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Westcoast German News - - Europe Day May 9th, 2013 -

The Large Hadron Col­lider, the Higgs Dis­cov­ery and the Big Bang.

Europe Day on May 9th is a cor­ner­stone of Euro­pean his­tory and as the birth­day of the Euro­pean Union, a cel­e­bra­tion of great im­por­tance. Na­tion­ally and lo­cally, this day is com­mem­o­rated in many dif­fer­ent ways. In con­trast to past years, the Euro­Fest BC So­ci­ety is plan­ning a sci­en­tific sym­po­sium in col­lab­o­ra­tion with TRIUMF on May 9, 2013, with the mean­ing­ful ti­tle “In­ter­na­tional Sci­en­tific Co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Europe & Canada - The Large Hadron Col­lider, the Higgs Dis­cov­ery and the Big Bang”. This event will fea­ture dis­cus­sions about the role of col­lab­o­ra­tive science and tech­nol­ogy in con­nect­ing Canada and Europe. The key­note ad­dress will fea­ture the spokesper­son for the Cana­dian team at CERN and will high­light the tight part­ner­ships that made the Higgs dis­cov­ery pos­si­ble as well as what this break­through means for science and so­ci­ety. A for­mal lun­cheon will fol­low ac­com­pa­nied by in­vi­ta­tions to tour TRIUMF. En­gage­ment of all Euro­pean con­sulates is planned and the event will also fea­ture a live video con­nec­tion to the CERN Con­trol Room. Last July’s an­nounce­ment of the dis­cov­ery at CERN of a Higgs-like bo­son has been her­alded as the break­through of a gen­er­a­tion if not the cen­tury. It wouldn’t have been pos­si­ble with­out Canada, and it wouldn’t have hap­pened with­out Europe. TRIUMF is Canada’s national lab­o­ra­tory for par­ti­cle and nu­clear physics; founded more than 40 years ago, it is owned and op­er­ated by a con­sor­tium of 17 Cana­dian uni­ver­si­ties from Vic­to­ria to Hal­i­fax. For more in­for­ma­tion about TRIUMF please visit them at http://www.triumf.ca If you have any ques­tions please see the agenda on the left or email them at eu­rope­day@eu­ro­pean­fes­ti­val.ca

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