Some of us hadn't met for quite
some time, other we had seen in Shanghai / Hong Kong a few
months back. Lots of stories to tell...
A 6pm, we took the buses for the Gold & Pioneer Gala Dinner at CERN, including the G&P 2012 special watch presentation. We went to the Globe of Science and Innovation, which is used as a visitor center nowadays since 2004. It was originally build for the Swiss Expo '02 where it was called the "Palais de L'Equilibre", dedicated to the theme of sustainable development.
Reto Stöckli, COO of Swatch,
showed up and welcomed almost all club members individually.
Inside the exhibition room, we
got a short presentation by one of the scientists.
Very impressive "show" but probably not with too much
scientific content :-)
Afterwards, we walked up one floor to the room of the gala dinner. The wooden construction of the giant ball (27 meters height, 40 meters diameter) is truly impressive!
Aha! Be prepared!
During the dinner, in between the
courses, Reto Stöckli introduced the new gold members
from the US, the Netherlands, Switzerland, ... Not all
of the new gold members could attend the event,
Four new gold members!
We also were able to catch a
glimpse of the ATLAS experiment,
including some live data of the preparations for the next
The picture of the control room above was not live, it showed a static photo :-) But the data in the bottom left was really live!
And then, Reto Stöckli
presented the fabulous new Gold & Pioneer Special 2012.
Lots of applause, as this watch is truly great.
Click here to read page 2
("G&P kiosk at the Cité Du Temps / Boat Cruise on
Lake Geneva") of my Geneva G&P Event 2012 report.
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