CERN: News https://home.cern/ en Christopher Hartley and Rhodri Jones’s messages to the CERN community https://home.cern/news/news/cern/christopher-hartley-and-rhodri-joness-messages-cern-community <span>Christopher Hartley and Rhodri Jones’s messages to the CERN community </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Wed, 09/15/2021 - 11:38</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>2021 marked the start of a new mandate for the management team at the helm of the Organization. In this new video series, the newly appointed department Heads introduce themselves to our community, tell us about their journeys and provide their vision for the future of their departments. Christopher Hartley, the new Head of the Industry, Procurement and Knowledge Transfer department and Rhodri Jones, the new Head of the Beams department, inaugurate the series with their messages (below).</p> <p>Before joining our community, Christopher spent twenty-one years working with the European operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate and the environment from space (EUMETSAT). Throughout his carrier, he has successfully managed major industrial partners and worked with large organizations such as the EU, ESA or the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.</p> <p><em>This <a class="bulletin" href="https://videos.cern.ch/record/2781030">video</a> was recorded on 14 September 2021.</em></p> <figure class="cds-video" id="CERN-VIDEO-2021-032-001"><div><iframe allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="450" src="//cds.cern.ch/video/CERN-VIDEO-2021-032-001" width="100%"></iframe></div> <figcaption> <span>(Video: CERN)</span></figcaption></figure><p>Rhodri is not a newcomer in the laboratory: his PhD work on resonance ionisation laser spectroscopy led him to be tightly involved with CERN, from his debut as a research fellow in the Beams instrumentation group to a position of Group, then Department leader.</p> <p><em><span>This <a class="bulletin" href="https://videos.cern.ch/record/2780898">video</a> was recorded on 13 September 2021.</span></em></p> <figure class="cds-video" id="CERN-VIDEO-2021-030-001"><div><iframe allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="450" src="//cds.cern.ch/video/CERN-VIDEO-2021-030-001" width="100%"></iframe></div> <figcaption><span>(Video: CERN)</span></figcaption></figure></div> Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:38:11 +0000 thortala 157971 at https://home.cern Launching Sparks!, the serendipity forum at CERN https://home.cern/news/news/cern/launching-sparks-serendipity-forum-cern <span>Launching Sparks!, the serendipity forum at CERN</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">Charlotte Lindberg Warakaulle</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Tue, 09/14/2021 - 16:42</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>This week, CERN is launching Sparks!, the serendipity forum, a new two-day event aimed at stimulating creative thinking and generating new ideas relevant to CERN, and to society as a whole.</p> <p>The first day brings together a group of global experts from many fields of research to share their insights into a challenge of common interest, which then feeds into a public event on day two. It is the first of three pilots that will lead to Sparks! becoming a flagship event in the programme at Science Gateway, as part of the effort to integrate the CERN spirit of innovation across all activities at our new outreach and education centre.</p> <p>For this first edition of Sparks!, the focus is on artificial intelligence (AI) examined through the perspective of experts including computer scientists, neuroscientists, philosophers, ethicists and physicists. Each of these fields has a stake in AI, but it’s rare for all of them to meet. What happens when they do, we’re about to find out. The questions to explore are many and go to the heart of the challenge and the potential that AI presents for all of us. What do we need to do to ensure that AI develops into a force for good? Does AI need to mimic the human mind, or could a different approach be more powerful? Will AI systems ever become self-aware? Can they ever avoid assuming the biases of those who create them, and will they ever become cleverer than us?</p> <p>Today, AI is both more mature and less mature than it appears in the public imagination. We are far from Terminator-like cyborgs, yet AI is increasingly ubiquitous in everyday life, from voice-controlled home aids to video surveillance. The potential for human advancement is vast, as Sparks! will expose, but, as with any new technology, we must ensure that it is used for the betterment of humankind and the sustainability of the planet.