Announcements for CERN Community feed https://home.cern/ en International Day of Women and Girls in Science is on 11 February: local activities for all ages https://home.cern/news/announcement/knowledge-sharing/international-day-women-and-girls-science-11-february-local <span>International Day of Women and Girls in Science is on 11 February: local activities for all ages</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.un.org/fr/observances/women-and-girls-in-science-day/background">International Day of Women and Girls in Science</a> was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in order to promote full and equal access and participation for women and girls in science. 11 February is an opportunity to celebrate the essential role that women and girls play in science and technology.</p> <p>As it does every year, CERN is partnering up with research institutions in the local region to celebrate this day by organising local activities for all ages.</p> <p><strong>From 7 to 11 February 2022</strong>, almost sixty volunteers, all female scientists and engineers from CERN, Scienscope (UNIGE), the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Annecy Particle Physics Laboratory (LAPP) will be visiting local schools, either in person or virtually, to talk to the pupils about their professions. They will visit more than 110 classes in the local area (canton of Geneva, Pays de Gex and Greater Annecy).</p> <p>The female scientists and engineers will talk about how they got to where they are today, offer an insight into the projects and experiments on which they are working, and maybe even give some practical demonstrations. The aim is to change how young people in our region view scientific, technical and technological professions and to show them that STEM careers are just as accessible to girls as to boys. And, who knows, the presentations might even help some to discover their vocation!</p> <p>And there’s something for grown-ups too! CERN will be hosting a screening of the feature film <em>Picture a Scientist</em> at 8.00 p.m. on 10 February at the Globe of Science and Innovation. This documentary (in English with French subtitles) follows the careers of researchers who are blazing the trail for women in science. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion (in English with simultaneous French interpretation) with experts in matters of gender and diversity in the sciences.</p> <p>For more information and to sign up: <a href="http://voisins.cern/fr/events">http://voisins.cern/fr/events</a></p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Wed, 01/26/2022 - 08:54</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2022-01-26T07:51:39Z">Wed, 01/26/2022 - 08:51</time> </div> </div> Wed, 26 Jan 2022 07:54:26 +0000 thortala 168838 at https://home.cern Skype for Business to be phased out by 30 June 2022 https://home.cern/news/announcement/computing/skype-business-be-phased-out-30-june-2022 <span>Skype for Business to be phased out by 30 June 2022</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Skype for Business service will be phased out by 30 June 2022. Skype for Business is reaching the end of its support by Microsoft and the current service at CERN relies on old hardware and an obsolete version of Windows.</p> <p>For telephony services, Skype for Business is replaced by <a href="https://cernphone.docs.cern.ch/">CERNphone</a>, a softphone client available for desktops and laptops running Windows, MacOS or Linux and for Android and Apple mobile phones. A CERN mobile subscription is not necessary to use CERNphone on a mobile phone: CERNphone can be used with private subscriptions – calls are free when connected to Wi-Fi, which is available in all offices at CERN, as well as many other areas.</p> <p>Skype for Business users will be contacted individually concerning the migration to CERNphone, but if you would like to switch today then please follow the <a href="https://cernphone.docs.cern.ch/install_cp/">migration and installation guide</a>.</p> <p>The chat functionality of Skype for Business is replaced by the <a href="https://cern.ch/mattermost">Mattermost</a> service, which (like CERNphone) is available for mobile phones as well as desktops and laptops. The video functionality of Skype for Business is replaced by the <a href="https://videoconference.docs.cern.ch/">Zoom</a> service, which is also available on mobile phones, tablets, desktops and laptops.</p> <p><em>Work to replace the different functions of Skype for Business has been carried out in the context of the recent MALT project. Read more about this <a class="bulletin" href="https://home.cern/news/news/computing/three-year-malt-project-comes-close">here</a>.</em></p> <p class="text-align-right"><em>CERN Telecom Services</em></p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Tue, 01/25/2022 - 14:56</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2022-01-25T13:48:12Z">Tue, 01/25/2022 - 14:48</time> </div> </div> Tue, 25 Jan 2022 13:56:20 +0000 thortala 168837 at https://home.cern 76666: new hotline for the Access Control Centre https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/76666-new-hotline-access-control-centre <span>76666: new hotline for the Access Control Centre</span> <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-2022-008-1"><a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2022-008-1" title="View on CDS"><img alt="home.cern,Safety" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2022-008-1/file?size=large" /></a><figcaption>The CSA is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.