CERN: Announcement https://home.cern/ en Closure of the inter-site access tunnel on 11 and 12 August from 7:00 to 12:00 https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/closure-inter-site-access-tunnel-11-and-12-august-700-1200 <span>Closure of the inter-site access tunnel on 11 and 12 August from 7:00 to 12:00</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">SCE department</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Thu, 08/05/2021 - 09:04</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Due to maintenance work, the access through the inter-site tunnel will be closed to traffic on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 August 2021 from 07:00 to approximately 12:00.<br />  <br /> We thank you for your understanding and apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.</p> </div> Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:04:59 +0000 thortala 157721 at https://home.cern COVID-19 and heatwaves https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/covid-19-and-heatwaves <span>COVID-19 and heatwaves</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">Medical Service</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Tue, 07/20/2021 - 14:20</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-list-cds field--type-cerncdsmedia field--label-hidden field--item"><figure class="cds-image" data-record-id="2776309" data-filename="8-Repères-Clés-Canicule_COVID19-EN_2021" id="CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-122-3"> <a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-122-3" title="View on CDS"> <img alt="Heatwave during COVID-19" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-122-3/file?size=large"/> </a> <figcaption> <span> (Image: CERN)</span> </figcaption> </figure></div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Summer is here, with a heatwave perhaps on the horizon. Unfortunately, the virus responsible for COVID-19 is still circulating. Here are a few tips for coping with the heat whilst avoiding the risk of it contributing to the spread of the virus:</p> <figure class="cds-image" id="CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-122-3"><a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-122-3" title="View on CDS"><img alt="home.cern" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-122-3/file?size=large" /></a> <figcaption><span>(Image: CERN)</span></figcaption></figure></div> Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:20:00 +0000 anschaef 157653 at https://home.cern Electric scooters and bicycles available from CERN’s Mobility Centre https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/electric-scooters-and-bicycles-available-cerns-mobility-centre <span>Electric scooters and bicycles available from CERN’s Mobility Centre </span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">SCE department</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Wed, 07/21/2021 - 16:29</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-list-cds field--type-cerncdsmedia field--label-hidden field--item"><figure class="cds-image" data-record-id="2776412" data-filename="MOBILITY_POSTER_2021-page-001" id="CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-125-1"> <a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-125-1" title="View on CDS"> <img alt="Trottinettes et vélos électriques au Centre de mobilité du CERN" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-125-1/file?size=large"/> </a> <figcaption> <span> (Image: CERN)</span> </figcaption> </figure></div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><figure class="cds-image align-right" id="CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-125-1"><a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-125-1" title="View on CDS"><img alt="home.cern,Life at CERN" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-125-1/file?size=large" /></a><figcaption><span>(Image: CERN)</span></figcaption></figure><p>CERN has committed to a general policy geared towards protecting the environment and developing technologies to minimise the Laboratory’s impact on the climate and the local area.</p> <p>In this framework, the Mobility Centre has launched a pilot scheme for the deployment of electric scooters and bicycles. The scheme will be operated in partnership with Urban Connect, which will provide the mobile app. To find out more, consult <a class="bulletin" href="https://edms.cern.ch/ui/#!master/navigator/document?D:100912393:100912393:subDocs">the terms and conditions</a> or go to the <a class="bulletin" href="https://smb-dep.web.cern.ch/en/node/13922">Bike Sharing website</a>.