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Cern turns 60
In an official ceremony in the premises of CERN, theEuropean Organization for Nuclear Research celebrated its sixty years anniversary. Established in 1954, CERNis todaythe largest particle physics laboratory in the worldand a prime example of international collaboration, bringing together scientists of almost 100 nationalities.
CERN came into being on29 September 1954when its convention,agreed by 12 founding Member States,including Greece, came into force. Over the years and with its continuingsuccess, CERN has attracted new countriesand become a truly global organization. Todayit has 21 Member States and more than10 000 users from all over the world, and morecountries have applied for membership.
Greece was represented in the event by H.E. Dr. Christos Vasilakos, Secretary- General for Research and Technology.