<span> (Image: CERN)</span></figcaption></figure> <p>CERN’s Access Control Centre (known by its French acronym, CSA), which is managed by the Site and Civil Engineering department’s Security Service, can now be reached at a single number: <strong>76666</strong>. (The CSA’s old numbers – 78877 and 78878 – are automatically redirected to 76666.)</p> <p>The CSA is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is there to answer all your security-related questions, from how to access CERN, car parking, roadmarking requests, lost property and suspicious or unattended packages to antisocial conduct, criminal acts, suspicious behaviour, etc.</p> <p>You can also contact the CSA by email at the following address: access.surveillance@cern.ch.</p> <p><strong>Reminder: In the event of an emergency or to report an accident, call the CERN Fire and Rescue Service on 74444.</strong></p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Thu, 01/20/2022 - 17:40</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Byline</b></div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/authors/sce-department" hreflang="en">SCE department</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2022-01-20T16:38:27Z">Thu, 01/20/2022 - 17:38</time> </div> </div> Thu, 20 Jan 2022 16:40:55 +0000 anschaef 168830 at https://home.cern Data Protection Day 2022: “BIG personal DATA protection” https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/data-protection-day-2022-big-personal-data-protection-0 <span>Data Protection Day 2022: “BIG personal DATA protection”</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>After the success of <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/992402/">last year's event</a>, four <a href="https://www.eiroforum.org/">EIROforum</a> organisations – <a href="https://home.cern/">CERN</a>, <a href="https://www.embl.org/">EMBL</a>, <a href="https://www.esa.int/">ESA</a> and <a href="https://www.eso.org/">ESO</a> – join forces to bring you a shared webinar on data protection on Friday 28 January 2022 from 12 to 2 p.m.</p> <p><em>More information </em><a class="bulletin" href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/1104742/"><em>on Indico</em></a><em>.</em></p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Fri, 01/07/2022 - 15:31</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Byline</b></div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/authors/office-data-privacy" hreflang="en">Office of Data Privacy</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2022-01-07T14:27:29Z">Fri, 01/07/2022 - 15:27</time> </div> </div> Fri, 07 Jan 2022 14:31:33 +0000 thortala 167746 at https://home.cern Accelerators for the environment: Announcing I.FAST's 2022 Challenge-Based Innovation programme https://home.cern/news/announcement/accelerators/accelerators-environment-announcing-ifasts-2022-challenge-based <span>Accelerators for the environment: Announcing I.FAST&#039;s 2022 Challenge-Based Innovation programme</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>I.FAST, an EU-funded project, announces the first edition of its Challenge-Based Innovation (CBI) programme.</p> <p>24 Bachelor's to Master's -level students from different disciplines at various European universities will be selected to explore innovative ways in which accelerators and related technologies could be used to meet societal challenges related to <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/info/horizon-europe/missions-horizon-europe_en">Horizon Europe’s missions</a>.</p> <p>The programme lasts nine days, will be held in English, and will take place at the European Scientific Institute (ESI), located in Archamps, near Geneva. At the end of the programme, students will be invited to CERN to present their work in front of a jury made up of experts from knowledge transfer, industry, science and non-governmental and international organisations operating in fields related to the challenge.</p> <p>Applications are welcome from students from all backgrounds and disciplines. Preference will be given to students in the second cycle of university studies (between their third and fifth years of university) and to those studying at universities located in countries that are members of I.FAST (see the list at <a href="https://ifast-project.eu/participants">https://ifast-project.eu/participants</a>).</p> <p>To apply, fill in the form at: <a href="http://www.ifast-cbi.particle-accelerators.eu/application/">http://www.ifast-cbi.particle-accelerators.eu/application/</a></p> <p>The <a class="bulletin" href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/1093999/registrations/77197/">application form</a> must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. (Geneva time) on 14 February 2022.