In honour of Charpak

More than 40 years ago, Georges Charpak invented the multi-wire proportional chamber, which revolutionized the detection of particles and found applications in medicine.

On 9 March, there will be a conference here at CERN to celebrate Georges Charpak’s 85th birthday and to pay tribute to his groundbreaking work. After an introduction by Rolf Heuer, CERN Director-General, Georges Charpak will give a short speech by videoconference. This will be followed by a talk on the invention of the multi-wire proportional chamber by Ioanis Giomataris of CEA-Saclay.

You are invited to attend this special conference in the Main Auditorium, from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm: