Announcements for CERN Community feed https://home.cern/cern-community/news/rss en Central heating being turned off https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/central-heating-being-turned-2 <span>Central heating being turned off</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/146" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">cmenard</span></span> <span>Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>As of Thursday 23rd May 2019, the central heating will be progressively turned off throughout CERN. Within the next few days, all buildings will no longer have heating.</p> <p>Thank you for your understanding.</p> <p><em>SMB Department </em></p> </div> Thu, 23 May 2019 09:14:24 +0000 cmenard 10907 at https://home.cern Conférence Partager le savoir 2019 https://home.cern/fr/news/announcement/knowledge-sharing/sharing-knowledge-conference-2019 <span>Sharing Knowledge Conference 2019</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/146" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">cmenard</span></span> <span>Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:19</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The <a href="https://www.partager-le-savoir.org/">Sharing Knowledge Foundation</a> is holding its annual conference on the theme of "Science for Impact" at CERN on 7 and 8 June 2019.</p> <p>Scientists, innovators, business leaders and policy makers from Europe, the Middle East and Africa will explore how science can be a vehicle for social and sustainable change. Issues that will be discussed include the European refugee crisis and the role of science and innovation for reconstruction and integration, gender equality in STEM, the importance of open access for scientific innovation and CERN’s position as a innovation hub.</p> <p>Technology and lab-to-market innovations will be at the forefront with presentations and pitching sessions involving startups.</p> <p>The conference will allow participants to meet some of today’s and tomorrow’s most prominent science and tech leaders, discover future applications of cutting-edge scientific research and reflect on the role of science for a social and sustainable impact.</p> <p>Information and registration: <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/775100/">https://indico.cern.ch/event/775100/</a></p> </div> Tue, 21 May 2019 13:24:24 +0000 cmenard 10896 at https://home.cern 23 mai: édition 2019 de la course de relais du CERN https://home.cern/fr/news/announcement/cern/23-may-2019-cern-relay-race <span>23 May: 2019 CERN Relay Race</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7476" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camonnin</span></span> <span>Wed, 04/24/2019 - 14:41</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The 2019 CERN Relay Race will take place on Thursday 23 May. As is the case every year, the race will consist of a round trip of CERN’s Meyrin site in teams of six. The registration will be open starting 2 May on the <a class="bulletin" href="https://runningclub.web.cern.ch">Running Club website</a>, where you can also find full details about the event. </p> </div> Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:06:06 +0000 camonnin 10694 at https://home.cern CERN Relay Race 2019 – Traffic restrictions https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/cern-relay-race-2019-traffic-restrictions <span>CERN Relay Race 2019 – Traffic restrictions </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7476" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camonnin</span></span> <span>Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:30</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Please note the following restrictions on the CERN site during lunchtime:</p> <ul><li>Circulation between Building 40 and Entrance A will be blocked from 12:00 until ~12:45.</li> <li>Circulation between Building 40 and the hostel (Building 38) will be blocked from 12:00 until ~12:45.</li> <li>Entrance B will be blocked for 5 minutes, between 12:15 and 12:20.</li> <li>Circulation on the Meyrin site will be difficult for 20 minutes, from 12:15 until 12:35</li> </ul><p>Users of the parking around building 40 can exit the car park at the end closest to Entrance A.</p> <p>Please come and encourage the runners, enjoy the music and the refreshments bar, on the lawn of restaurant 1.</p> <p>Presentation of prizes will be made at 13:00.</p> <p>If you must drive during the race, please respect the safety of the runners.</p> <p>The race route, and other details, can be found on the <a class="bulletin" href="http://runningclub.web.cern.ch/">Running Club’s website</a>.</p> <p><em>CERN Running Club</em></p> </div> Fri, 10 May 2019 10:30:05 +0000 camonnin 10846 at https://home.cern Concerts et spectacles au CERN https://home.cern/fr/news/announcement/cern/music-and-shows-cern <span>Music and shows at CERN </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7476" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camonnin</span></span> <span>Fri, 05/10/2019 - 11:48</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>This summer, the CERN MusiClub is organising two rock concerts at CERN. Both will feature many fine CERN bands, and admission to both is free.