</p> <p>The 10 scooters and 30 bicycles, which supplement the traditional bicycles already available, can be easily reserved using the Urban Connect app and can be picked up on the Meyrin and Prévessin sites. They are available free of charge for use on the CERN sites and between stations during CERN’s opening hours.</p> <p><strong>They may not be taken outside CERN</strong>, and any user going beyond the authorised perimeter will receive a notification. Each scooter and bike is equipped with IoT technology that allows it to be located and a maintenance record to be kept.</p> <p>Charging stations are available at each collection point to ensure that the whole fleet is continuously operational. The necessary safety and security accessories, including helmets, antitheft devices and fluorescent jackets, are also provided.</p> <p>We encourage as many of you as possible to make use of this pilot scheme and enjoy the benefits of environmentally friendly transport.</p> <figure class="cds-image" id="CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-125-2"><a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-125-2" title="View on CDS"><img alt="home.cern" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-125-2/file?size=large" /></a> <figcaption><span>(Image: CERN)</span></figcaption></figure></div> Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:29:51 +0000 anschaef 157659 at https://home.cern CineGlobe at CERN: become a volunteer https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/cineglobe-cern-become-volunteer <span>CineGlobe at CERN: become a volunteer </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Tue, 07/20/2021 - 11:55</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>From 25 to 29 August 2021, CineGlobe – the International Film Festival inspired by science – returns to CERN for its 10th edition, on the theme <em>(Dis)Orders of Magnitude</em>.</p> <p><strong>Programme</strong></p> <p>The programme includes screenings of short and feature films at the Globe of Science and Innovation, workshops at the S'Cool LAB, virtual reality stands (to be confirmed) – the programme is as vast as the health situation allows.</p> <p>• Wednesday, 25 August: 12.00 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.</p> <p>• Thursday, 26 August: 12.00 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.</p> <p>• Friday, 27 August: 12.00 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.</p> <p>• Saturday, August 28: 10.00 a.m. – 10.30 p.m.</p> <p>• Sunday, 29 August: 10.00 a.m. – 8.30 p.m.</p> <p>The full programme will be available at <a href="https://cineglobe.ch/">cineglobe.ch</a> at the beginning of August.</p> <p><strong>We are looking for volunteers</strong></p> <p>To run the festival, we need help with logistics, visitor welcome and information and hosting the TetraPak and Moviola workshops, as well as the VR stand (to be confirmed).</p> <p>Each day will be split into several shifts; the schedule will be defined according to your availability. <strong><a class="bulletin" href="https://indico.cern.ch/e/cineglobe-volontaires">Become a volunteer</a>!</strong></p> <p><strong>To sign up, you must:</strong></p> <p>• have a CERN contract (MPEs, MPAs, Official CERN guides, ENTC, TEMC);<br /> • be over 18 years of age;</p> <p>• have completed the COVID-19 course – Health and Safety Measures at CERN;</p> <p>• attend one of the briefing sessions;</p> <p>• for hosts of the workshops at the S’Cool LAB: attend one of the briefing sessions specific to S'Cool LAB</p> <p><strong>T-shirt and meal</strong></p> <ul><li>You will receive one or two Cineglobe t-shirts, depending on the number of shifts you do.</li> <li>A meal voucher (value to be confirmed) to be used at the event’s food truck (presence of the food truck to be confirmed)</li> </ul><p><strong>Sanitary measures</strong></p> <p>A dedicated health and safety concept is currently being drafted; the conditions will be detailed during the briefing sessions. Wearing a mask is mandatory during screenings and workshops.</p> <p><strong>Registration and additional information are available at </strong><a href="https://indico.cern.ch/e/cineglobe-volontaires"><strong>https://indico.cern.ch/e/cineglobe-volontaires</strong></a></p> </div> Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:55:50 +0000 thortala 157650 at https://home.cern Blood donation: urgent appeal to blood donors https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/blood-donation-urgent-appeal-blood-donors <span>Blood donation: urgent appeal to blood donors</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">Medical Service</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Tue, 07/20/2021 - 11:08</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The summer has arrived, and the blood donation campaign in France and Switzerland has started. Until the context allows us again to organise a campaign here at CERN, we would like to inform you of the different places where you can donate blood alternatively.