Announcements for CERN Community feed https://home.cern/ en New online EDH form will improve ticket handling and user experience https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/new-online-edh-form-will-improve-ticket-handling-and-user-experience <span>New online EDH form will improve ticket handling and user experience</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">FAP Department</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/13/2021 - 16:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>A new online <a class="bulletin" href="https://cern.service-now.com/service-portal/?id=sc_cat_item&amp;name=edh-request&amp;fe=EDH&amp;short_description=Desktop&amp;edh_user_vm=k8s-ais-prod-a-v18_edh-tomcat-prod_edh-tomcat-prod-tomcat-0">form</a> to report a technical issue in an EDH document or to submit a request (for information, access, a change, etc.) is now available. You can already use it by clicking the link at the bottom of any EDH document or screen (look out for “Create a ticket <a class="bulletin" href="https://cern.service-now.com/service-portal/?id=sc_cat_item&amp;name=edh-request&amp;fe=EDH&amp;short_description=Desktop&amp;edh_user_vm=k8s-ais-prod-a-v18_edh-tomcat-prod_edh-tomcat-prod-tomcat-0">here</a>”).</p> <p>When filling in the form, please make sure you select the correct option (choosing the appropriate category will speed up ticket processing) and provide detailed and accurate information (so your query is handled effectively). The built-in routing will ensure that your ticket is assigned directly to the right service – the service most likely to give you the answer you need.</p> <p>From now on, EDH-related questions should be submitted using this new <a href="https://cern.service-now.com/service-portal/?id=sc_cat_item&amp;name=edh-request&amp;fe=EDH&amp;short_description=Desktop&amp;edh_user_vm=k8s-ais-prod-a-v18_edh-tomcat-prod_edh-tomcat-prod-tomcat-0">form</a> rather than by e-mail.</p> <p>The updated form is the result of joint efforts by the Business Computing group (FAP-BC) and the different services involved in the business processes supported by EDH documents. They worked together to redistribute the responsibility for EDH support with the aim of speeding up and improving the quality of EDH ticket handling.  </p> </div> Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:14:12 +0000 thortala 156807 at https://home.cern Test of new internet firewall on 26 and 27 April https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/test-new-internet-firewall-26-and-27-april <span>Test of new internet firewall on 26 and 27 April </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/13/2021 - 16:02</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>As <a href="https://home.cern/news/news/computing/computer-security-cerns-new-first-line-defence">previously announced</a>, the CERN Computer Security team and the IT-CS Networking group are deploying a new internet-facing firewall. This firewall is scheduled to undergo several validation tests and will soon be checked with real CERN–internet traffic: on the morning of Monday, 26 April, access from the internet to the IT and computing services hosted in the CERN Data Centre will be moved to the new firewall (<a href="https://cern.service-now.com/service-portal?id=outage&amp;n=OTG0063324">OTG0063324</a>), and on the morning of the following day, access from the internet to the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) services hosted in the CERN Data Centre will also be moved to the firewall (<a href="https://cern.service-now.com/service-portal?id=outage&amp;n=OTG0063325">OTG0063325</a>).</p> <p>All tests will start at 7.30 a.m. and should be finished before 1.00 p.m. Established sessions in progress at the start and end times will be dropped and will have to be re-established, but the tests are otherwise expected to be transparent and should not cause any issues.<br /> However, in case of problems, users are invited to immediately contact the CERN service desk (<a href="mailto:service-desk@cern.ch">service-desk@cern.ch</a>, +41227677777) and open a ticket with the fourth-line Network Operations team.</p> </div> Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:02:34 +0000 thortala 156806 at https://home.cern Knowledge Transfer seminar – “FLASH radiation therapy: From biological research to a clinical facility” https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/knowledge-transfer-seminar-flash-radiation-therapy-biological-research <span>Knowledge Transfer seminar – “FLASH radiation therapy: From biological research to a clinical facility”</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:55</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><figure class="cds-video" id="CERN-VIDEO-2021-012-001"><div><iframe allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="450" src="//cds.cern.ch/video/CERN-VIDEO-2021-012-001" width="100%"></iframe></div></figure><p><a href="https://kt.cern">CERN’s Knowledge Transfer group</a> would like to invite you to a KT seminar on 26 April from 4 to 5 p.m. CET: “FLASH radiation therapy: From biological research to a clinical facility”.</p> <p>FLASH is a new highly promising radiation therapy modality that delivers treatment doses in sub-second timescales. A collaboration between CHUV and CERN is working towards the construction of a novel clinical facility based on CLIC technology capable of treating large, deep-seated tumours under FLASH conditions. The seminar will introduce the biological and clinical background and proceed to an introduction to the accelerator facility and status of the project.</p> <p>For more information, visit the <a class="bulletin" href="https://indico.cern.ch/e/flash">Indico page</a>.