</p> <p>For more information and a detailed calendar of the programme, please read the full article on the <a class="bulletin" href="https://ifast-project.eu/news/announcement/opportunities/how-can-particle-accelerators-address-environmental-issues-10-day">I.FAST</a> webpage.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/34041" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ccoman</span></span> <span>Wed, 12/15/2021 - 15:28</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Byline</b></div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/authors/nicolas-delerue" hreflang="en">Nicolas Delerue</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-12-15T14:19:32Z">Wed, 12/15/2021 - 15:19</time> </div> </div> Wed, 15 Dec 2021 14:28:12 +0000 ccoman 159242 at https://home.cern CERN Courier webinar on the ITER project - 16 December https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/cern-courier-webinar-iter-project-16-december <span>CERN Courier webinar on the ITER project - 16 December </span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Join the audience for a live webinar at 3 p.m. CET on 16 December 2021, sponsored by New England Wire Technologies, RadiaSoft LLC and Agilent Technologies. Registration on the <a class="bulletin" href="https://cerncourier.com/a/overview-of-the-iter-project-and-our-variable-experiences-in-the-development-of-some-critical-components-of-the-magnets/">CERN Courier website</a>. </p> <p>The webinar, presented by Neil Mitchell, will summarise the present status of manufacturing and assembly of ITER's large magnet components, which have started arriving on site. Neil will chose three areas, critical to magnet and tokamak performance, to describe in more detail:</p> <p>1. Development of Nb<sub>3</sub>Sn strands for fusion applications started in the 1980s and the selection of the material for the Toroidal and Central Solenoid Coils in the first phase of ITER 1988–1991 was a key driver of the overall tokamak parameters. The development, qualification and procurement, both before and after the decision to use it, gives us an unusual opportunity to look at the implementation of a novel technology in its entirety, with the expected and unexpected problems we encountered and how they were solved – or tolerated.</p> <p>2. High-voltage insulation in superconducting magnets is a frequently overlooked area that demands many new technologies. It is the area in the ITER magnets that has created the most quality issues on magnet acceptance and is clearly an area where more engineering attention is required.</p> <p>3. The need for improvements in overall integration of the magnets into the tokamak, and in particular maintainability and repairability, is being demonstrated as we assemble components into the cryostat. The assembly is proceeding well in terms of quality but at the same time, the complexity shows that for a nuclear power plant, we need improvements.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Tue, 12/07/2021 - 11:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-12-07T10:09:16Z">Tue, 12/07/2021 - 11:09</time> </div> </div> Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:14:17 +0000 thortala 158652 at https://home.cern Burglary season begins – stay alert https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/burglary-season-begins-stay-alert <span>Burglary season begins – stay alert </span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Although break-ins are on the decline in the canton of Geneva, the winter season brings with it an increased risk of burglary. When the days get shorter, burglars are more likely to notice if houses or flats are unoccupied. Consequently, so-called “twilight burglaries” soar.</p> <p>To assist the population in the fight against this type of crime, the Swiss police have launched a <a href="https://www.ge.ch/actualite/7e-journee-nationale-prevention-contre-cambriolages-2-11-2021">nationwide campaign</a> to raise awareness of the risks of burglary and of appropriate preventive measures.</p> <p>The risk of burglary can be considerably reduced by taking some simple preventive steps:</p> <ul> <li>Simulate someone being at home by putting lights on a timer or programming your TV/radio.</li> <li>Call 117 immediately if you notice any suspicious behaviour, including at your neighbours’.</li> <li>Lock your doors, even if you are away for a short time.</li> <li>Inform your neighbours if you are away for an extended period. Their watchful eyes can help.</li> <li>Ask for advice. Many police forces and private companies have specialised security advisers.</li> </ul> <p>Further information on burglary prevention can be found (in German, French and Italian) on the following websites: <a href="http://www.unis-contre-le-cambriolage.ch">www.unis-contre-le-cambriolage.ch</a> and <a href="https://www.skppsc.ch/fr/sujets/cambriolage/">https://www.skppsc.ch/fr/sujets/cambriolage/</a> (Swiss Crime Prevention website).