Giorgio Apollinari to speak at CERN’s inauguration of the International Year of Light

On Feb. 4, Fermilab scientist Giorgio Apollinari will give a talk for the public via webcast at CERN’s celebration of the International Year of Light.

The year 2015 has been proclaimed the International Year of Light and light-based technologies by the United Nations General Assembly. CERN is marking the proclamation with an evening of talks beginning at 1:30 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Feb. 4.

As director of the U.S. LHC Accelerator Research Program, Apollinari will discuss advances in particle accelerator technology and how they can transform our everyday lives in areas such as diagnostic medicine and pharmaceuticals. His talk will follow a presentation by Lucio Rossi, head of the High-Luminosity LHC project.

View the agenda, and read more about CERN’s International Year of Light inauguration.