</p> <p><em>Knowledge transfer at CERN could not happen without the knowledge exchange between experts in science, technology and industry. The Knowledge Transfer (KT) seminars, launched in 2016, are a series of events designed to raise awareness about knowledge transfer at CERN and to showcase the diversity of applications of CERN know-how and technology in industry and the resulting positive impact on society. The seminars also aim to inspire a culture of entrepreneurship and to explore and spark interest in other KT-related topics of interest. For information about the next KT seminar, sign up to our </em><a href="http://cern.ch/go/F9cX"><em>e-group</em></a><em>.  </em></p> </div> Tue, 13 Apr 2021 07:55:47 +0000 thortala 156803 at https://home.cern INFIERI International Summer School 2021 | 23 August - 04 September, Madrid https://home.cern/news/announcement/physics/infieri-international-summer-school-2021-23-august-04-september-madrid <span>INFIERI International Summer School 2021 | 23 August - 04 September, Madrid</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/08/2021 - 10:24</span> Thu, 08 Apr 2021 08:24:19 +0000 anschaef 156773 at https://home.cern ADaMS: Access control app now available for mobiles https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/adams-access-control-app-now-available-mobiles <span>ADaMS: Access control app now available for mobiles</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/08/2021 - 08:44</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>A new phone app for ADaMS, CERN’s access control platform, is available online at <a href="https://cern.ch/adams-mobile">https://cern.ch/adams-mobile</a>. The app’s features allow you to check the status of your access requirements at any time – including when you’re standing in front of the access doors – and to solve potential issues right away, eliminating the need to return to your computer or call support.</p> <p>For this purpose, QR codes are on display at many access points around CERN: scanning a QR code with a mobile device will open a web app detailing your personal access situation for that specific point. If you don’t meet the requirements and access is denied, the app will suggest solutions, all on a self-service basis. These solutions include rerouting to the access request page and links to Safety Training, Dosimetry, IMPACT and other services.</p> <p>The app is the result of a collaboration between EN-AA (Access and Alarms) and EN-IM (Information Management), which pooled their resources to build it in under six months. Discussions and efforts are under way to develop the app further in order to, among other things, make it absorb some of functionalities of the CERN access card.</p> </div> Thu, 08 Apr 2021 06:44:35 +0000 thortala 156770 at https://home.cern Thematic CERN School of Computing – spring 2021 https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/thematic-cern-school-computing-spring-2021 <span>Thematic CERN School of Computing – spring 2021</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/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Wed, 03/31/2021 - 17:39</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The <strong>8th Thematic CERN School of Computing (tCSC spring 2021)</strong> will take place on June 14-18 in an <strong>online format</strong>.</p> <p>The <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/1017080/program">programme</a> will focus on the theme of <strong>Scientific Software for Heterogeneous Architectures</strong>, covering areas such as computer architectures, parallel and optimised software, and heterogeneous programming (CPU, GPU, HPC etc.).</p> <p>The School is aimed at postgraduate students, engineers and scientists with a few years' experience in particle physics, in computing, or in related fields. In order to allow us to offer the usual rich, personalised, interactive learning experience, the number of participants is limited to 40. Attendance is free of charge; however, the selected applicants will be required to participate actively in all School activities.</p> <p><strong>Applications are open until Friday 30 April. </strong></p> <p>For more information and to apply, please visit <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/e/tCSC-spring-2021">https://indico.cern.ch/e/tCSC-spring-2021</a></p> <p>(NB: We are planning a second edition of this Thematic CSC on October 11-15, 2021. Further details will be announced in summer 2021 via the usual channels, and on the <a href="https://csc.web.cern.ch/">CSC website</a>.)</p> </div> Wed, 31 Mar 2021 15:39:35 +0000 thortala 156750 at https://home.cern Registrations for the RI.Logistica online conference are open! https://home.cern/news/announcement/knowledge-sharing/registrations-rilogistica-online-conference-are-open <span>Registrations for the RI.Logistica online conference are open!</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Tue, 03/30/2021 - 10:30</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Register for the RI.Logistica conference today and be part of an unparalleled international forum that will <strong>impact how research infrastructures deal with logistics in the future</strong>.</p> <p>The RI.Logistica conference is an <strong>online event</strong> designed for research infrastructures (RIs), their users and collaborators, companies in the supply chain management, and governmental authorities to discuss all aspects of logistics critical for research facilities and laboratories. It will take place on <strong>19-20 May 2021</strong>.