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Happy 2017 from CERN

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6 Jan 2017

Happy New Year from the CERN! (Video: Daniel Dominguez/CERN)

As 2017 begins, CERN looks forward to a bright year ahead. In 2016, the Laboratory saw record-breaking achievements across the diverse scientific programme, including the excellent performance of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) producing 7 quadrillion proton–proton collisions.

"Last year was a great one with much progress, and this year is equally full of promise," said Fabiola Gianotti, CERN Director-General.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) 27 km of diameter. Image Credit: CERN

In 2017, the LHC will continue to produce a wealth of data at unprecedented energies. The biggest and most powerful accelerator in the world will start again in the spring, following its current maintenance period, known as the extended year end technical stop (EYETS).

Many exciting scientific and technological accomplishments lie ahead, and CERN looks forward to another year of brilliant performance across the varied work of the Laboratory. With LHC experiments exploring new territories of energies, alongside experiments exploring antimatter, astroparticle physics and more, the year looks set to reap new results to enrich the universal encyclopaedia of knowledge.


CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter — the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature.

The instruments used at CERN are particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before they are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.

Founded in 1954, the CERN Laboratory sits astride the Franco–Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe’s first joint ventures and now has 22 Member States.

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