</p> <p>The first concert is Music on the Lawn, which will take place on the terrace of Restaurant 1 on the Meyrin site on the afternoon of Saturday, 15 June. Six of the MusiClub’s finest bands will be playing live. The music starts at 2 p.m.</p> <p>The second event is the now legendary Hardronic Festival, which will take place on Saturday, 20 July behind Restaurant 3 on the Prévessin site. This festival will feature all of the MusiClub’s best bands, plus the club’s DJ section. Two stages will ensure the action will be non-stop through the afternoon and evening. As usual, food and drink will be on sale, with all proceeds going to charity. </p> <p>The CERN MusiClub would like to thank the CERN Management and the CERN Staff Association for their continued and invaluable support, without which it would not to be possible to organise either of these events for the whole CERN community.</p> <p>Stay tuned for all the details on the <a class="bulletin" href="https://cern-musiclub.weebly.com">CERN MusiClub website</a>. </p> <p>In addition to these events, on the occasion of the <em>Fête de la musique</em>, the CERN and Society Foundation is organising a musical, multimedia and performing arts show: Subatomic Desire. This show will take place on 21 June between 8 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. on the first floor of the Globe of Science and Innovation. </p> <p>Find out more about Subatomic Desire <a class="bulletin" href="https://home.cern/events/spectacle-show-subatomic-desire">here</a>.</p> </div> Fri, 10 May 2019 09:43:45 +0000 camonnin 10845 at https://home.cern Change in the medical follow for MPE and MPA-t category B CERN dosimeter holders https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/change-medical-follow-mpe-and-mpa-t-category-b-cern-dosimeter-holders <span>Change in the medical follow for MPE and MPA-t category B CERN dosimeter holders</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7476" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camonnin</span></span> <span>Mon, 04/29/2019 - 16:40</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>We would like to inform you that there is a change in the medical follow up of category B (annual dose &lt; 6 mSv/year) employed members of the CERN personnel (MPE) and associated members of the personnel for the purpose of training (MPA-t: doctoral, technical and administrative students or trainees) who are<strong> </strong>working in CERN Radiation Areas. </p> <p>Following a recommendation by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), medical surveillance related to occupational exposure to ionizing radiation it is no longer required for category B radiation workers under European law (Directive Euratom 2013/59) and in Switzerland (decision of Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund, SUVA, of July 2016).  </p> <p>CERN has decided to follow this trend and to discontinue, medical surveillance related to occupational exposure to ionizing radiation of all category B workers among its MPE and MPA-t population (cf. memorandum [EDMS 2088793]). </p> <p>As CERN workers, they will, of course, continue to be subject to medical surveillance by CERN’s Medical Service in accordance with the CERN Staff Rules and Regulations and the CERN Safety rules.</p> <p>For information, medical surveillance of associated members of the personnel (other than MPA-ts) remains the responsibility of their employer.   </p> <p>Should you have any questions on the above, please contact <a href="mailto:dosimetry.service@cern.ch">dosimetry.service@cern.ch</a>.</p> </div> Mon, 29 Apr 2019 14:40:59 +0000 camonnin 10713 at https://home.cern Award for Early-Career Researchers in Accelerator Science https://home.cern/news/announcement/accelerators/award-early-career-researchers-accelerator-science <span>Award for Early-Career Researchers in Accelerator Science</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/146" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">cmenard</span></span> <span>Fri, 04/26/2019 - 12:16</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>Apply to the Simon van der Meer Award for Early-Career Researchers in Accelerator Science - deadline 27 May 2019.</strong></p> <p>The Simon van der Meer Award aims to recognise outstanding early career contributions (theoretical, experimental, computational or technical) in novel accelerator science.