</p> <p>Whether you are a user office manager who coordinates the remote access of scientists, a professional working at a logistics company, a user of different RIs, an RI service provider, or staff responsible for the handling of deliveries at a research infrastructure, RI.Logistica is for you. You can check <strong>the programme and register on the event website <a class="bulletin" href="https://rilogistica.b2match.io/">here</a></strong>.</p> <p>The conference offers a unique opportunity to engage with and <strong>learn from supply chain experts who will share proven solutions</strong> that have allowed their businesses to streamline planning processes, harness data management software to automatise and track deliveries, and optimise cross-border transportation of goods that require customs clearance.</p> <p>The leading theme and <strong>primary goal of RI.Logistica is to help science get in place</strong>.</p> <p>The event aims to facilitate the <strong>transfer of know-how from the logistics industry to the RI landscape of Europe</strong> and establish a new forum for best practice exchange. By doing so, RI.Logistica will support research infrastructures in developing in-house expertise that will allow them to address any logistical challenge by building on well-established processes deployed and tested by the industrial world. In research, these challenges may vary from the shipment of tiny samples invisible to the naked eye, to transportation of vaccines under strict temperature conditions, and moving of giant scientific equipment across continents.</p> </div> Tue, 30 Mar 2021 08:30:51 +0000 anschaef 156742 at https://home.cern Life goes on during the pandemic. Blood donation too! https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/life-goes-during-pandemic-blood-donation-too <span>Life goes on during the pandemic. Blood donation too!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">The Medical Service</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Mon, 03/29/2021 - 10:51</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Every year, CERN organises several blood donation drives but, because of the pandemic, they’ve been suspended.</p> <p>France and Switzerland’s blood stocks are running low. There are still plenty of other opportunities to give blood in the Host States, even in the current circumstances. See below for blood donation venues near you.</p> <p>Whatever your blood type, your donation is more important than ever! If your blood type is O negative, i.e. you’re a universal donor, or if your blood type is A, like around 40% of the population, your donation would be especially helpful.</p> <p>Giving blood only takes an hour, including all the paperwork.</p> <p><strong>Because of the current pandemic, there are a few things you need to bear in mind before giving blood:</strong></p> <ul><li>You must be in good health and have no COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, cold, breathing difficulties);</li> <li>If you’re confirmed as having the coronavirus, you must wait one month after your symptoms have completely disappeared before giving blood;</li> <li>If you’ve been in close contact with someone who has the coronavirus, you must wait 14 days from the date of contact;</li> <li>If you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, you must wait 48 hours.</li> </ul><p>More generally, make sure that you’re eligible to give blood before going to the donation venue. Use the questionnaires at the links below to check your eligibility to give blood. You’ll then be asked the same questions in person when you go to donate:</p> <ul><li>In Switzerland: <a href="https://www.hug.ch/don-du-sang/puis-je-donner-mon-sang-test-ligne">https://www.hug.ch/don-du-sang/puis-je-donner-mon-sang-test-ligne</a></li> <li>In France: <a href="https://dondesang.efs.sante.fr/puis-je-donner   ">https://dondesang.efs. sante.fr/puis-je-donner   </a></li> </ul><p><strong>Special arrangements are in place to ensure that the necessary protective measures are followed and to guarantee the safety of donors, volunteers and staff during the COVID 19 pandemic. </strong></p> <p>If, during the two weeks after your blood donation, you develop coronavirus symptoms, you should immediately inform the blood donation service.</p> <p>If you have any questions, contact the CERN Medical Service: Medical.Service@cern.ch</p> <p>Give blood, save lives.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Giving blood in Switzerland:</strong> Appointments can be made by telephone on +41 (0)22 372 39 01 or online: <a href="https://www.hug-ge.ch/don-du-sang/rendez-vous-ligne">https://www.hug-ge.ch/don-du-sang/rendez-vous-ligne</a>.</p> <ul><li><strong>HUG Blood Transfusion Centre</strong><br /><em>Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7.30 a.m.-3.00 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.<br /> The first and third Saturday of each month, 8.30 a.m.-12 noon</em><br /> Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 6, 1205 Geneva<br />  </li> <li><strong>Salle communale in Petit-Lancy</strong><br /><em>Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 3.00-7.30 p.m. </em><br /> Avenue Louis Bertrand 7, 1213 Petit-Lancy<br />  </li> <li><strong>Salle des fêtes in Jussy </strong><br /><em>Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 3.00-8.00 p.m.