</p> <p> </p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Mon, 12/06/2021 - 11:38</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-12-06T10:35:19Z">Mon, 12/06/2021 - 11:35</time> </div> </div> Mon, 06 Dec 2021 10:38:03 +0000 thortala 158554 at https://home.cern Thematic CERN School of Computing 2022: “Scientific Software for Heterogeneous Architectures” https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/thematic-cern-school-computing-2022-scientific-software-heterogeneous <span>Thematic CERN School of Computing 2022: “Scientific Software for Heterogeneous Architectures”</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The <strong>10th Thematic CERN School of Computing (tCSC 2022)</strong> will take place on 1-7 May 2022. The <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/1100351/program">programme</a> will focus on <strong>Scientific Software for Heterogeneous Architectures</strong>, covering areas ranging from computer architectures to parallel and optimised software, and heterogeneous programming (CPU, GPU, HPC etc.).</p> <p>Provided the health situation allows it, the school will be hosted at the <a href="https://iesc.universita.corsica/?lang=en">Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse</a> (IESC). The Institute is located on the west coast of the French island of Corsica, 50 km north of Ajaccio and its international airport. (However, if the pandemic situation doesn't allow traveling or physical presence, the school will be moved to online format.)</p> <p>The School is aimed at postgraduate students, engineers and scientists with a few years' experience in particle physics, computing or related fields. We welcome applications from all nationalities and encourage everyone who is qualified to apply. Limited financial support may be available.</p> <p><strong>Applications are open until Sunday 23 January. </strong></p> <p>For more information, and to apply, please visit <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/e/tCSC-2022">https://indico.cern.ch/e/tCSC-2022</a></p> <p>(NB: We are also planning a new Thematic CSC with a focus on security of computing research infrastructures. This school will be announced via the usual channels and on the <a href="https://csc.web.cern.ch/">CSC website</a> in January 2022 and will take place in late June 2022.)</p> <p class="text-align-right"><em>Sebastian Lopienski, CERN School of Computing director</em></p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Mon, 12/06/2021 - 09:39</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-12-06T08:37:34Z">Mon, 12/06/2021 - 09:37</time> </div> </div> Mon, 06 Dec 2021 08:39:21 +0000 thortala 158551 at https://home.cern Traffic disruptions to be expected in Geneva on the week of 30 November – 3 December https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/traffic-disruptions-be-expected-geneva-week-30-november-3-december <span>Traffic disruptions to be expected in Geneva on the week of 30 November – 3 December </span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Please note that severe traffic disruptions should be expected in the Geneva region on the week of 30 November – 3 December due to the <a href="https://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/minist_e/mc12_e/mc12_e.htm">12<sup>th</sup> Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization</a> held in Geneva. <a href="https://www.tpg.ch/fr/perturbations-reseau-tpg-omc12">Public transportation</a> will also be adapted. </p> <p>If you live in Geneva or usually commute through the city and want to avoid the worst of the jams, you are encouraged to take full advantage of the <a href="https://admin-eguide.web.cern.ch/en/procedure/telework">applicable teleworking offer</a>, after discussion with your hierarchy and provided it doesn’t clash with your professional imperatives.</p> <p>In parallel, demonstrations are projected to disrupt public order in Geneva in the coming weeks. You are encouraged to follow the recommendations of the Police cantonale genevoise, which will be available on the <a href="https://www.ge.ch/organisation/corps-police">police department’s social media channels</a>.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Tue, 11/23/2021 - 16:01</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-11-23T15:00:47Z">Tue, 11/23/2021 - 16:00</time> </div> </div> Tue, 23 Nov 2021 15:01:34 +0000 thortala 158361 at https://home.cern Annual test of diesel generators on 30 November https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/annual-test-diesel-generators-30-november <span>Annual test of diesel generators on 30 November</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The annual diesel generators tests of the Meyrin site, SPS, Prévessin, North Area, LHC 1 to LHC 8 and LHC 1.8, are planned on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 from 6:00 am to 6:30 am.</p> <p>Power will be cut in the following networks: Normal, General Services, Stable (18 kV, 3.3 kV, 230 V, 400 V) on the Meyrin site, SPS, Prevessin, North Area, LHC1 to LHC8 and LHC 1.8. The EN-EL Group recommends that you turn off your critical equipment and computer equipment. For any further information, please refer to the "<a class="bulletin" href="https://impact.cern.ch/impact/secure/pdfTemplate/ndc/EN-EL-NdC-182877-1">note de coupure</a>".