</p> <p>Sparks! springs from CERN’s tradition of intellectual and technological innovation through collaboration across disciplines and geographical borders. One of the areas where this is perhaps most evident at CERN is in the way that tools developed for the physical sciences have been deployed in the biomedical arena. Young disciplines such as biophysics attest to the power of the kind of interdisciplinarity that Sparks! will foster.</p> <p>At CERN, AI techniques are of growing importance in areas ranging from data analysis to controls and robotic maintenance. If you’d like to know more about this, there will be a <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/908069/">webcast talk at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 September</a> looking at how AI is employed at CERN today. The September/October issue of the <em>CERN Courier</em> also focuses on AI, and a series of Sparks! podcasts, available on the Sparks! website, give a fascinating glimpse into the thinking of some of the participants in this year’s event.</p> <p>On Friday, 17 September, our assembled experts will discuss the issues surrounding AI, and their deliberations will be reported in a CERN Yellow Report and through an article in the journal <em>Machine Learning Science and Technology</em>. On Saturday, 18 September, you will have the opportunity to get a preview of what those publications will say at the <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/908069/">Sparks! public event</a>, which will be webcast live from the Globe – see <a class="bulletin" href="https://sparks.cern">sparks.cern</a> for details.</p> <p>I hope that many of you will join us to take a privileged look at what the future holds for intelligence.</p> <p> </p> </div> Tue, 14 Sep 2021 14:42:30 +0000 thortala 157959 at https://home.cern CERN acquires four new buildings for the High-Luminosity LHC https://home.cern/news/news/cern/cern-acquires-four-new-buildings-high-luminosity-lhc <span>CERN acquires four new buildings for the High-Luminosity LHC </span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">Thomas Hortala</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Mon, 09/13/2021 - 17:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Bad news for those of us who already struggle to find our way around the maze of CERN’s buildings: four new structures have popped up this summer. The JVMM (Joint Venture Marti Meyrin) and CIB (Consortium Implénia Baresel) consortia have handed CERN the keys of four new surface buildings intended to house infrastructure that will serve the new <a href="https://home.cern/news/news/accelerators/high-luminosity-lhc-project-takes-shape-point-1">High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) galleries at Points 1 and 5</a>, marking the end of “SC3” (Sectional Completion 3).</p> <p>The “SF” and “SHM” buildings at Point 5, which were delivered at the end of June, are identical in every way to – and fulfil the same purpose as – the buildings bearing the same names at Point 1, which were delivered at the beginning of September. Currently all empty, the four concrete giants will receive delivery of their first equipment (travelling cranes, doors, electricity, lighting and ventilation, etc.) in the coming weeks, and the <a href="https://home.cern/science/accelerators/high-luminosity-lhc">HL-LHC</a> infrastructure will come in a second stage.</p> <p>The two SF buildings will mainly house cooling towers and primary water circulation pumps for cooling surface and underground equipment. The SHM buildings will house the cycle compressors for the cryogenic cooling systems. These machines compress helium from 1 bar to just over 20 bars (successive expansions of this compressed helium in the cold box then produce the cold needed to cool the underground systems).</p> <p>Even though they are empty, the new buildings already have certain unique characteristics. The floors of the two SHM are entirely coated with waterproof resin, preventing any environmental contamination by potential leaks of the compressor lubricant oil. In addition, the walls are soundproofed to protect our ears from the compressors’ droning, which can reach 105 decibels.</p> <p>The four buildings, two on each of the CERN sites, are located at either end of their future respective gallery chains, via which they will be connected to the SU, SD and SE service buildings, themselves connected to underground galleries. The galleries will be delivered as part of “SC5”, scheduled for the end of 2022, which will bring the HL-LHC project’s major civil engineering work to a close.