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  1. Bertha Pauli’s son Wolfgang is born

    Bertha Camilla Schütz (known as Maria) was born…

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  2. Wolfgang Pauli begins his studies in Munich

    In October 1918 Wolfgang Pauli left Vienna to…

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  3. The Como congress 1927

    Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg and Enrico…

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  4. Wolfgang Pauli appointed professor at ETH Zürich

    Despite some reservations about his lecturing…

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  5. December 1930 - Pauli’s Neutrino letter (now in music and art!)

    On 4 December 1930, Wolfgang Pauli wrote his…

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  6. The Copenhagen Faustparodie

    Among the scientific documents in CERN’s Wolfgang…

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  7. Pauli and Sommerfeld in Geneva

    Wolfgang Pauli is seen here with his former…

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  8. Wolfgang Pauli learns that he has been awarded the Nobel prize

    Wolfgang Pauli was awarded the 1945 Nobel prize…

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  9. Pauli travels to Sweden to receive the Nobel prize

    The date on this menu for Wolfgang Pauli’s Nobel…

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  10. CERN is born, mother and child are doing well

      “We have just signed the Agreement which…

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  11. Redesigning the Proton Synchrotron

    Too often trip reports are just boring…

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  12. Signing the CERN Convention

    After long months of negotiation - success! The…

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  13. Settling into Geneva

    Even before the official creation of CERN in 1954…

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  14. Construction of CERN begins

    A historic moment passed almost unnoticed on 17…

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  15. CERN exists!

    A telegram from Jean Mussard informed Edoardo…

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  16. The new CERN Council

    When the CERN Convention was signed in 1953, it…

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  17. “OERN is difficult to pronounce in most languages”

    Has it ever struck you as odd that the initials…

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  18. Baby CERN’s first Christmas

    In his seasonal greetings to CERN’s Director-…

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  19. Inaugural meeting of the CERN Staff Association

     “Wholeheartedly agree – the sooner the better…

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  20. Laying the foundation stone of CERN

    “On this tenth day of June, one thousand nine…

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  21. Election of the CERN Staff Association Committee

    Voting for the Committee members of CERN’s newly…

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  22. Does CERN need to buy a computer?

    When CERN was just over a year old, the…

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  23. Neutrinos detected at last!

    On 14 June 1956 a telegram from Frederick Reines…

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  24. Birth of the CERN fire brigade

    Safety is top priority in any scientific research…

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  25. The P.A.U.L.I. and its uses

    In June 1957, V. F. Weisskopf proudly announced…

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  26. The first circulating beam in the Synchrocyclotron

    A log book entry written by Wolfgang Gentner, the…

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  27. Closure of CERN’s Theoretical Study Division in Copenhagen

    During the construction of CERN in the 1950s,…

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  28. 8th Annual International Conference on High Energy Physics

    The 8th Annual International Conference on High…

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  29. Yesterday’s Tomorrow’s World

    Fans of vintage British TV science documentaries…

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  30. Preparing CERN’s HBC30 bubble chamber for testing

    The 30cm liquid hydrogen bubble chamber (HBC30…

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  31. CERN Courier No. 1

    ‘It is a pleasure to introduce our long expected…

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  32. The Proton Synchrotron is up and running

    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s…

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  33. Inauguration of the Proton Synchrotron

    The PS came into operation on 24 November 1959,…

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  34. First session of the CERN Computer Users’ Committee

    Demand for CERN’s Mercury computer had increased…

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  35. CERN commemorates Wolfgang Pauli

    CERN has the privilege of housing the scientific…

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  36. Miss Steel and the Scientific Conference Secretariat

    Conferences are a great way to promote…

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  37. Matter in question

    If you’re not ready to start the New Year yet,…

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  38. Inauguration of the IBM 709

    On 6 March 1961 François de Rose pressed the…

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  39. Summoning the Founding Fathers

    By 1962, with CERN’s long-term accelerator…

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  40. CERN on ice

    It needed more than a broom to tackle the giant…

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  41. The lighter side of neutrino experiments

    A buzz of excitement marked the start of neutrino…

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  42. Fast ejection of protons from the PS

    This remarkable photo, used on the cover of the…

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  43. CERN Open Day!

    If you were one of the estimated 70,000 visitors…

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  44. Fun and games at the traditional CERN Christmas party

    The tradition of holding a Christmas party for…

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  45. No parking problems with a palanquin

    A suggestion to ease parking problems on the CERN…

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  46. A CERN stamp

    On 21 February 1966 the Swiss Postal Authorities…

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  47. Muons are like drunken cowboys

    In March 1968 staff were invited to watch the new…

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  48. The 55th Tour de France comes to CERN

    CERN’s internal magazine carried detailed…

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  49. CERN’s new telephone exchange

    Dialling zero for an outside line could be…

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  50. T. D. Lee lectures to CERN’s summer students

    Summer at CERN means summer students – and a…

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  51. An Apollo 9 astronaut visits CERN

    Astronaut Rusty Schweickart’s visit to CERN on 4…

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  52. The European Southern Observatory at CERN

    A new group set up at CERN in the 1970s had…

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  53. The world’s first proton-proton collider

    The scene is the control room of the Intersecting…

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  54. New home for CERN apprentices

    A “modest ceremony” marked the opening of a new…

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  55. Computers: why?

    What is a computer? Why does CERN need the new ‘…

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  56. Completion of the SPS tunnel

    A team photo celebrates the completion of the SPS…

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  57. Chatting about physics at the National People’s Congress

    A trip to China in September 1975 helped pave the…

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  58. Inaugurating the Super Proton Synchrotron

    On 7 may 1977 Europe inaugurated the world’s…

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  59. CERN Staff Day

    Official 25th anniversary celebrations were held…

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  60. His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits CERN

    CERN is a centre for scientific research, but…

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  61. Speeches from the Swiss and French presidents at the LEP ground-breaking ceremony

    CERN staff and their families were joined by…

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  62. First outline of the World Wide Web

    Tim Berners-Lee made a first proposal for…

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