CERN press release
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September 2, 2003 PR12.03.
CERN celebrates discoveries and looks to the future
Received: 15 December 2003, Published online: 4 May 2004
Nobel laureates will be among the distinguished guests at a symposium at CERN on 16 September. The symposium will celebrate the double anniversary of major discoveries at CERN that underlie the modern theory of particles and forces. It will also look forward to future challenges and opportunities as the laboratory moves into a new arena for discovery with the construction of the Large Hadron Collider. The symposium will end with a panel discussion(*) on the future of particle physics, chaired by Carlo Rubbia.
Twenty years ago, in 1983, CERN announced the discovery of particles known as W and Z, a discovery that brought the laboratory its first Nobel Prize in 1984. Ten years previously, physicists at CERN had already found indirect evidence for the existence of the Z particle in the so-called “neutral currents”. The charged W and neutral Zparticles...