</p> <p>With SC3 out of the way, that’s the next focus for many of the teams involved in these mammoth undertakings (the SCE-PPM group’s civil engineering team, contractors and design offices). While the scale of the SC3 buildings may seem small compared to that of the vast underground galleries, building them on schedule is nevertheless a crucial milestone in the HL-LHC project.</p> </div> Mon, 13 Sep 2021 15:14:24 +0000 thortala 157950 at https://home.cern Geothermal survey starting soon on the CERN sites https://home.cern/news/news/cern/geothermal-survey-starting-soon-cern-sites <span>Geothermal survey starting soon on the CERN sites</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/34041" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ccoman</span></span> <span>Tue, 09/14/2021 - 17:22</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Since 13 September, the State of Geneva and the <em>Services industriels de Genève</em> (SIG) have been conducting a geothermal exploration survey. Geophysical measurements are being taken throughout Geneva Canton and neighbouring France, including on the CERN sites.</p> <p>The aim is to map the subsurface in order to confirm its geothermal potential. Vibroseis trucks will spend six weeks criss-crossing the area. CERN has agreed for the measurements to be carried out on its sites during the nights of 18 to 20 September.</p> <p>Sound waves will be sent from the surface into the ground every 30 metres and will propagate through the zone being measured. Their echo through the geological layers will be recorded by sensors, enabling the geologists to produce a 3D image of the characteristics of the subsurface.</p> <p>This data collection and the resulting mapping are essential for both Geneva Canton and CERN, and will directly benefit many civil engineering projects, such as the Future Circular Collider (FCC).</p> <p>The trucks' measurement points have been carefully chosen and agreed in advance and are <a href="https://cernbox.cern.ch/index.php/s/nMosgzHtXSNJNgO#pdfviewer">indicated in orange on the site map</a> (yellow dots = geophone locations; dots inside circles = soundwave application points rejected by the Organization). Each orange dot shows where a truck will stop and apply vibrations for one minute. The survey will cause minimal disturbance, as the vibroseis trucks are equipped with a new technology that reduces the noise and intensity of the vibrations that can be felt.</p> </div> Tue, 14 Sep 2021 15:22:01 +0000 ccoman 157960 at https://home.cern A launch pad for the next generation of technical entrepreneurs https://home.cern/news/news/knowledge-sharing/launch-pad-next-generation-technical-entrepreneurs <span>A launch pad for the next generation of technical entrepreneurs</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">Priyanka Dasgupta</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Wed, 09/15/2021 - 10:53</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>On 27 August 2021, the <a href="https://kt.cern/cesp">CERN Entrepreneurship Student Programme</a> (CESP) held its Demo Day, during which participating teams marked the completion of the intensive five-week entrepreneurial programme by delivering their final venture idea pitches.</p> <p>This year marked CESP’s fourth run, in which five selected teams of technical master’s students from across the globe got a chance to work on and build their start-up ideas. Organised by <a href="https://kt.cern/">CERN’s Knowledge Transfer group</a>, since 2018 the competitive programme has helped 40 students develop their entrepreneurial skills through coaching from technology and business experts.</p> <p>This year’s programme was held online due to the global health situation. Students joined in virtually from Canada, India, Mexico, North Macedonia and the United Kingdom, and developed five promising projects with the potential of becoming start-up companies in the future.</p> <p>“We had only worked on the technical side of our project before joining. Thanks to CESP, we had a solid venture idea to pitch in just five weeks – I found it hard to believe! Thanks to the close mentorship and insightful lectures, we set and reached quite ambitious and specific goals each week.”