</em><br /> Route de Jussy 312, 1254 Jussy<br />  </li> <li><strong>Salle de Gym, Complexe Communal in Satigny </strong><br /><em>Thursday, 6 May 2021, 3.00-7.30 p.m. </em><br /> Rampe de Choully 17, 1242 Satigny<br />  </li> <li><strong>Salle des fêtes in Vernier </strong><br /><em>Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 3.00-7.30 p.m. </em><br /> Route de Vernier 200, 1214 Vernier<br />  </li> <li><strong>Salle communale in Bernex </strong><br /><em>Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 1.30-8.00 p.m. </em><br /> Route d’Aire-la-ville 22, 1233 Bernex</li> </ul><p>If you have any other questions about blood donation in Switzerland, check out this website: <a href="https://www.hug-ge.ch/don-du-sang">https://www.hug-ge.ch/don-du-sang</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Giving blood in France: </strong>See below for the blood donation venues and dates. Mobile blood collection units also operate. You can find the various fixed and mobile venues and make an appointment <a class="bulletin" href="https://mon-rdv-dondesang.efs.sante.fr/collecte/liste/19?get_c_mobile=1&amp;region=17&amp;q=1&amp;date=&amp;lieu=&amp;nom=">at this link</a>.</p> <ul><li><strong>Salle du Levant in Ferney-Voltaire </strong><br /><em>Thursday, 8 April 2021, 2.30-7.30 p.m. </em><br /> Chemin de Collex, 01210 Ferney-Voltaire<br />  </li> <li><strong>Espace Perdtemps in Gex </strong><br /><em>Monday, 12 April 2021, 3.00-7.00 p.m.<br /> Reservation recommended: <a href="https://mon-rdv-dondesang.efs.sante.fr/ ">https://mon-rdv-dondesang.efs.sante.fr/ </a></em><br /> Avenue Perdtemps, 01170 Gex<br />  </li> <li><strong>Maison du don in Annemasse</strong><br /><em>Mondays, 8.30 a.m.-1.30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12.30-6.00 p.m. </em><br /> 1 Route de Tanninges, 74100 Annemasse</li> </ul><p>If you have any other questions about blood donation in France, check out this website: <a href="https://dondesang.efs.sante.fr/">https://dondesang.efs.sante.fr/</a>.</p> </div> Mon, 29 Mar 2021 08:51:10 +0000 anschaef 156738 at https://home.cern Training for the procurement of supplies and services at CERN – a new "à la carte" approach https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/training-procurement-supplies-and-services-cern-new-la-carte-approach <span>Training for the procurement of supplies and services at CERN – a new &quot;à la carte&quot; approach</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Wed, 03/24/2021 - 12:05</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>In order to support technical officers buying goods with high financial costs as fully as possible, the Procurement Service has reshaped its training programme and now offers a “Purchase of supplies greater than 200 kCHF” <em>à la carte</em> course, split into three independent sessions.</p> <p>These sessions are highly recommended for any technical officer in charge of a procurement project who has not already attended a face-to-face training course with the Procurement Service. They will help you navigate the six to nine-month process of buying materials as a technical officer, which can be broken down into three separate phases, each carried out in close collaboration with CERN’s Procurement Service:</p> <ul><li>Phase 1: The launch of the project, including the definition of a purchasing strategy, leading to the publication of a market survey and the selection of firms;</li> <li>Phase 2: The invitations to tender resulting from this market survey;</li> <li>Phase 3: The kick-off and subsequent monitoring of one or more contracts.</li> </ul><p>Each training module will be available every quarter, giving technical managers the opportunity to register according to their needs and as close as possible to their project schedule.</p> <p>A way to put your skills into practice immediately and in a targeted manner!</p> <p>In addition, the Procurement Service is expanding its training options by making available a new course for price enquiries of more than 50 kCHF. This two-hour course will cover the main aspects to be considered before embarking on a purchasing process, from strategy definition to good contract management practices.</p> <p>Finally, the one-day training module for the procurement and management of industrial service contracts will enable technical managers to deepen their knowledge and awareness of good practices for industrial service contracts on the CERN site. </p> <p>More information on the procurement training catalogue <a class="bulletin" href="https://lms.cern.ch/ekp/servlet/ekp?TX=STRUCTUREDCATALOG&amp;CAT=EKP000000471">here</a>.</p> <p>Individual courses can be accessed below:</p> <ul><li><a href="https://lms.cern.ch/ekp/servlet/ekp?PX=N&amp;TEACHREVIEW=N&amp;PTX=&amp;CID=EKP000043674&amp;TX=FORMAT1&amp;LANGUAGE_TAG=en&amp;DECORATEPAGE=N">Procurement of supplies greater than 200 kCHF – Module 1: Procurement Rules, Strategy and Market Survey</a></li> <li><a href="https://lms.cern.ch/ekp/servlet/ekp?PX=N&amp;TEACHREVIEW=N&amp;PTX=&amp;CID=EKP000043675&amp;TX=FORMAT1&amp;LANGUAGE_TAG=en&amp;DECORATEPAGE=N">Procurement of supplies greater than 200 kCHF – Module 2: Invitations to Tender</a></li> <li><a href="https://lms.cern.ch/ekp/servlet/ekp?PX=N&amp;TEACHREVIEW=N&amp;PTX=&amp;CID=EKP000043677&amp;TX=FORMAT1&amp;LANGUAGE_TAG=en&amp;DECORATEPAGE=N">Procurement of supplies greater than 200 kCHF – Module 3: Contract Management</a></li> <li><a href="https://lms.cern.ch/ekp/servlet/ekp?PX=N&amp;TEACHREVIEW=N&amp;PTX=&amp;CID=EKP000043678&amp;TX=FORMAT1&amp;LANGUAGE_TAG=en&amp;DECORATEPAGE=N">Price enquiries for supplies greater than 50 kCHF</a></li> <li><a href="https://lms.cern.ch/ekp/servlet/ekp?PX=N&amp;TEACHREVIEW=N&amp;PTX=&amp;CID=EKP000040913&amp;TX=FORMAT1&amp;LANGUAGE_TAG=en&amp;DECORATEPAGE=N">Industrial service contracts</a></li> </ul></div> Wed, 24 Mar 2021 11:05:43 +0000 thortala 156724 at https://home.cern CERN openlab talk: "The computing challenges faced by the high-energy physics community" – 25 March https://home.cern/news/announcement/computing/cern-openlab-talk-computing-challenges-faced-high-energy-physics <span>CERN openlab talk: &quot;The computing challenges faced by the high-energy physics community&quot; – 25 March </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Wed, 03/24/2021 - 10:43</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://app.swapcard.com/event/eurohpc-summit-week-2021">EuroHPC Summit Week</a> is currently taking place online. The event brings together the main stakeholders in high-performance computing (HPC) in Europe, including technology suppliers, those running major infrastructures, and HPC users – from both science and industry.