The First Fifty Years

  • Ugo Amaldi


It was snowing heavily when, at the beginning of 1960, I passed through the CERN entrance gate, which was then always open and practically unattended, for the first time. The road – which ran from Geneva to the village of Meyrin, where the research centre is located – was then quite narrow with little traffic. The laboratories and offices, constructed in the architectural style of the day, were neat, with aromas of wood and coffee.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ugo Amaldi
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  1. 1.CERN Europ. Organization for Nuclear ResearchGeneva 23Switzerland

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