</p> <p class="text-align-right"><em>Maja Sharevska, CESP 2021 participant</em></p> <p>On Demo Day, all the teams presented their final pitches covering a diverse range of topics: apps for the general public to contribute to science challenges, solutions for efficient energy storage, a platform to make getting job experience easier for college students, performance car trailers to facilitate transport, and even an oxygen-optimisation device intended to alleviate the acute oxygen supply crisis that many countries are facing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The teams were met with enthusiastic feedback, and they deftly fielded probing questions from the attending tech and business experts, including programme sponsor Jasper Van Zon from the Arconic Foundation. For an in-depth look at their ideas, watch the Demo Day recording <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/1067455/">here.</a></p> <p>“Working remotely and together with scientific and tech entrepreneurs from all over the world showed us the importance of exchanging knowledge.”</p> <p class="text-align-right"><em>Adolfo A. Romero, CESP 2021 participant</em></p> <p>Since CESP’s launch in 2018, the idea behind the programme has been to train the next generation of technical entrepreneurs and help them solve global challenges. Students draw on the wide range of technologies and competences offered at CERN to tackle a problem they have identified and wish to address through their business idea.</p> <hr /><p><em>In 2021, CESP was supported by the </em><a href="https://cernandsocietyfoundation.cern/"><em>CERN &amp; Society Foundation</em></a><em> thanks to a generous donation by the </em><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/arconic?trk=public_post_share-update_update-text"><em>Arconic</em></a><em> Foundation</em><em>. The highly competitive programme will be organised again in 2022. Applications for next year’s edition will open in 2022.</em></p> <p><em>You can also read this article on the <a href="https://kt.cern/news/news/knowledge-sharing/launch-pad-next-generation-technical-entrepreneurs">CERN Knowledge Transfer website</a>. </em></p> </div> Wed, 15 Sep 2021 08:53:05 +0000 thortala 157970 at https://home.cern Environmental awareness: Participate in CERN’s “Tidy-up Week” https://home.cern/news/news/cern/environmental-awareness-participate-cerns-tidy-week <span>Environmental awareness: Participate in CERN’s “Tidy-up Week” </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Wed, 09/15/2021 - 08:59</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>On 18 September, people in 180 countries worldwide will engage in the <a href="https://www.worldcleanupday.org/">World Clean-up Day</a>, an annual social action with the objective of tackling the global waste problem. CERN will contribute to this effort through its “Tidy-up Week”, aimed at raising awareness about the need to reduce waste and properly sort recyclable materials.</p> <p>CERN’s “Tidy-up Week” will take place between 18 and 22 October 2021.  This first pilot edition will concern the following buildings: 5, 23, 24, 31, 54, 57, 73, 93, 104, 193, 288, 513, 561, 865 and 904.</p> <p>The event is carried out in collaboration with the respective Departmental Safety Officers (DSO) and Territorial Safety Officers (TSO).</p> <p><strong>What will be happening?</strong></p> <p>People working in the buildings concerned are invited to identify and sort equipment and material that they no longer need in their offices, workshops or laboratories. This includes paper, metal, wood, glass and office furniture.</p> <p>Please keep in mind the <a href="https://home.cern/news/news/cern/environmental-awareness-take-action-waste-respecting-three-rs">three Rs</a> (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) of waste management. The full list of recyclable materials can be found <a class="bulletin" href="https://smb-dep.web.cern.ch/en/Introduction-Waste">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>How does it work?</strong></p> <p>In the weeks prior to the event, our experts will help the occupants of the buildings concerned to identify and label the waste and decide on the appropriate action (storage, reuse, recycling, etc.). The date of the visit for each building will be indicated on <a href="https://hse.cern/services-support/environmental-protection/tidy-up-week">the dedicated webpage</a>.</p> <p>During the week of the event, skips and containers will be placed near the buildings concerned for the disposal of equipment and materials. A transport team will be available to help remove the more voluminous objects. In this case, a transport request needs to be filled in beforehand (the procedure is outlined on <a href="https://hse.cern/services-support/environmental-protection/tidy-up-week">the dedicated webpage</a>).</p> <p><strong>And if your building isn't on the list? </strong></p> <p>This event is a pilot, and more buildings will follow in the future. If you’re interested in joining the effort, please contact the coordination group at <a href="mailto:tidyup.week@cern.ch">tidyup.week@cern.ch</a>.