</p> <p>Maria Girone, CERN openlab CTO, will give a keynote talk on Thursday 25 March about the computing challenges faced by the high-energy physics community (10:00-10:45 CET). The presentation is available to all who have signed up for the EuroHPC Summit Week, <a href="https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=559438&amp;">which is free of charge</a>.</p> <p>Girone’s presentation will summarise the unprecedented computing and data challenges posed by the ambitious upgrade programme for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The anticipated increase in the complexity of particle-collision events, as well the higher rate of data collection rate, will substantially outstrip the gains expected from technology evolution. Further increasing the efficiency of how we use the HPC facilities at our disposal could potentially address the resulting resource gap. Girone will discuss the identified common challenges for integrating HPC centres into the HEP computing ecosystem.</p> <p>_____</p> <p><em>More information on <a href="https://openlab.cern/high-energy-physics-and-high-performance-computing-european-projects-and-european-summit">the CERN openlab website</a>.</em></p> </div> Wed, 24 Mar 2021 09:43:10 +0000 anschaef 156721 at https://home.cern Join the audience for CERN Courier’s live webinar at 2 p.m. GMT on 31 March, presented by head of CERN openlab Alberto Di Meglio https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/join-audience-cern-couriers-live-webinar-2-pm-gmt-31-march-presented-head <span>Join the audience for CERN Courier’s live webinar at 2 p.m. GMT on 31 March, presented by head of CERN openlab Alberto Di Meglio</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Mon, 03/22/2021 - 17:18</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Quantum technologies have the potential to revolutionise science and society, but are still in their infancy. In recent years, the growing importance and the potential impact of quantum technology development has been highlighted by increasing investments in R&amp;D worldwide in both academia and industry.</p> <p>Cutting-edge research in quantum systems has been performed at CERN for many years to investigate open questions in particle physics. However, only recently, the different ongoing activities in quantum computing, sensing communications and theory have been brought under a common strategy to assess the potential impact on future CERN experiments.</p> <p>This webinar, hosted by CERN Courier in partnership with IOP Publishing, will introduce the new CERN Quantum Technology Initiative [[link to https://cerncourier.com/a/cern-and-quantum-technologies/], give an overview of the laboratory’s R&amp;D activities and plans in this field, and give examples of the potential impact on research. It will also touch upon the rich international network of activities and how CERN fosters research collaborations.</p> <p><strong>Register through the CERN Courier website:</strong> <a href="https://cerncourier.com/a/the-cern-quantum-technology-initiative/"><strong>https://cerncourier.com/a/the-cern-quantum-technology-initiative/</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Alberto Di Meglio </strong>is the head of CERN openlab in the IT department at CERN and co-ordinator of the CERN Quantum Technology Initiative. Alberto is an aerospace engineer (MEng) and electronic engineer (PhD) by education and has extensive experience in the design, development and deployment of distributed computing and data infrastructures and software services for both commercial and research applications.</p> <p>He joined CERN in 1998 as a data-centre systems engineer. In 2004, he took part in the early stages of development of the high-energy physics computing grid. From 2010 to 2013, Alberto was project director of the European Middleware Initiative, a project responsible for developing and maintaining most of the software services powering the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid.</p> <p>Since 2013, Alberto has been leading CERN openlab, a long-term initiative to organise public–private collaborative R&amp;D projects between CERN, academia and industry in ICT, computer and data science, covering many aspects of today’s technology, from heterogeneous architecture and distributed computing to AI and quantum technologies.</p></div> Mon, 22 Mar 2021 16:18:12 +0000 thortala 156701 at https://home.cern Online networking event with two engineering companies: DAES and Fagerström Industrikonsult - 26 March at 12 p.m. https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/online-networking-event-two-engineering-companies-daes-and-fagerstrom <span>Online networking event with two engineering companies: DAES and Fagerström Industrikonsult - 26 March at 12 p.m.