<br />  </p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Thu, 11/25/2021 - 11:52</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Byline</b></div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/authors/en-el-group" hreflang="en">EN-EL group</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-11-23T10:46:48Z">Tue, 11/23/2021 - 11:46</time> </div> </div> Thu, 25 Nov 2021 10:52:48 +0000 thortala 158371 at https://home.cern (Postponed) Unconventional Music @ CERN: Celebrating 100 years of Albert Einstein's Nobel Prize https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/postponed-unconventional-music-cern-celebrating-100-years-albert-einsteins <span>(Postponed) Unconventional Music @ CERN: Celebrating 100 years of Albert Einstein&#039;s Nobel Prize</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN will host an <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/1093427/">online event</a> including a concert with unconventional instruments (one theremin and a noise table) in musical conversation with top CERN scientists on Wednesday 8 December 2021 to celebrate the anniversary of Albert Einstein’s Nobel Prize.</p> <p>Albert Einstein was awarded a Nobel Prize in December 1921, to honour his contributions to theoretical physics and his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect. </p> <p>Because of his innumerable contributions to science, Einstein is considered the father of modern physics, but he was also an accomplished violinist who loved music.  </p> <p><em>“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music... I get most joy in life out of music.” - </em>Albert Einstein</p> <p>At the time Einstein received the Nobel Prize, a Russian engineer, Lev Termen, was laying the foundations of modern electronic music with his invention, the theremin. It was a technically advanced instrument relying on the progress in the scientific field at the time. Curious of this instrument, Einstein attended various concerts and even tried to play it.</p> <p>Einstein and Nobel are two great minds whose legacies are as important today as ever. Albert Einstein had a strong connection to Switzerland. He studied in Aarau and Zürich, then researched in Bern before becoming a teacher at ETH in Zürich.</p> <p>CERN and the Swedish Embassy found that unconventional music performed by a Swiss (<a href="https://www.rolandbucher.ch/">Roland Bucher</a>) and a Swedish (<a href="https://www.henrikrylander.com/">Henrik Rylander</a>) artist in conversation with CERN scientists and musicians is an excellent way to celebrate Albert Einstein’s Nobel Prize anniversary. </p> <p>Talks about Einstein, music and physics given by Prof. Brian Foster (University of Oxford) and Dr. Piotr Traczyk (CERN) will be followed by music performances of invited artists and CERN scientists and musicians: Pippa Wells, Paula Collins, Chiara Mariotti and Angela Ricci.</p> <p><a class="bulletin" href="https://webcast.web.cern.ch/event/i1093427">Join the live webcast </a>from CERN's Globe of Science and Innovation on Wednesday 8 December at 1.30 p.m. and celebrate science with us.</p> <p>Programme and information: <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/1093427/">https://indico.cern.ch/event/1093427/</a></p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Mon, 11/22/2021 - 12:47</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-11-23T10:08:28Z">Tue, 11/23/2021 - 11:08</time> </div> </div> Mon, 22 Nov 2021 11:47:29 +0000 thortala 158337 at https://home.cern Stay safe and keep on pedalling https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/stay-safe-and-keep-pedalling <span>Stay safe and keep on pedalling</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Cycling to work is good for your health and the environment. Commuting to CERN by bike has been on the rise over the past years. As we enter the darker and colder months of the year, it is important to adapt and take additional precautionary measures when hitting the road.</p> <p>Did you know that, in France, wearing a safety vest is mandatory when cycling at night and when visibility is poor (due to fog, for example) outside urban areas? Wherever you live, as a cyclist, it is essential to be visible at all times by wearing high-visibility clothing and fitting out your bike with lights and reflectors.</p> <figure role="group"> <img alt="Bike safety" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="772e4de3-98c7-4aac-88d6-ba6e239931ce" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/thortala/Bike%20safety.png" width="1384" height="299" loading="lazy" /> <figcaption>A visibility vest helps you being seen from a greater distance </figcaption> </figure> <p>Whatever the season, it is strongly recommended to wear a helmet. For e-bikes that have a pedal assistance of 25 km/h or more, <a href="https://www.fedlex.admin.ch/eli/cc/1962/1364_1409_1420/fr#art_3_b">Swiss traffic regulations</a> make helmet-wearing mandatory. Remember that as a cyclist, you are subject to the same traffic rules as any other vehicle. Respect other road users’ priority at crossroads and remain wary of other vehicles’ blind spots.</p> <p>Vigilance and focus are key for road safety. For that reason, wearing earphones and headphones while riding a bike is forbidden in Switzerland and France.