</p> <p>In June, the numbers of blood donations was lower than expected. Therefore, The HUG Blood Transfusion Centre (CTS) initiated an urgent appeal to blood donors. Dr Sophie Waldvagol, the doctor in charge of CTS, warned that “during the first six months of the year we narrowly obtained the number of donations necessary to treat HUG patients. The situation is very tense at the beginning of summer. The vast majority of collections within companies have been cancelled and, after a year of pandemic, fewer donors are in number.”</p> <p>Blood donation is an act of solidarity to save lives. We encourage you, if possible, to do it.</p> <p><strong>Who can donate blood?</strong></p> <ul><li>Be between 18 and 60 years old for the new donors. Up to 75 years old for regulars donors in Switzerland and up to 70 years old for regular donors in France</li> <li>Weigh at least 50 kg</li> <li>Be in good health and feeling well</li> </ul><p><strong>Donate blood in Switzerland</strong></p> <p>If you have been vaccinated in Switzerland with the Pfizer/Moderna or BioNTech vaccine, you have to wait 48 hours before donating blood. If you have been vaccinated with any other vaccine, please show on your donation day your vaccine attestation with the name of the vaccine. If you had any symptoms after your vaccine, please wait 7 days after the symptoms have gone away to donate blood.</p> <p>You can answer <a class="bulletin" href="https://www.blutspende.ch/fr/informations-pour-les-donneurs/liste-de-controle-pour-le-don-de-sang">an online questionnaire</a> to see if you can donate blood, and the available places to do so.</p> <p>Here are the next available collection spots in Switzerland:</p> <ul><li>HUG Centre of Blood Transfusion, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7h30 until 15h / Thursday from 11h until 19h / 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 8h30 until 12h00.<br /><a class="bulletin" href="https://www.hug.ch/en/don-du-sang/prenez-rendez-vous-ligne-pour-donner-votre-sang">Make here your appointment online to donate blood</a><br /> Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 6, 1205 Genève<br />  </li> <li>Salle des fêtes de Vernier, the 25/08 from 15h00 until 19h00<br /> Route de Vernier 200, 1214 Vernier</li> </ul><p><strong>Donate blood in France</strong></p> <p>In France, you do not need to wait after your vaccination. But here are some restrictions: you cannot donate blood if you do not feel well or not in good health, if you have any symptoms of flu or loss of smell and taste in the last 2 weeks, if you had any close contact with someone infected with the coronavirus in the last 2 weeks, or if you were tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 4 weeks.</p> <p>In France there is also <a class="bulletin" href="https://dondesang.efs.sante.fr/puis-je-donner?quiz=0&amp;etape=0">an online questionnaire</a> that you can answer and see where and if you are eligible to donate.</p> <p>Here are the next available collection spots in France:</p> <ul><li>Salle du Levant, the 03/08 from 14h30 until 19h00<br /> Chemin de Collex, 01210 Ferney Voltaire<br />  </li> <li>Espace Perdtemps, the 09/08 from 15h00 until 19h00<br /> Avenue Perdtemps, 01170 Gex<br />  </li> <li>Salle des fêtes de Thoiry, the 16/08 from 16h00 until 19h00<br /> Rue des Cypres, 01710 Thoiry<br />  </li> <li>Le Nautique, the 24/08 from 15h00 until 19h30<br /> 282 Avenue des Alpes, 01220 Divonne les Bains<br />  </li> <li>Maison des Associations, the 25/08 from 15h30 until 19h30<br /> 219 Route de Peron, 01630 Peron<br />  </li> <li>L'arande, the 26/08 from 16h00 until 19h30<br /> 24 Grande Rue, 74160 Saint Julien en Genevois<br />  </li> <li>Établissement Français du Sang<br /> Every Monday from 8h30 until 13h30 and between Tuesday until Thursday from 12h30 until 18h00<br /> 1 Route de Taninges, 74100 Annemasse</li> </ul><p><strong>Please note that if you have coronavirus symptoms 14 days after your blood donation, inform immediately the blood transfusion service that you went to</strong>. If you have any questions, CERN's Medical Service is at your disposal: Medical.Service@cern.ch.