</p> <p>For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit the <a href="http://acceleratingnews.eu/article/simon-van-der-meer-award">Accelerating News page</a>. </p> </div> Fri, 26 Apr 2019 10:16:17 +0000 cmenard 10705 at https://home.cern Bike to Work 2019 : la campagne redémarre ! https://home.cern/fr/news/announcement/cern/bike-work-2019-back-saddle <span>Bike to Work 2019: back in the saddle! </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7476" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camonnin</span></span> <span>Wed, 04/24/2019 - 11:51</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>In order to participate, all you need to do is find three colleagues and register your “Bike to Work” team before 1 May on this website: <a href="https://www.biketowork.ch/en/account/company">https://www.biketowork.ch/en/account /company</a></p> <p>There are no registration fees and no minimum distance requirement, and part of your journey can be undertaken by public transport. Not a cyclist? Not a problem. Non-cyclists can still sign up: one member of your team is permitted to travel on foot, by skateboard or by any other means of non-motorised transport. </p> <p>No time to form a team? Want to meet new people? Sign up on this <a class="bulletin" href="https://doodle.com/poll/574r6pxpqh7ua5it">Doodle poll</a> and we will place you in a team.</p> <p>You can find detailed information on this event, as well as on “Bike to CERN”, the Organization’s own initiative that takes place all year round, on the <a class="bulletin" href="https://www.biketowork.ch">“Bike to Work”</a> and <a class="bulletin" href="https://espace.cern.ch/bike2CERN/Pages/default.aspx">“Bike to CERN”</a> web pages. </p> <p>But before leaping onto the saddle, <a class="bulletin" href="https://espace.cern.ch/bike2CERN/Pages/tips_safety.aspx">consult the safety rules for cycling</a> and complete the online course <a class="bulletin" href="https://sir.cern.ch/sir/f?p=106:55:209067799197330::NO:RP::">Road traffic – bike riding</a>. </p> <p>Happy cycling!</p> </div> Wed, 24 Apr 2019 09:33:28 +0000 camonnin 10692 at https://home.cern Call for volunteers for WOMAD and Roskilde festivals https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/call-volunteers-womad-and-roskilde-festivals <span>Call for volunteers for WOMAD and Roskilde festivals</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7476" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camonnin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:13</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>CERN, in collaboration with Lancaster University and the Institute of Physics, will be returning to the <a href="https://womad.co.uk/">WOMAD</a> music and culture festival in the United Kingdom for a fourth year of highly successful physics outreach. This year we will also be heading out to the <a href="https://www.roskilde-festival.dk/en/">Roskilde Festival </a> in Denmark for a brand new space, based on the WOMAD concept and in collaboration with the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. </p> <p>If you are passionate about communicating your research, we would welcome you as a volunteer to be part of the CERN teams at each of these festivals. There are two ways to be involved :</p> <ul><li>Give a presentation on an exciting project or run a hands-on workshop for festival attendees to encourage them to discover and share in the excitement of scientific research. </li> <li>Be part of the team working each day welcoming the public, talking about CERN, helping in the set up and take down of the venues. </li> </ul><p>Please note that places are limited.</p> <p>We look forward to hearing from all CERN members across the Organization before 3 May 2019. Please send an email to <a href="mailto:Connie.Potter@cern.ch">Connie.Potter@cern.ch</a></p> </div> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:13:25 +0000 camonnin 10679 at https://home.cern Fermeture des restaurants CERN https://home.cern/fr/news/announcement/cern/closure-cern-restaurants-during-spring-2019 <span>Closure of CERN restaurants during spring 2019</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7476" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camonnin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/11/2019 - 14:53</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><ul><li><strong>Easter weekend (from Friday, 19 April, to Monday, 22 April, included): </strong> <ul><li>NOVAE: Restaurants 1, 2 and 3 as well as cafeterias (in buildings 6, 13, 30, 54, 864 and 865) will be closed. Only the cafeteria in Building 40 will be open from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. (including Saturday and Sunday).</li> <li>ÔDELICE : The cafeteria in Building 774 will be closed.</li> </ul></li> <li><strong>Wednesday, May 1: </strong> <ul><li>NOVAE: All points of sale (restaurants and cafeterias) will be closed except Restaurant 1, which will be open from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. </li> <li>ÔDELICE: The cafeteria in Building 774 will be open. </li> </ul></li> <li><strong>Ascension weekend (from Thursday, 30 May, to Sunday, 2 June, included): </strong> <ul><li>NOVAE: All points of sale (restaurants and cafeterias) will be closed except Restaurant 1, which will be open from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.</li> <li>ÔDELICE: The cafeteria in Building 774 will be open on Thursday, May 30. </li> </ul></li> <li><strong>Whit Monday (Monday, June 10): </strong> <ul><li>NOVAE: All points of sale (restaurants and cafeterias) will be closed except Restaurant 1, which will be open from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.</li> <li>ÔDELICE: The cafeteria in Building 774 will be open.