</p> <p><a href="https://lms.cern.ch/ekp/servlet/ekp?PX=N&amp;TEACHREVIEW=N&amp;CID=EKP000040487&amp;TX=FORMAT1&amp;LANGUAGE_TAG=en&amp;DECORATEPAGE=N">CERN offers an e-learning module on bike safety</a> with useful information on regulations and good practices. Taking the course is mandatory for anyone renting a CERN bike, and strongly recommended to anyone cycling on the Organization’s premises.</p> <p>If, despite observing the recommended practices, you are victim of an accident or a near miss, or if you encounter a dangerous situation on the CERN site, please do not forget to complete an <a class="bulletin" href="https://edh.cern.ch/Document/General/IncidentDeclaration">incident declaration</a>. These reports are used to improve safety at CERN, including road safety. By reporting an incident, you are helping to prevent similar occurrences and thus reduce the accident toll.</p> <p>Stay safe.</p> <p>_____________</p> <p>Useful links:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://lms.cern.ch/ekp/servlet/ekp?PX=N&amp;TEACHREVIEW=N&amp;PTX=&amp;CID=EKP000040487&amp;TX=FORMAT1&amp;LANGUAGE_TAG=en&amp;DECORATEPAGE=N">E-learning module on bike riding</a></li> <li><a href="https://admin-eguide.web.cern.ch/en/procedure/declaration-safety-incidents">Procedure for reporting accidents and near misses</a></li> <li><a href="https://smb-dep.web.cern.ch/en/Mobility/CERN_bikes_rental">CERN bike rental</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.securite-routiere.gouv.fr/chacun-son-mode-de-deplacement/a-velo/equipement-du-velo">Interactive tool for checking your bike equipment</a> (French only)</li> </ul> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Tue, 11/23/2021 - 10:01</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Byline</b></div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/authors/hse-unit" hreflang="en">HSE unit</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-11-23T08:58:56Z">Tue, 11/23/2021 - 09:58</time> </div> </div> Tue, 23 Nov 2021 09:01:50 +0000 thortala 158350 at https://home.cern End of 2021 festivities @ CERN https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/end-2021-festivities-cern <span>End of 2021 festivities @ CERN</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The festive season is around the corner, and many of you may wonder whether this can be marked at CERN.</p> <p>COVID <a href="https://hse.cern/alert-level/general-level-2-yellow">level 2 restrictions</a> are currently in force on site and, with the rate of infections increasing in the local area, the Enlarged Directorate (ED) has decided that end-of-year work team gatherings will not be authorised on site this year. While we all know how important end-of-year celebrations are for team spirit, a strict application of health-related measures remains key to keeping us all safe and reducing the risk of spreading the virus.</p> <p>Beyond the CERN site, the COVID-19 restrictions in the Host States allow social gatherings, while stipulating self-isolation for all participants of such events if one of them tests positive. That’s why the ED advises that working teams also avoid gatherings involving the whole team off the CERN site, as group self-isolation could seriously impact the work of the team. </p> <p>Whatever your plans, and whoever you choose to socialise with, make your gatherings as safe as they can be by taking advantage of CERN’s self-testing system, which is available at <a class="bulletin" href="https://hse.cern/content/covid-19-auto-testing-places">11 testing points</a> on site. Use the <a class="bulletin" href="https://plamed.web.cern.ch/">PLAMED platform</a> to sign up for your self-test. In the event of symptoms, please self-evaluate and self-declare on <a class="bulletin" href="https://tramed.web.cern.ch/">TRAMED</a>.</p> <p>Stay safe and enjoy the winter cheer.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/34041" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ccoman</span></span> <span>Mon, 11/22/2021 - 14:56</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-11-22T13:53:21Z">Mon, 11/22/2021 - 14:53</time> </div> </div> Mon, 22 Nov 2021 13:56:58 +0000 ccoman 158341 at https://home.cern 22 November to 9 December: road works on Route Bloch https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/22-november-9-december-road-works-route-bloch <span>22 November to 9 December: road works on Route Bloch</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>There will be works on Route Bloch from <strong>Monday 22 November 2021 at 8 a.m. until Friday 3 December at 5.30 p.m.</strong>, to allow for the installation of a new sewage disposal system.</p> <p>A detour will be set up via Routes Salam and Bakker.