</p> </div> Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:08:47 +0000 anschaef 157646 at https://home.cern Change of dates and venues of the CERN Accelerator School https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/change-dates-and-venues-cern-accelerator-school <span>Change of dates and venues of the CERN Accelerator School</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Mon, 07/19/2021 - 16:54</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Please note that the <a href="https://home.cern/news/announcement/accelerators/cern-accelerator-school-introduction-accelerator-physics-25">CERN Accelerator School </a>has adapted to the ongoing evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic by relocating to Chavannes de Bogis, in Switzerland. <a href="https://cas.web.cern.ch/schools/chavannes-de-bogis-2021">The school</a> will take place from 25 September to 8 October 2021. </p> <p>It was originally scheduled to take place from 5 to 18 September in Kaunas, in Lithuania. </p> </div> Mon, 19 Jul 2021 14:54:05 +0000 thortala 157642 at https://home.cern Exceptional closure of the O'délices cafeteria from 2 to 6 August https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/fermeture-exceptionnelle-de-la-cafeteria-odelices-du-2-au-6-aout <span>Exceptional closure of the O&#039;délices cafeteria from 2 to 6 August </span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">Département SCE</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Fri, 07/16/2021 - 11:52</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Please note that the <em>O'délices</em> cafeteria located in building 774 on the Prévessin site will be exceptionally closed from Monday 2 August to Friday 6 August.</p> <p>Thank you for your understanding. </p> </div> Fri, 16 Jul 2021 09:52:06 +0000 thortala 157637 at https://home.cern Library welcome desk staffed again starting from 19 July https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/library-welcome-desk-staffed-again-starting-19-july <span>Library welcome desk staffed again starting from 19 July</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Wed, 07/14/2021 - 13:58</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Library welcome desk (building 52-1-052) is going to be staffed again as of Monday, 19 July 2021. A librarian will be at on duty from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Bookshop will reopen on the same date.</p> <p>If you wish to borrow books outside opening hours, please send an email to <a href="mailto:library.desk@cern.ch">library.desk@cern.ch</a> listing the barcodes located on the inside cover of the books.</p> <p>As usual, you can contact the Library team by email at <a href="mailto:library.desk@cern.ch">library.desk@cern.ch</a>, on our <a href="https://mattermost.web.cern.ch/sis-team/channels/library-requests">mattermost channel</a> or by phone at 72444.<br /><br /><strong>Important</strong>: When visiting the Library, we remind our readers to respect the health measures: follow the signs, wear a mask at all times, disinfect your hands before touching the books and do not move the chairs. At this stage, fewer seats and computer stations will be available in order to facilitate physical distancing. Hand sanitiser distributors are stationed throughout the Library.</p> </div> Wed, 14 Jul 2021 11:58:37 +0000 thortala 157596 at https://home.cern Save the date: Scientific Symposium on the occasion of the 50 years anniversary of Hadron Colliders at CERN – 14 October 2021 https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/save-date-scientific-symposium-occasion-50-years-anniversary-hadron <span>Save the date: Scientific Symposium on the occasion of the 50 years anniversary of Hadron Colliders at CERN – 14 October 2021</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/29/2021 - 16:54</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>On 27 January 1971, beams collided for the first time in the world’s first hadron collider, the Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR), changing the course of high energy particle physics forever. By 18 May, beams were colliding at the design energy of 26.5 GeV/beam, and by 2 July, the ISR's first results were ready for presentation at the International Conference on Elementary Particles in Amsterdam.</p> <p>Fifty years later, there have been five hadron colliders in the world, three at CERN and two in the US, each of which has enriched the sum of human knowledge and contributed to innovation in numerous ways.</p> <p>To celebrate the achievements of the past and look forward to colliders of the future, to the HL-LHC and beyond, CERN is organising a scientific symposium on 14 October 2021. Full details will be communicated at a later date.