</li> </ul></li> </ul><p>As May 8 is not an official CERN holiday, all restaurants and cafeterias will be open.</p> <p class="text-align-right">Le Comité de Surveillance des Restaurants (CSR) </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> Thu, 11 Apr 2019 08:38:41 +0000 camonnin 10652 at https://home.cern A new staff career development initiative https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/new-staff-career-development-initiative <span>A new staff career development initiative</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7476" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camonnin</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/09/2019 - 10:00</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Holding a 'Focus conversation' with the Supervisor is an opportunity for staff members to concentrate on their longer-term development perspective, reflect on their career and review personal and professional strengths. The ultimate aim is for the staff member to have a set of realistic and achievable development goals.</p> <p>Key to a successful conversation with the supervisor is the preparation. Participation in the ‘Balance’ programme by the staff member <strong>and </strong>the supervisor is a mandatory first step (2 x 1/2 day workshops). This will ensure a good understanding of the overall process and the time and personal commitment needed. </p> <p>Entering the programme is voluntary, driven by the staff member and can be initiated at any moment of the year. </p> <p>Dates and information concerning the ‘Balance’ programme are published in the CERN Learning Hub.</p> <p><a class="bulletin" href="https://lms.cern.ch/ekp/servlet/ekp?CID=EKP000040289&amp;TX=FORMAT1&amp;BACKTOCATALOG=Y&amp;DECORATEPAGE=N">For staff</a></p> <p><a class="bulletin" href="https://lms.cern.ch/ekp/servlet/ekp?CID=EKP000040289&amp;TX=FORMAT1&amp;BACKTOCATALOG=Y&amp;DECORATEPAGE=N">For supervisors</a></p> <p>Interested to find out more? Talk to your HRA and consult the <a class="bulletin" href="https://admin-eguide.web.cern.ch/en/procedure/focus-your-career">Admin e-guide</a> for eligibility and key steps in the process.</p></div> Tue, 09 Apr 2019 08:00:46 +0000 camonnin 10632 at https://home.cern Something new for lunch: the CERN food truck https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/something-new-lunch-cern-food-truck <span>Something new for lunch: the CERN food truck</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Mon, 04/08/2019 - 21:49</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>From Wednesday 10 April, a food truck will be installed on the Meyrin and Prévessin sites. This pilot project, set up in collaboration with Novae, aims to cope with the increasing demands on CERN’s restaurants, by offering a mobile and flexible catering alternative (see the menu "<em>Pause de midi</em>" below).</p> <p>The food truck will be open from 11 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday, at a different place each day (in particular in front of Building 54, at the exit of the tunnel on road Einstein, between Buildings 180 and 183, and on the car park of IdeaSquare (Building 3179) - see the map. The meeting places in Prévessin will be announced soon).</p> <p>This week, the food truck will be at IdeaSquare on Wednesday 10 April, at Building 180 on Thursday 11, and at Building 54 on Friday 12.</p> <p>It is also possible to book the food truck for specific events.</p> <p>Feel free to send us your comments by completing <a class="bulletin" href="https://cern.service-now.com/service-portal/report-ticket.do?name=food-truck&amp;se=cern-catering">this form</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-news-file field--type-file field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf icon-before"><span class="file-icon"><span class="icon glyphicon glyphicon-file text-primary" aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="file-link"><a href="https://home.cern/sites/home.web.cern.ch/files/2019-04/CartePauseMidi_FoodTruck.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=261821" title="Open file in new window" target="_blank">CartePauseMidi_FoodTruck.pdf</a></span><span class="file-size">255.68 KB</span></span></div> </div> Mon, 08 Apr 2019 19:49:37 +0000 anschaef 10628 at https://home.cern Welcome to the new CERN Pension Fund website https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/welcome-new-cern-pension-fund-website <span>Welcome to the new CERN Pension Fund website</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7476" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camonnin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/04/2019 - 09:57</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Pension Fund has launched a <a class="bulletin" href="http://pensionfund.cern.ch/en/">new website</a> that gives members and beneficiaries access to user-friendly information on the Fund and its benefits, as well as providing important information about governance and investments.