</p> <figure class="cds-image" id="CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-201-2"><a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-201-2" title="View on CDS"><img alt="home.cern,Civil Engineering and Infrastructure" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2021-201-2/file?size=large" /></a> <figcaption>Expected detours via Routes Salam and Bakker<span> (Image: CERN)</span></figcaption></figure> <p> </p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/34041" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ccoman</span></span> <span>Mon, 11/22/2021 - 13:55</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Byline</b></div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/authors/sce-department" hreflang="en">SCE department</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-11-22T12:50:45Z">Mon, 11/22/2021 - 13:50</time> </div> </div> Mon, 22 Nov 2021 12:55:19 +0000 ccoman 158339 at https://home.cern Greening "Black Friday": sale of the hotel’s former furniture https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/greening-black-friday-sale-hotels-former-furniture <span>Greening &quot;Black Friday&quot;: sale of the hotel’s former furniture</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The CERN community is invited to an exclusive sale of second-hand furniture, decorative items and equipment on <strong>Friday November 26 from 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. in building 133</strong>.</p> <p>The CERN hotel in building 38 has been completely renovated. Its former furnishings will go on sale on Friday, 26 November 2021 ("Black Friday").</p> <p>Don't miss this unprecedented sale organised by the Sales &amp; Recuperation Service and the CERN Hotel Management Team.</p> <p>This operation directly contributes to the recycling policy and sustainability to which our Organization is committed.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Mon, 11/22/2021 - 12:38</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Byline</b></div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/authors/sce-department" hreflang="en">SCE department</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-11-22T11:37:25Z">Mon, 11/22/2021 - 12:37</time> </div> </div> Mon, 22 Nov 2021 11:38:11 +0000 thortala 158336 at https://home.cern Join us at the CERN QTI workshop to get updated on the initiative and discuss future projects https://home.cern/news/announcement/computing/join-us-cern-qti-workshop-get-updated-initiative-and-discuss-future <span>Join us at the CERN QTI workshop to get updated on the initiative and discuss future projects</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>As a follow-up to the recently launched <a href="https://zenodo.org/record/5571809#.YZTNPdDMJPa">roadmap</a> of the <a href="https://quantum.cern/news/press-release/cern-quantum-technology-initiative-unveils-its-strategic-roadmap-shaping-cerns">CERN Quantum Technology Initiative</a>, the CERN QTI internal workshop will take place online on 10 December from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. (CET). The event is open to all members of the CERN community who are interested in discussing the state of the art of the initiative and future projects in:</p> <p>           - quantum computing and algorithms;</p> <p>           - quantum theory and simulation;</p> <p>           - quantum sensing, metrology and materials;</p> <p>           - quantum communication and networks.</p> <p>The upcoming workshop will review the ongoing CERN QTI projects and the recent progress achieved. The focus will be to expand CERN-wide collaboration across the Laboratory’s various activities, detail the resources currently available and provide a forum to discuss new ideas and projects.</p> <p>When registering, there will be an opportunity to submit an abstract for new project proposals for discussion at the workshop. We encourage people to get ready to present these during the event.</p> <p>To register for the session, please visit: <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/1098355/">https://indico.cern.ch/event/1098355/</a></p> <p>For more information about CERN QTI, please see our website, <a class="bulletin" href="https://quantum.cern/">quantum.cern</a>, subscribe to our monthly <a class="bulletin" href="https://quantum.cern/form/cern-qti-newsletter-subscribtion">newsletter</a> and follow us on <a class="bulletin" href="https://twitter.com/CERNquantum">Twitter</a> and <a class="bulletin" href="https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/cern-quantum-technology-initiative-cern-qti/?viewAsMember=true">LinkedIn</a>.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/34041" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ccoman</span></span> <span>Mon, 11/22/2021 - 12:29</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-11-22T11:28:22Z">Mon, 11/22/2021 - 12:28</time> </div> </div> Mon, 22 Nov 2021 11:29:32 +0000 ccoman 158335 at https://home.cern Alumni event on 9 December – "News from the lab: Challenges and perspectives for Target Systems of high-intensity and high-energy machines" https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/alumni-event-9-december-news-lab-challenges-and-perspectives-target-systems <span>Alumni event on 9 December – &quot;News from the lab: Challenges and perspectives for Target Systems of high-intensity and high-energy machines&quot;</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The latest edition of the "News from the Lab" event series will tackle the challenges faced by beam intercepting devices and will take place on Thursday 9 December from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.