</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Mon, 03/22/2021 - 11:57</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Join representatives from DAES-Geneva and Fagerström Industrikonsult to find out more about the companies, potential job opportunities and the skills and talents they are currently seeking. CERN Alumnus Cyril Kharoua, co-founder and associate director of DAES, will be speaking along with colleagues from both companies. </p> <p><strong>DAES</strong> is a Swiss engineering company experienced in complex technical projects and advanced engineering simulations. The company's team of engineers provides expertise and advanced skills for engineering studies in various domains from energy, watches, mobility, life sciences, industries to scientific facilities. </p> <p><strong>Fagerström Industrikonsult </strong>is a Swedish technical consultant company offering its own product portfolio. Its team of engineers and designers is involved in the Big Science market.<br /><br /> The event will start at 12:00 with a general presentation and will be followed by a Q&amp;A session. For more information including access to the conference room, <a href="https://alumni.cern/events/53583">visit the CERN Alumni website</a>.</p> </div> Mon, 22 Mar 2021 10:57:48 +0000 thortala 156698 at https://home.cern Join the 14th “Germany at CERN” industrial exhibition and discover the components of tomorrow https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/join-14th-germany-cern-industrial-exhibition-and-discover-components <span>Join the 14th “Germany at CERN” industrial exhibition and discover the components of tomorrow</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Fri, 03/19/2021 - 16:03</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Around 30 German companies will showcase highly innovative products and services to CERN scientists, engineers, technicians and procurement officials on the occasion of the “Germany at CERN” exhibition on 28 April 2021. The event is an opportunity for CERN staff and companies to exchange ideas, establish leads for future contracts and address the upcoming challenges at CERN.</p> <p>Everyone at CERN is welcome to attend the event, which will be opened by CERN Director-General Dr Fabiola Gianotti and Dr Volkmar Dietz, Deputy Director-General of the Large Facilities and Fundamental Research unit at the BMBF.</p> <p>The event consists of an information webinar aimed at the companies, followed by company presentations in an online exhibition. Individual video meetings between company representatives and CERN staff can be scheduled.</p> <p>For CERN staff interested in getting in touch with the exhibitors, additional information regarding the programme, the participants and their profiles will be available online shortly:</p> <ul><li><a href="https://germanycern.cern.b2match.io/">https://germanycern.cern.b2match.io/</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.bmbf.de/de/germany-at-cern-4902.html">https://www.bmbf.de/de/germany-at-cern-4902.html</a></li> </ul><p>If you are not a CERN contact person for the Industrial Days and wish to make appointments with the German companies, please send an email to <a href="mailto:germany-at-cern-contacts@cern.ch">germany-at-cern-contacts@cern.ch</a> in order to obtain an invitation.</p> <p>While the global situation has evolved since the last iteration, the purpose of the event remains unchanged: to expand the commercial relationship between CERN and leading companies in its Member States. Procurement is a fundamental aspect of CERN’s economic impact in its Member States and, conversely, advances in accelerators, detectors and computing are taking shape through successful commercial collaborations with a wide range of industries.</p> <p>Contact information:</p> <ul><li><strong>Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany</strong><br /> Division 713 – European Research Organizations<br /> D-53170 Bonn</li> </ul><p>Ms Elke Apelt<br /> Tel. +49-(0)228-9957-3444<br /> Email: <a href="mailto:GermanyAtCERN@bmbf.bund.de">GermanyAtCERN@ bmbf.bund.de</a></p> <ul><li><strong>German Industrial Liaison Officer</strong><br /> CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23</li> </ul><p>Dr Friedrich Haug<br /> Tel. +49 (176) 82380494<br /> Email: <a href="mailto:friedrich.haug@lo-desypt.de?body=">friedrich.haug@lo-desypt.de</a></p> </div> Fri, 19 Mar 2021 15:03:06 +0000 thortala 156687 at https://home.cern Training session: Finding Happiness in Patent Information Databases, 22-23 April https://home.cern/news/announcement/knowledge-sharing/training-session-finding-happiness-patent-information-databases <span>Training session: Finding Happiness in Patent Information Databases, 22-23 April </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Fri, 03/19/2021 - 14:38</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>CERN’s Knowledge Transfer group will be offering a training course on “Finding Happiness in Patent Information Databases”, tackling the anatomy of patents, patent information databases and their importance.</p> <p>The training course will be delivered on Zoom:<br />  22 April 9.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.<br />  23 April 9.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.</p> <p>Description of the course:</p> <ul><li>Brief introduction to knowledge transfer at CERN</li> <li>Fundamentals of intellectual property and patents</li> <li>Anatomy of a patent compared to scientific publication</li> <li>Patent classification</li> <li>Introduction to publicly accessible patent information databases</li> <li>Searching public-access patent information databases (Espacenet and Google Patents)</li> <li>Data analysis on patent information</li> </ul><p>If you are interested, please contact <a href="mailto:technical.management.training@cern.ch">technical.management.training@cern.ch</a> or sign up directly through the <a href="http://tinyurl.com/y647673x">CERN Training Catalogue</a>.</p> <p>This course is aimed at CERN personnel, but is also open to users and alumni.