</p> <p>Following feedback from an online survey of the members and beneficiaries, which was conducted in February 2018, the website now includes more detailed explanation of benefits, as well as information on how to inform the Fund of any changes in family situation. The site structure has been simplified to provide easy access to information and gives visitors the opportunity to choose different ways of navigating around the site. There is also a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) providing a further source of information.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the new online experience.</p> <p>CERN Pension Fund</p></div> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 07:57:14 +0000 camonnin 10606 at https://home.cern 2019 European School Of High-Energy Physics https://home.cern/news/announcement/physics/2019-european-school-high-energy-physics <span>2019 European School Of High-Energy Physics </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7476" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camonnin</span></span> <span>Fri, 03/15/2019 - 09:58</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The 2019 School will take place from 4 to 17 September 2019 in St. Petersburg, Russia.</p> <p>There will be about 33 lectures, each lasting about 90 minutes including time for questions. These will be complemented by parallel group discussion sessions most afternoons.</p> <p>The European School is targeted particularly at students in experimental HEP who are in the final years of work towards their PhDs.</p> <p>Find out more <a class="bulletin" href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/798971/">here</a>. </p> </div> Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:58:30 +0000 camonnin 10475 at https://home.cern CERN School of Computing 2019: Apply now! https://home.cern/news/announcement/computing/cern-school-computing-2019-apply-now <span>CERN School of Computing 2019: Apply now! </span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">Sebastian Lopienski</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7476" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camonnin</span></span> <span>Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:06</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="2668085" data-filename="CSC2019_screen poster_final" id="CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2019-015-1"> <a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2019-015-1" title="View on CDS"> <img alt="CERN school of computing" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2019-015-1/file?size=medium"/> </a> <figcaption> Poster for the announcement and the screens <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>Applications are now open for the 42<sup>nd </sup>CERN School of Computing. The <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/e/CSC-2019">CSC 2019</a> will take place on September 15-28 in the beautiful city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The School is organised in collaboration with Babeș-Bolyai University (<a href="http://www.ubbcluj.ro/en/">UBB</a>) together with Politehnica University of Bucharest (<a href="https://upb.ro/en/">UPB</a>).</p> <p>The CSC is not a conference but a true summer university. The two-week <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/769356/program">programme</a> consists of more than 50 hours of lectures and hands-on exercises, covering three main themes: physics computing, software engineering, and data technologies. As with every CSC, the programme is audited by the hosting universities, and students that pass the final optional exam will receive a diploma from CSC, as well as ECTS points from UBB + UPB.</p> <p>However, it's not all study; the social and sport programme is also a vital part of the School. We will have ample opportunities to explore and experience some of Romania's great cultural, historical and natural attractions, and profit from Cluj-Napoca’s location in heart of the Transylvania region.</p> <p>The CSC 2019 is aimed at postgraduate engineers and scientists, working at CERN or at other research institutes, with experience in particle physics, in computing or in related fields. We welcome applications from all nationalities, and encourage all qualified persons to apply. Limited financial support may be available.</p> <p><strong>Apply now <a class="bulletin" href="https://indico.cern.ch/e/CSC-2019">here</a>. The deadline is May 10 – places are limited!</strong> </p> </div> Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:06:34 +0000 camonnin 10497 at https://home.cern Science Gateway – Présentation https://home.cern/fr/news/announcement/cern/science-gateway-presentation <span>Science Gateway – Presentation </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7476" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camonnin</span></span> <span>Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:44</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p class="text-align-center">CERN personnel are cordially invited to a presentation on the "Science Gateway" project,</p> <p class="text-align-center">given by CERN DG Fabiola Gianotti and architect Renzo Piano: </p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>8 April at 2.00 p.m.