</p> <p><strong>Specific collection of IT equipment</strong></p> <p>In addition to this event, an ongoing campaign is being organised for the collection of IT equipment. <a class="bulletin" href="https://home.cern/news/news/cern/give-your-it-equipment-second-life-and-reduce-waste">Click here</a> for more information on this campaign.</p> <p> </p> <p><em>To protect your health and that of others please do not forget to comply with the COVID-19 related health and safety measures, such as wearing a mask and Proximeter where required.</em></p> <p><em>This event is a part of the series “CERN’s Year of Environmental Awareness”.</em></p> </div> Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:59:23 +0000 thortala 157966 at https://home.cern 5-yearly review: an important milestone https://home.cern/news/news/cern/5-yearly-review-important-milestone <span>5-yearly review: an important milestone </span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">HR department</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Mon, 09/13/2021 - 15:07</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Since the last Bulletin update in <a href="https://home.cern/news/news/cern/five-yearly-review-full-steam-ahead">February</a>, an important milestone was passed in the context of the five-yearly review<a href="#_ftn1">[1]</a> (5YR) when the conclusions of key documents were presented at <a href="https://council.web.cern.ch/en/content/tref">the Tripartite Employment Conditions Forum</a> on 28 May 2021.</p> <p>Following the methodology set out in <a href="https://cds.cern.ch/record/1993099/files/CERN_SRR_en_ed11_1_July_2021.pdf">Annex A1 of the Staff Rules and Regulations</a>, studies and surveys of the financial and social conditions of CERN personnel have been undertaken to ascertain, firstly, whether the Organization remains an attractive employer for Staff and Fellows from all CERN’s Member and Associate Member States and, secondly, whether it is able to offer adequate conditions to Associated Members of Personnel (MPAs) coming to work for limited periods in its research facilities.</p> <p>Staff salary studies are a mandatory part of the 5YR and are preceded by an analysis of CERN’s main recruitment markets over the past five years. As provided for by the Annex A1 methodology, these studies involve benchmarking ‘local’ and ‘international’ salaries in order to compare CERN salaries, through a representative sample of benchmark jobs across all grades, with the respective local<a href="#_ftn2">[2]</a> and international markets.</p> <p>The local salary survey, covering grades 1 to 3, was performed by a local consultant and concluded that the companies offering the most competitive salaries are located in Geneva and Vaud, where salaries are, on average, 8% below CERN’s reference salaries.</p> <p>The international salary survey, covering grades 4 to 10, was performed by the International Service for Remunerations and Pensions (<a href="https://www.sirp-isrp.org/index.php?lang=en">ISRP</a>), which is administratively attached to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). An analysis conducted by the HR department in preparation of the 5YR in 2020 identified the high-technology private sector as CERN’s main recruitment market. The ISRP then identified Switzerland and Germany as the CERN Member States offering the most competitive salaries in that domain. The main conclusion of the ISRP survey is that, overall, salaries in the Swiss high-technology market are approximately 9% above CERN salaries, whereas CERN is approximately 5% above the German high-technology market.</p> <p>Given the breadth and diversity of the salary surveys and of the process in general, the HR department is currently compiling a dedicated webpage, for future publication, to guide and inform you on the details and conclusions of this key aspect of the 5YR.</p> <p>Fellows’ stipends were compared with similar graduate programmes at ESA, ESO, the European Commission, DESY and EMBL. The analysis concluded that the conditions offered by CERN continue to be attractive, and are indeed somewhat higher than those paid by the comparator organisations.</p> <p>For MPAs, the subsistence allowances have been consistently indexed to the cost of living in the local region.