</p> <p>Marco Calviani and Cristina Bahamonde will discuss the material and production techniques R&amp;D required to face the ever increased operational demands of high-energy physics machines. Specific focus will be provided on Target Systems components, required to produce secondary particles for different applications. </p> <p>For more information on the talks and Zoom details, please register here: <a href="https://alumni.cern/events/70604">https://alumni.cern/events/70604</a></p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Mon, 11/22/2021 - 12:21</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-11-22T11:01:06Z">Mon, 11/22/2021 - 12:01</time> </div> </div> Mon, 22 Nov 2021 11:21:30 +0000 thortala 158334 at https://home.cern Springer book fair - 6 and 7 December 2021 [CANCELLED] https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/springer-book-fair-6-and-7-december-2021-cancelled <span>Springer book fair - 6 and 7 December 2021 [CANCELLED]</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Springer book fair will take place in the Main Building (bldg. 500) on the ground floor near the Restaurant 1 on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 December 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.</p> <p>New books from the publisher Springer will be on display and sale.</p> <p>The sale will take place in compliance with the Covid-19 protective measures, i.e.:</p> <p>- physical distancing </p> <p>- mask wearing </p> <p>- use of hand sanitiser before touching the books (sanitiser will be available)</p> <p>We look forward to seeing you!</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Fri, 11/19/2021 - 08:55</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-11-19T07:54:22Z">Fri, 11/19/2021 - 08:54</time> </div> </div> Fri, 19 Nov 2021 07:55:39 +0000 thortala 158323 at https://home.cern Fifth FCC physics workshop at the University of Liverpool, 7–11 February 2022 https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/fifth-fcc-physics-workshop-university-liverpool-7-11-february-2022 <span>Fifth FCC physics workshop at the University of Liverpool, 7–11 February 2022</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>For the first time since the launch of the FCC feasibility study, the FCC physics community will gather in hybrid format (in person and online) for the fifth FCC physics workshop, which will take place at the University of Liverpool from 7 to 11 February 2022.</p> <p>Registration and abstract submission are open on the <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/1066234/">Indico page of the workshop</a>, where you will also find details and references about the event.</p> <p>Up to 150 participants will be allowed on site on a “first registered, first served” basis in line with existing COVID-19 and social distancing protocols and recommendations. Remote participants will be able to attend all the plenary and parallel sessions via Zoom, while the poster session and all networking and social events will be for in-person participants only.</p> <p class="text-align-center"><a class="bulletin" href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/1066234/"><strong>Online registration on Indico</strong></a></p> <p> </p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Mon, 11/15/2021 - 09:48</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-11-15T08:47:15Z">Mon, 11/15/2021 - 09:47</time> </div> </div> Mon, 15 Nov 2021 08:48:19 +0000 thortala 158292 at https://home.cern Alumni event on 18 November – "News from the lab: The Difficult Balance between Academic Freedom, Industrial Installations and Cyber-Security" https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/alumni-event-18-november-news-lab-difficult-balance-between-academic-freedom <span>Alumni event on 18 November – &quot;News from the lab: The Difficult Balance between Academic Freedom, Industrial Installations and Cyber-Security&quot;</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The latest edition of the "News from the Lab" event series will tackle CERN's computer security challenges and will take place on Thursday 18 November from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.</p> <p>Stephan Lüders will outline CERN's business model developed to ensure the security of the Organization's vast and heterogeneous IT systems. He will present computer security incidents of the past and discuss the prevention, protection and detection mechanisms put in place to avoid any major impact on CERN's operation. The talk will be moderated by Hannah Short. </p> <p>For more information on the talks and Zoom details, please register here: <a href="https://alumni.cern/events/66049">https://alumni.cern/events/66049</a></p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Wed, 11/10/2021 - 12:17</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-pub-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field--label"><b>Publication Date</b></div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-11-10T11:09:26Z">Wed, 11/10/2021 - 12:09</time> </div> </div> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 11:17:07 +0000 thortala 158270 at https://home.cern