</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Main Auditorium</strong></p> <p><em>Dear Colleagues,</em></p> <p><em>In my presentation to personnel in January, I briefly described the Science Gateway project, a new facility for scientific education and outreach. It will be housed in an iconic new building on the Meyrin site, funded entirely through private donations and designed by architect Renzo Piano. Construction is scheduled to begin next year and be complete by 2022.</em></p> <p><em>Science Gateway will be a hub for scientific education and culture in line with CERN's mission to share knowledge and technology with society, and to inspire young generations with the beauty of science. With a mission to engage audiences of all ages, it will include inspirational exhibition spaces, laboratories for hands-on scientific experiments for children and students from primary to high-school level, as well as a large amphitheatre to host scientific events for experts and many other audiences.</em></p> <p><em>The time has now come to announce this new initiative to the public. On 8 April in the morning, CERN will hold a press conference to launch the project, in the presence of the main architect and donors. I would like to invite you to a presentation of the Science Gateway on 8 April at 14:00 in the Main Auditorium, see the <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/810950/">INDICO</a> page. Architect Renzo Piano will be with me to show the design of the building and its facilities.</em></p> <p><em>I look forward to seeing many of you on 8 April.</em></p> <p><em>Kind regards,</em></p> <p><em>Fabiola Gianotti</em></p> </div> Wed, 03 Apr 2019 10:08:36 +0000 camonnin 10598 at https://home.cern 2-4 April: Poland at CERN https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/2-4-april-poland-cern <span>2-4 April: Poland at CERN</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Wed, 03/27/2019 - 10:52</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p> </p> <p>More than 40 polish entrepreneurs will visit CERN on 2-4 April 2019 as part of Poland@CERN 2019. They represent 20 companies and institutes that already are or can become CERN suppliers.</p> <p>Participants represent branches such as: electronic, ventilation, refrigeration, cryogenics as well as information and communication technologies. Their visit will be a good opportunity to talk about collaboration between the Polish business environment and CERN.</p> <p>B2B meetings will be held in English.</p> <p><em>_____</em></p> <p><em>You can find more details and agenda of Poland@CERN 2019 at: <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/805646/">https://indico.cern.ch/event/805646/</a></em></p> </div> Wed, 27 Mar 2019 09:52:29 +0000 anschaef 10549 at https://home.cern Discussion avec la Direction du CERN https://home.cern/fr/news/announcement/cern/discussion-cern-directorate <span>Discussion with the CERN Directorate</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7476" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camonnin</span></span> <span>Tue, 03/26/2019 - 13:45</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The second edition of the open discussion between CERN staff and the Directorate took place on 19 March. For those who were unable to follow the event, the <a class="bulletin" href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/793416/">recording is available here</a>.</p> <p>Below is a list of the fifteen questions that received the most votes, the first three of which were dealt with during the session.</p> <p>The topics that you consider important and that could not be discussed during the session will be addressed by internal communication in the coming months. </p> <p>There were a total of 1479 voters. Find below the three questions that received the most votes: </p> <table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 539px;"><thead><tr><th scope="col"> <center>Questions</center> </th> <th scope="col" style="width: 78px;"> <center>% of total votes</center> </th> </tr></thead><tbody><tr><td>How is CERN's infrastructure coping with the increase in the number of people on site and in particular in the restaurants? </td> <td class="text-align-center" style="width: 78px;">61</td> </tr><tr><td>What is the strategy for sustaining CERN's funding to fulfil its mission? </td> <td class="text-align-center" style="width: 78px;">59</td> </tr><tr><td>How does CERN compare FCC and CLIC to China's CEPC? </td> <td class="text-align-center" style="width: 78px;">57</td> </tr></tbody></table><p>Here are the following twelve questions in terms of number of votes: </p> <table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 543px;"><thead><tr><th scope="col" style="width: 405px;"> <center>Questions</center> </th> <th scope="col" style="width: 77px;"> <center>% of total votes</center> </th> </tr></thead><tbody><tr><td style="width: 405px;">How can CERN mitigate daily traffic jams at the border? </td> <td class="text-align-center" style="width: 77px;">46</td> </tr><tr><td style="width: 405px;">Could CERN