</p> </div> Fri, 19 Mar 2021 13:38:38 +0000 thortala 156686 at https://home.cern Volunteers needed for the Django Girls programming workshop https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/volunteers-needed-django-girls-programming-workshop <span>Volunteers needed for the Django Girls programming workshop</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Wed, 03/10/2021 - 11:09</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p><a href="https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/registration-open-online-programming-workshop-django-girls">CERN is organising a 100% virtual edition of Django Girls</a>, a programming workshop for women aged 15 and over, on the evening of Thursday, 22 April and all day on Saturday, 24 April.</p> <p>Coached by CERN tutors, the participants will learn how to create a blog and deploy it on the internet. The event will take place on Zoom in French and English. It is designed for total beginners. The goal of the workshop is to bring new people into technology, especially women, who are under-represented in this field.</p> <p><strong>Programme</strong>:</p> <ul><li>Thursday, 22 April 2021, 6 – 7.30 p.m.: Launch party</li> <li>Saturday, 24 April 2021, 9 a.m. – 4.15 p.m.: Workshop</li> </ul><p><strong>We are looking for volunteer coaches to facilitate the workshop</strong>. Each volunteer will coach a team of three participants.</p> <p><strong>Conditions</strong>:</p> <ul><li>Programming level: As a mentor, you will need to clearly explain the basics of concepts such as how the internet works and to present python, object-oriented programming, HTML and CSS. You do not need to have advanced knowledge; the most important requirement is to be able to explain programming to people without a technical background.</li> <li>Equipment needed: Computer, webcam, microphone and a stable internet connection.</li> <li>Schedule: You must be available for both the launch party and the workshop.</li> <li>Language: English or French.</li> <li>Reward: You will receive a Django Girls Geneva mug to show off during virtual coffee breaks.</li> <li>Briefing sessions: Volunteers must attend one of the two Zoom briefing sessions: <ul><li>In English: Thursday, 8 April 2021, 1.30 – 2.30 p.m.</li> <li>In French: Friday, 9 April 2021, 11 a.m. – 12 noon</li> </ul></li> </ul><p><strong>If the number of volunteers who register exceed our needs, we will give priority to women and IT experts.</strong></p> <p><strong>The registration deadline is 22 March</strong>. <a class="bulletin" href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/1007657/registrations/70067/">Complete the registration form here</a> and spread the word!<br /><br /> Full programme and more info on the event at <a href="https://djangogirls.org/geneva_fr/">https://djangogirls.org/geneva_fr/</a></p> <p>Thanks for your commitment!</p> </div> Wed, 10 Mar 2021 10:09:32 +0000 thortala 156645 at https://home.cern It’s time to sign up for the 2021 Bike to Work campaign https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/its-time-sign-2021-bike-work-campaign <span>It’s time to sign up for the 2021 Bike to Work campaign</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Tue, 03/09/2021 - 10:23</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>When working from home, the daily commute may not be at the top of your mind, but Bike to Work is back with a twist! Let’s make the 2021 event bigger than ever.</p> <p>With work being a hastily improvised home office for many of us, and the daily commute being just a few steps, it might seem strange to be talking of a Bike to Work campaign. But whether at CERN or in the office, cycling is good for you, and it’s good for the environment, so the organisers of the Swiss Bike to Work campaign have adapted this year’s event to the time of COVID-19.</p> <p>If you’re working from home, you can still take part, without unicycling around the kitchen or risking the mountain bike down the stairs. This year, if you’re working from home and you go out for a lunchtime ride, it counts for your team. CERN has signed up for the months of May and June, and the activity is open to teams of four. It’s time to form your teams and sign up. If you’re looking for a team, we can help match you up with others in the same position.</p> <p>Every participant will receive a specially designed cycling shirt, and there are prizes amounting to a total value of CHF 120 000 on offer too. Last year, CERN fielded the largest number of teams in French-speaking Switzerland, and was not far behind ETH Zurich. This year, let’s go one better!</p> <p>For full details and to sign up, go to the <a class="bulletin" href="https://www.biketowork.ch/en">Bike to Work website</a>.</p> </div> Tue, 09 Mar 2021 09:23:12 +0000 thortala 156634 at https://home.cern Vaccination campaign against the seasonal flu: would you like to get vaccinated at CERN? https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/vaccination-campaign-against-seasonal-flu-would-you-get-vaccinated-cern <span>Vaccination campaign against the seasonal flu: would you like to get vaccinated 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">CERN Medical Service</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Mon, 03/08/2021 - 12:52</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>In Autumn 2020, CERN offered a free vaccination campaign against the seasonal flu, open to anyone working on the CERN site.</p> <p>In 2021, CERN will again make this service available. CERN’s Medical Service has drafted a short survey (3 questions) to better assess the number of persons working on the CERN site who are interested in getting vaccinated against the seasonal flu in Autumn 2021. This information will allow the 2021 campaign to be planned better, notably to order the right number of vaccines to meet the demand.