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The Present and Future of CERN

Sorry for my long absence.  I was on the road for pretty much all of December (South Africa, Chicago, Vermont) with a day here and there in NYC.  Now I’m back — and expect to report more often!

Anyway, what better way to enter 2009 than with this fascinating set of slides from the new Director General of CERN, Rolf Heuer?  There’s even a video of his talk online.

Heuer covers a lot of ground here, particularly the plans for the LHC in 2009, but also the budget, and quite a bit of forward thinking about the future of CERN, both scientifically and geographically (particularly slide 26 and following on “Global Collaboration”).  Enjoy.

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2 Responses to “The Present and Future of CERN”

  1. Bill R. says:

    It is interesting to note the repetition of “money tight” in the presentation. This should be highlighted by: “relative to the trillions of dollars being spent on all manner of government bailouts around the world.” The “scarcity” of money available to HEP, particularly in the US, is a reflection of its low priority, and the fact that there are no political consequences from starving HEP, and NOT the real scarcity of money.

  2. Colin Bembridge says:

    The foundation of any future strong economy requires keeping the West at the forefront of science and technology through research.
    It would boost overall education levels and create the best kind of jobs.
    And at the bottom line, is in the best interests of National Security.

    Getting that message across has been challenging. What is needed is an Evangelist comparable to Steve Jobs.

    Maybe they would build the SSC… Should be able to do something with a 40TeV collision… Black Hole anyone?

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