT 2 - SPMS, (SPMS-03-03)