</p> <p>You can take the survey here (<strong>until 14 March</strong>): <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/1011664/surveys/2001 ">https://indico.cern.ch/event/1011664/surveys/2001 </a></p> <p>This survey is anonymous and no personal data will be collected.</p> <p>We thank you in advance for your contribution!</p> </div> Mon, 08 Mar 2021 11:52:52 +0000 anschaef 156625 at https://home.cern Inter-Parliamentary Union webinar: “Building bridges between science and parliamentarians for the good of society” – 17 March 2021, 2:30 p.m. https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/inter-parliamentary-union-webinar-building-bridges-between-science-and <span>Inter-Parliamentary Union webinar: “Building bridges between science and parliamentarians for the good of society” – 17 March 2021, 2:30 p.m.</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Fri, 03/05/2021 - 15:52</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Join the audience on 17 March from 2:30 to 4 p.m. for the “Building bridges between science and parliamentarians for the good of society” webinar. The event is hosted by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Geneva-based International Organisation of national parliaments.</p> <p>Parliamentarians, parliamentary staff, scientists and representatives of academic institutions are invited to attend this discussion, which will explore the issues of the connection between science and technology, the ethics in the use of science and technology and the importance of science for society and for peace. French and English interpretation will be available.</p> <p><em><a class="bulletin" href="https://www.ipu.org/event/building-bridges-between-science-and-parliamentarians-good-society">Visit the IPU website for more details and registration information</a>. </em></p> </div> Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:52:19 +0000 thortala 156616 at https://home.cern New access conditions for the Registration service (Building 55) https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/new-access-conditions-registration-service-building-55 <span>New access conditions for the Registration service (Building 55)</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">SCE department</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Thu, 03/04/2021 - 11:46</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Although the current teleworking measures substantially reduce the number of people present on the CERN sites, many services must remain accessible to the public in order to keep the Organization running smoothly. The Registration service (Building 55) is one of the most highly frequented services during the ongoing pandemic and we must do all we can to ensure the safety of those who work there and visit the building. </p> <p>In order to control access to the various services available in Building 55 to the greatest possible extent, the following measures were introduced on 1 March:</p> <ul><li>Access conditions: the opening hours have been modified. People authorised to work on the CERN sites may go to Building 55 at any time during <a href="https://smb-dep.web.cern.ch/content/service-enregistrement">opening hours</a>. For everyone else, <strong>Building 55 is accessible from 11 a.m. onwards</strong>.</li> <li>A digital “stop and go” display tells visitors whether they can proceed to the desired floor immediately or must wait a few moments. This regulates the number of visitors accessing the various services and makes it easier for the required distance between people to be maintained. This visitor flow regulation system complements the measures that were already in place (provision of hydroalcoholic gel, signage, floor markings and the take-a-number system) and ensures that services can continue to be provided in the best possible conditions.</li> </ul><p>We count on each and every one of you to comply with the new access conditions in order to maintain a very high level of safety and protect the health of everyone.</p> </div> Thu, 04 Mar 2021 10:46:53 +0000 thortala 156609 at https://home.cern Registration is open for the online programming workshop Django Girls https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/registration-open-online-programming-workshop-django-girls <span> Registration is open for the online programming workshop Django Girls</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Mon, 03/01/2021 - 14:08</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>CERN is organising a 100% virtual edition of Django Girls, a programming workshop for women aged 15 and over. The workshop will take place on the evening of Thursday, 22 April and all day on Saturday, 24 April. Coached by CERN tutors, the participants will learn how to create a blog and deploy it on the internet. The event will happen via videoconference.</p> <p>The workshop is designed for total beginners, so no programming background is needed. The goal of Django Girls is to bring new people into technology, especially women, who are under-represented in this field. Men may apply, but female candidates will have priority.</p> <p>This event is being organised as part of the International Day of Girls in ICT, by three CERN teams: the <a href="https://wit-hub.web.cern.ch">Women in Technology community</a>, the <a href="https://visit.cern">Visits and Events Operation section</a>, and the <a href="https://readthedocs.web.cern.ch/display/CMC/">Microclub</a>.</p> <p>Discover the full event programme and the registration conditions at <a href="https://djangogirls.org/geneva_fr/">https://djangogirls.org/geneva_fr/</a></p> </div> Mon, 01 Mar 2021 13:08:05 +0000 thortala 156589 at https://home.cern