review the staff LD and IC model, in terms of costs and knowledge retention? </td> <td class="text-align-center" style="width: 77px;">42</td> </tr><tr><td style="width: 405px;">What is planned for the maintenance of old buildings and the optimisation of safety? </td> <td class="text-align-center" style="width: 77px;">42</td> </tr><tr><td style="width: 405px;">How is CERN tackling the administrative burden versus time to work on science? </td> <td class="text-align-center" style="width: 77px;">40</td> </tr><tr><td style="width: 405px;">How does CERN justify the increasing atmosphere of access control, policing and restrictions on social areas such as the BBQ site? </td> <td class="text-align-center" style="width: 77px;">39</td> </tr><tr><td style="width: 405px;">How could CERN enhance career evolution and sustain motivation? </td> <td class="text-align-center" style="width: 77px;">38</td> </tr><tr><td style="width: 405px;">Is CERN considering measures to adapt workload to available resources? </td> <td class="text-align-center" style="width: 77px;">36</td> </tr><tr><td style="width: 405px;">How does scientific governance evolve with the increasing number of Member, Associate Member and non-Member States? </td> <td class="text-align-center" style="width: 77px;">31</td> </tr><tr><td style="width: 405px;">Visible wearing of access cards on-site is not really enforced, is that an issue? </td> <td class="text-align-center" style="width: 77px;">30</td> </tr><tr><td style="width: 405px;">Could CERN offer multi-storey parking? </td> <td class="text-align-center" style="width: 77px;">29</td> </tr><tr><td style="width: 405px;">How is CERN improving IT tools and optimising services as a cutting-edge technology organisation? </td> <td class="text-align-center" style="width: 77px;">28</td> </tr><tr><td style="width: 405px;">How is CERN addressing the difference in CERN personnel statuses and the associated conditions? </td> <td class="text-align-center" style="width: 77px;">28</td> </tr></tbody></table><p>Feel free to give us your opinion on the session by <a href="mailto:directorate-questions@cern.ch">email</a> so the Directorate can take this onboard for the future. </p> </div> Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:06:19 +0000 camonnin 10536 at https://home.cern 40 years of physics in the North Area https://home.cern/news/announcement/physics/40-years-physics-north-area <span>40 years of physics in the North Area</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7476" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">camonnin</span></span> <span>Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:51</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="2668260" data-filename="40years_final" id="CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2019-017-1"> <a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2019-017-1" title="View on CDS"> <img alt="40 years of physics in the North Area" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2019-017-1/file?size=medium"/> </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>Fixed-target experiments have a long history at CERN, forming essential building blocks in the physics landscape, in parallel to collider facilities. For 40 years, the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) has provided a steady stream of high-energy proton beams to the North Area at the Prévessin site, feeding a wide variety of experiments. A symposium will be held at CERN to celebrate this hub of experiments, which have been exploring many fundamental questions and will continue to enrich the programme of the Laboratory.</p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>North Area 40th anniversary celebration<br /> Wednesday 3 April, 2.00 pm<br /> Main Auditorium</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center">Information and registration <a class="bulletin" href="https://indico.cern.ch/e/NA_40years">here</a>. </p> </div> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:51:51 +0000 camonnin 10505 at https://home.cern Transport à la demande Pays de Gex - arrêt Porte de France https://home.cern/fr/news/announcement/cern/demand-transport-pays-de-gex-new-stop-porte-de-france <span>On-demand transport in the Pays de Gex: new stop at Porte de France</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/146" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">cmenard</span></span> <span>Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:45</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The express line of the on-demand transport services in the Pays de Gex will include an additional stop in front of the Porte de France from Monday, 1 April 2019.</p> <p>This line, operating between Léaz and CERN’s Meyrin site, is available by reservation since September 2018.</p> <p>You can check the the timetable and map above.<br /> More information on <a class="bulletin" href="https://www.paysdegexagglo.fr/transport-a-la-demande-un-nouvel-arret-au-cern/">the Pays de Gex Agglo website</a>.</p> </div> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:43:20 +0000 cmenard 10516 at https://home.cern