</p> <p>Finally, the <a href="https://www.sirp-isrp.org/index.php?lang=en">ISRP</a> was mandated to conduct a diversity and inclusion benchmarking survey of CERN and eight other organisations: EMBL, EPO, ESO, ESA, EC, ITER, UNOG and OPCW. The findings of this survey, covering topics such as contract type, age, family, gender diversity, spouse employment, teleworking and disability measures, were presented to TREF in March. The report showed that CERN is doing very well in certain areas, such as childcare and some of the diversity-related policies stemming from the <a href="https://hr.web.cern.ch/5yr-2015-diversity-measures">previous 5YR</a>, but identified other areas where further improvement is desirable, such as gender diversity, the telework framework, flexible working hours, co-parenting leave and dual-career opportunities. The Management, in collaboration with the Staff Association, is fully committed to following up on the results of this survey to ensure that diversity and inclusion are not limited to actions once every five years, but are under continuous review.</p> <p>As we enter the final stages of the 5YR process, based on the aforementioned analyses and the corresponding conclusions, the Management’s proposals are now under preparation, in <em>concertation </em>with the Staff Association, and will be submitted to TREF in October and to the Council for approval in December.</p> <p>As this extensive exercise nears completion, we will be sure to report back to you on the latest developments.</p> <hr /><p><a href="#_ftnref1">[1]</a> For full details of the 2021 5YR, its scope, timescales and milestones see: <a href="https://hr.web.cern.ch/5yr-2021">https://hr.web.cern.ch/5yr-2021</a>.</p> <p><a href="#_ftnref2">[2]</a> For the local salary survey data are collected in the local region of the Organization (Geneva, Vaud and neighbouring France).</p> </div> Mon, 13 Sep 2021 13:07:24 +0000 thortala 157947 at https://home.cern Give your IT equipment a second life and reduce waste https://home.cern/news/news/cern/give-your-it-equipment-second-life-and-reduce-waste <span>Give your IT equipment a second life and reduce waste</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/34041" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ccoman</span></span> <span>Fri, 09/10/2021 - 15:34</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>18 September is <a href="https://www.worldcleanupday.org/">World Clean-up Day</a>. This is the perfect opportunity to join the ongoing SCE recycling campaign and to <a href="https://home.cern/news/news/cern/environmental-awareness-take-action-waste-respecting-three-rs?utm_source=Bulletin&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_content=2021-09-01E&amp;utm_campaign=BulletinEmail">take action on waste by respecting the three Rs</a>: reduce, reuse, recycle.</p> <p>The <a href="https://recuperation-sales.web.cern.ch/">Storage, Recuperation and Sales service</a>, part of the Site and Civil Engineering (SCE) department, is running a campaign to collect broken, obsolete or unused IT equipment. As part of the overall objective of reducing waste, the service will either give them a new lease of life or recycle them properly.</p> <p>Whether you choose to seize the opportunity of World Clean-up Day, or indeed of “<a href="https://hse.cern/services-support/environmental-protection/tidy-up-week">Tidy-up Week</a>”, to sort out your desk drawers or you prefer to wait for a more convenient date, remember that computer equipment that is no longer in use should be recycled.</p> <p>Simply bring your no-longer-used computer, IT equipment (workstations, laptops, mice, smartphones, screens, peripherals, batteries, cables, hardware, etc.) or printers, regardless of their condition, to <a class="bulletin" href="https://gis.cern.ch/?share=cd3f977f-5a27-49ba-aebb-16c4f66c271a">Building 133</a>. You can also <a class="bulletin" href="https://recuperation-sales.web.cern.ch/form/contact">contact the Storage, Recuperation and Sales service</a> or your group secretary to find out who is the departmental contact person who can help you dispose of your old equipment.</p> <p>Having a sort-out is good for the mind and promotes well-being.</p> <p>Recycling is good for the planet and our future.</p> <p>Computer equipment recycling and refurbishing is an important part of our Organization’s sustainable waste strategy. Thanks to this campaign, no-longer-used equipment will be properly wiped and recycled, or potentially repaired and reused. Get involved!