Applications open for 2017 CERN openlab student programme

The 2016 CERN openlab summer students in front of the Globe (Image: Andrew Purcell/CERN)

Are you a bachelor's or master's student in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or physics? Do you have a strong computing profile, and would be interested in working on advanced ICT projects at CERN during summer 2017? If so, we have just the solution for you... the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme.

CERN openlab is a unique public-private partnership that accelerates the development of cutting-edge solutions for the worldwide LHC community and wider scientific research. Through CERN openlab, CERN collaborates with leading ICT companies and research institutes.

Over nine weeks (June-August 2017), the CERN openlab summer students will work with some of the latest hardware and software technologies, and see how advanced ICT solutions are used in high-energy physics. The students will also attend a series of lectures prepared for them by ICT experts at CERN, in addition to the main lecture series for CERN summer students. Visits to the accelerators and experimental areas are included in the programme, as well as trips to other research laboratories and companies.

CERN is a place where dizzying ICT challenges abound. The CERN openlab Summer Student Programme may lead to follow-on projects in your home institute, or it may even inspire you to become an entrepreneur in cutting-edge ICT.

Apply by 15 February and open a world of possibilities!

Don't just take our word for it, see what previous students have to say about the programme in this video:

Previous CERN openlab students share their experience (Video: Noemi Caraban/CERN)

Full information on the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme is available on the CERN openlab website.