Press conference - LHC and particle physics:
CNRS and CEA invite you to attend the press conference: "LHC and particle physics: "
When? Monday, 25 July 2011
Time? 1.30 pm, French time (CEST)
Where? Grenoble, France
Alpexpo / Espace Alpes Congrès - Access by Tram A (station: Pôle Sud / Alpexpo) http://hep2011.insight-outside.fr/index.php?langue=en&onglet=5
What new secrets have neutrinos revealed? What are the latest discoveries on dark matter and the Higgs boson? After being operational for one year, it is time for the first review of the LHC. In the 3-month period up to mid-June of this year, the number of LHC experimental collisions exceeded 70 million million, in other words the objective set for the whole of 2011. This performance bodes well for further advances over the coming months, while the future of the LHC and the initiation of new projects are being discussed: what strategy should be adopted in Europe today for the particle physics of tomorrow?
These themes will be explored at the International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics - HEP 2011 - which it is expected will be attended by more than 700 physicists from throughout the world. A not to be missed event in the high energy physics calendar, the conference is being organized this year by the High Energy and Particle Physics Division of the EPS (European Physical Society), with the support of the French scientific community (CNRS and CEA). Come and discover, at the press conference pre-release, all of the latest particle physics results in 2011 as well as the outlook for the future.
Introduction by Fabio Zwirner, Chair of the High Energy Physics Division of EPS (European Physical Society).
Presentation of the latest results of the LHC by Rolf Heuer, Director General of CERN 
The LHC and other projects: what strategy should Europe adopt for particle physics? by Michel Spiro, President of the CERN Council and CNRS Scientific Director for the Alpes region.
Astroparticles in Europe: the latest advances and forthcoming challenges by Stavros Katsanevas, Deputy Coordinator of ASPERA  and Deputy Scientific Director of IN2P3  -CNRS for astroparticles and neutrinos.
The press conference, which will be held in English and simultaneously translated into French and will be followed by a collation.
Live on Webcast:
The press conference will be filmed and rebroadcast live on Webcast (accessible on the Internet): http://webcast.in2p3.fr/live/HEP2011. Questions could be asked to the speakers during the webcast by sending them on twitter (please contact us to receive the Twitter user name).
If you wish to attend the colloquium and/or press conference, please register with the CNRS press office before the 22 July 2011 (cf. contacts below).
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 CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), Particle Physics Research Laboratory, has its headquarters in Geneva. Its main accelerator is the LHC (Large Hadron Collider).
 ASPERA (AStroParticle European Research Area) is the network of national government agencies responsible for coordinating and funding national research efforts in astroparticle physics: www.aspera-eu.org
 CNRS's National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics