Georges Charpak - 90th anniversary (Bringing Nations Together Through Science: “CERN 60 Years of Science for Peace”)

Lviv Polytechnic University, Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv Polytechnic University, Lviv, Ukraine


     A special Event: “90 Years Anniversary of Georges Charpak Birth (Bringing Nations Together Through Science)“ is organized in the framework of the Trans-European School of High Energy Physics (TESHEP) school by the French Embassy in Ukraine, European Union / Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU), LAL/IN2P3-CNRS, IRFU/CEA Saclay, CERN, RD51 collaboration, Ukrainian State Agency on Science, Innovation and Informatization and Lviv Polytechnic University.

    Georges Charpak was a brilliant instrumentation physicist and a pioneer in the art and science of particle detection. He developed a host of particle detectors used throughout experimental particle physics. In 1968, he invented and developed the first Multi-Wire Proportional Chamber, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1992.

     "PHYSICS WITHOUT BORDERS": Georges Charpak was involved in many social, educational and humanitarian activities. He has founded on 1992 the scientific and peaceful organization “Physique Sans Frontiers” and supported the effort of the association to set up the “Four-Seas-Conference”. The first conference, which took place in Trieste in 1995, was a real success, despite the renewed war in Bosnia; all the countries of the Balkanic area were represented, despite the existing state of war between some of them.

    In 2014, CERN is celebrating “60 Years of Science for Peace”! In a particularly fragile time for the Ukraine, physicists from France, Ukraine, Poland and CERN get together in Lviv, Ukraine in memory of Georges Charpak personality, continuing his scientific and cultural traditions.

The scientific program of the Charpak event can be upaloded from: poster, pdf-file.

    • 2:00 PM 2:10 PM
      Opening Words 10m
      Speaker: Maksym Titov (Co-Spokesperson of the RD51/CERN Collaboration, CEA-Saclay, France)
    • 2:10 PM 2:15 PM
      Welcome 5m
      Speaker: Borys Grynyov (First Deputy Chairman, State Agency on Science, Innovation and Informatization of Ukraine)
    • 2:15 PM 2:20 PM
      Welcome 5m
      Speaker: Yuriy Bobalo (Rector of National University Lviv Polytechnic)
    • 2:20 PM 2:25 PM
      Welcome 5m
      Speaker: Zinoviy Nazarchuk (Head of Western Scientific Centre of NASU and of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine)
    • 2:25 PM 2:30 PM
      Welcome 5m
      Speaker: Yuriy Pidlisnyy (Deputy Head of Lviv Regional State Administration on)
    • 2:30 PM 2:50 PM
      Georges Charpak – a symbol for scientific cooperation 20m
      Speaker: Gilles Mametz (French Embassy in Ukraine)
    • 2:50 PM 3:20 PM
      CERN: Bringing nations together through science 30m
      Speaker: Agnieszka Zalewska (President of the CERN Council, Poland)
    • 3:20 PM 3:50 PM
      France – Ukraine cooperation: TESHEP and Other Joint Projects 30m
      Speaker: Achille Stocchi (Head of Linear Accelerator Laboratory, IN2P3/CNRS, France)
    • 3:50 PM 4:10 PM
      CEA Saclay Irfu: Technology Domains, Georges Charpak and future cooperation with Ukraine 20m
      Speaker: Nicolas Alamanos (Deputy Head of IRFU, CEA-Saclay, France)
    • 4:10 PM 4:30 PM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 4:30 PM 4:50 PM
      Polish strategy for science in Ukraine and European perspectives 20m
      Speaker: Henry Sobczuk (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
    • 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
      Greece strategy for science; Georges Charpak and four seas conferences 20m
      Speaker: Evangelis Gazis (National Technical University, Athens, Greece)
    • 5:10 PM 5:40 PM
      Video content – documentary film about Georges Charpak “The price of a nobel” 30m
      Short version enclosed - full version was demonstrated from
    • 5:40 PM 6:00 PM
      Cooperation between CERN and Young Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Presentation of the Ukrainian version of Georges Charpak’s autobiography “Memoirs of an uprooted, physicist, citizen of the world” 20m
      Speaker: Ivan Riabchyj (Young Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
    • 6:00 PM 6:20 PM
      Physicist who transformed the measurement of high-energy particles; from multi-wire proportional chamber to the novel gaseous detectors 20m
      Speaker: Maksym Titov (Co-Spokesperson of the RD51/CERN Collaboration, CEA Saclay, France)
    • 6:20 PM 7:00 PM
      Future projects in High Energy Physics: knowledge frontier / innovation / education / outreach 40m
      Speaker: Achille Stocchi (Head of Linear Accelerator Laboratory, IN2P3/CNRS, France)
    • 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
      End of the Event