</p> </div> Tue, 29 Jun 2021 14:54:59 +0000 thortala 157514 at https://home.cern Make a difference at CERN’s global Webfest https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/make-difference-cerns-global-webfest <span>Make a difference at CERN’s global Webfest</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">Andrew Purcell</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/29/2021 - 16:32</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Webfest – CERN’s annual hackathon based on open web technologies – will take place on the weekend of 21-22 August (with a pitch session on Friday, 20 August, and winners announced on Monday, 23 August). The hackathon is open to all and will again be held online this year, meaning that people from anywhere in the world can take part.</p> <p>Run each year since 2012, the Webfest brings together bright minds to work on creative projects. Participants work in small teams, often designing web and mobile applications that can be of benefit to society.</p> <p>Last year’s Webfest was the first to be held online, with over 400 people signing up from 75 countries across the globe. Participants worked on a wide range of exciting projects, including<a href="https://webfest.cern/node/278"> an online detective-themed science show for school children</a>, <a href="https://webfest.cern/node/281">a web library of LaTeX equations</a>, <a href="https://webfest.cern/node/267">an app to assist with urban planning at large research centres</a>, <a href="https://webfest.cern/node/283">a platform for sharing remote access to lab equipment</a>, <a href="https://webfest.cern/node/270">a learning-management system</a>, and <a href="https://webfest.cern/node/279">a machine-learning program to help prevent social-media content from exacerbating depression</a>. And yes, these were all developed – or at least working prototypes were – over just one weekend.</p> <p>CERN’s online Webfest isn’t just for those that can code: anyone with an idea, a challenge, or other skills is welcome to take part.</p> <p>The theme for this year’s event is “science, society, sustainability”. The organisers of the hackathon encourage projects that support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Projects that relate<a href="https://home.cern/news/opinion/cern/cern-fully-engaged-sustainable-development-goals"> to the five SDGs to which CERN <em>de facto</em> contributes</a> are of particular interest. These SDGs are as follows:</p> <p><a href="https://international-relations.web.cern.ch/stakeholder-relations/international-organizations/good-health-and-well-being"> 3. Good health and well-being</a></p> <p><a href="https://international-relations.web.cern.ch/stakeholder-relations/international-organizations/quality-education"> 4. Quality education</a></p> <p><a href="https://international-relations.web.cern.ch/stakeholder-relations/international-organizations/industry-innovation-and-infrastructure"> 9. Industry, innovation, and infrastructure</a></p> <p><a href="https://international-relations.web.cern.ch/stakeholder-relations/international-organizations/peace-justice-and-strong-institutions">16. Peace, justice and strong institutions</a></p> <p><a href="https://international-relations.web.cern.ch/stakeholder-relations/international-organizations/partnerships-goals">17. Partnerships for the goals</a></p> <p>Projects for facilitating online science collaboration – thus reducing the need for frequent international travel – are also strongly encouraged. This picks up on the theme of last year’s Webfest and is in line with <a href="https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal13">SDG 13 on climate action</a>. The goal is for the CERN Webfest to serve as an exemplar for how people can come together virtually – from all corners of the globe – to collaborate successfully, without the need for long-distance travel with a large CO<sub>2</sub> footprint.</p> <p>Other environment-focused projects are encouraged at the Webfest too, in support of <a href="https://home.cern/news/news/cern/cerns-year-environmental-awareness">CERN’s Year of Environmental Awareness</a>.</p> <p>Join us via the web – born at CERN – to help improve our world.</p> <p class="text-align-center"><br /><strong>You can find more information on the Webfest and how to register here: <a href="https://webfest.cern/">https://webfest.cern</a>.<br /> Registration closes at 23:59 CEST on Tuesday, 17 August.</strong></p> </div> Tue, 29 Jun 2021 14:32:35 +0000 thortala 157513 at https://home.cern