</p> </div> Fri, 10 Sep 2021 13:34:11 +0000 ccoman 157941 at https://home.cern Two CERN scientists give the primary schools’ challenge a go https://home.cern/news/news/knowledge-sharing/two-cern-scientists-give-primary-schools-challenge-go <span>Two CERN scientists give the primary schools’ challenge a go</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/147" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">cagrigor</span></span> <span>Fri, 09/10/2021 - 11:01</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="2780787" data-filename="Pippa%20et%20Sabrina%20avec%20les%20boîtes" id="CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-152-1"> <a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-152-1" title="View on CDS"> <img alt="Pippa Wells and Sabrina Schadegg give the primary schools’ challenge a go" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-152-1/file?size=medium"/> </a> <figcaption> Used to making precise measurements, will Pippa Wells and Sabrina Schadegg be able to figure out what’s inside the mysterious boxes? <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>Since 2011, schools from Geneva, the Pays de Gex and Haute-Savoie have been receiving strange mystery boxes from CERN. The pupils, aged between 8 and 12, make hypotheses, collect data and use evidence as they set out to identify the contents of the boxes without opening or damaging them.</p> <p>As the <a href="https://voisins.cern/en/be-scientist"><em>Be a Scientist</em></a> project celebrates its 10th anniversary, the tables have been turned, as primary-school pupils set a challenge for CERN – and the clock is ticking!</p> <p>In the utmost secrecy, pupils from Jean de la Fontaine school (Prévessin-Moëns, France) and Cérésole school (Petit-Lancy, Switzerland) have hidden various objects in two boxes that, they hope, will flummox the scientists and keep them busy for the next six months!</p> <p>After receiving the boxes, Pippa Wells (Deputy Director for Research and Computing) and Sabrina Schadegg (environmental engineer) started their investigations in the radiation protection calibration laboratory of CERN’s HSE unit in Prévessin-Moëns.</p> <p>While they didn’t identify any particular smells, they did hear some intriguing sounds. Moreover, the French box lost 23 grams in two weeks! What could have evaporated? Something containing water? Maybe Katy Foraz and Andre Henriques will discover what it is in the next episode of the <a href="https://voisins.cern/en/defi"><em>Schools’ challenge</em></a>!</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" scrolling="no" src="https://videos.cern.ch/video/CERN-VIDEO-2021-026-003" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><span style="color:#999999;">Pippa and Sabrina receive mystery boxes and start investigating (Video: CERN)</span></p> <p>Visit the <a class="bulletin" href="https://voisins.cern/en/defi" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline">voisins.cern</a> website for regular updates on the challenge and to read more about the progress of the investigations being conducted by the CERN community.</p> </div> Fri, 10 Sep 2021 09:01:18 +0000 cagrigor 157939 at https://home.cern 10th edition of CineGlobe continues online https://home.cern/news/news/cern/10th-edition-cineglobe-continues-online <span>10th edition of CineGlobe continues online</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Wed, 09/08/2021 - 17:10</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Despite the exceptional circumstances, three reschedulings and only 20% of the usual venue capacity, more than 1300 visitors turned up – in person or online – for the 10th edition of CineGlobe.</p> <p>Over five days, festival visitors to CERN’s Globe of Science and Innovation enjoyed a variety of activities: short and feature film screenings (including some preview screenings, such as that of the science documentary <em>Ghost Particle</em> from director Geneva Guerin); masterclasses by experts in cinematography; virtual reality experiences; and hands-on workshops to discover the basics of photography.</p> <p>During the awards ceremony on Saturday 28 August, the winners of the jury prize for each category – best fiction, best documentary and best youth film – were announced. The winner of the audience prize will be announced soon.</p> <p><strong>Didn’t get the chance to attend in person? Watch and vote online for the audience prize!</strong></p> <p>If you want to watch the winning films or any of the other shorts screened at CineGlobe 2021, visit the <a class="bulletin" href="https://online.cineglobe.ch">online.cineglobe.ch</a> website for free until 23 September. And don’t forget to <a class="bulletin" href="https://cineglobe.ch/vote/">vote for your favourite film</a>!</p> <p>All photos from the event are available at: <a class="bulletin" href="https://cineglobe.ch/gallery-2021/">cineglobe.ch/gallery-2021</a>.</p> </div> Wed, 08 Sep 2021 15:10:51 +0000 thortala 157934 at https://home.cern