Announcements for CERN Community feed https://home.cern/ en Apply now for ISOTDAQ 2021 https://home.cern/news/announcement/experiments/apply-now-isotdaq-2021 <span>Apply now for ISOTDAQ 2021</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Mon, 08/10/2020 - 10:52</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The 12th International School of Trigger and Data Acquisition (<a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/928767/">ISOTDAQ</a>) will introduce those with an education in physics, engineering or computing (ranging from undergrads to postdocs) to the arts and crafts of triggering and acquiring data for physics experiments. The school will be held from 10th - 19th February 2021, at INFN &amp; DFA “E. Majorana” in Catania, Italy.</p> <p>The school will provide an up-to-date overview of the basic instruments and methodologies used in high-energy physics, spanning from small experiments in the lab to the gigantic LHC experiments, presenting the main building blocks, as well as the different solutions and architectures at different levels of complexity.</p> <p>The main topics of the school include the basics of Data Acquisition (DAQ) programming concepts (e.g. threaded programming, data storage, networking, I/O programming, FPGA programming), hardware bus systems (VMEbus, PCIe, MicroTCA), basic Trigger Logic and Hardware (NIM) as well as intelligent trigger systems based on Associative Memories and GPUs. PC based readout and trigger design will also be covered with reviews of modern TDAQ systems from LHC and fixed target experiments.</p> <p>The school consists of 50% lectures (given mainly by physicists and engineers working daily on complex TDAQ systems) and 50% of practical exercises where students will be able to work in small groups on a wide variety of electronics components of TDAQ systems. The main aim of the school is to provide students with a wide but introductory level of the TDAQ domain. It will also be of interest to students from other research domains such as astrophysics or nuclear physics.</p> <p>Please find more information (including application instructions) at our website: <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/e/isotdaq2021">https://indico.cern.ch/e/isotdaq2021</a>.</p> <p><strong>Application deadline is November 1st, 2020.</strong></p> <p>E-mail: isotdaq.schools@cern.ch</p> </div> Mon, 10 Aug 2020 08:52:18 +0000 anschaef 155505 at https://home.cern Submit your project to the CERN Knowledge Transfer Fund and the Medical Applications Budget https://home.cern/news/announcement/knowledge-sharing/submit-your-project-cern-knowledge-transfer-fund-and-medical <span>Submit your project to the CERN Knowledge Transfer Fund and the Medical Applications Budget</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Wed, 07/22/2020 - 11:05</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The CERN Knowledge Transfer (KT) Fund and the Medical Applications (MA) Budget are funding projects based on CERN technologies with high potential for a positive impact on society. Over the years, the projects funded have spanned many technological fields and applications, from aerospace and superconductivity to cultural heritage.</p> <p>Since 2011, 89 projects have been funded, with each project receiving between 15 and 240 kCHF. In order to be considered, a project should be based on CERN technologies, it should have the approval of the department head, and the department should undertake to cover the full salaries of the employed members of the personnel who receive funding.</p> <p>All CERN personnel are welcome to submit their applications before 24 August 2020. If your technology has the potential for applications in medical or biomedical technologies, you should apply for funding from the CERN Medical Applications Budget and present your project at one of the Medical Applications Project Forum meetings (the next one is on 19 August).</p> <p>_____</p> <p><em>Read more about how to apply for funding here:</em></p> <ul><li><em>CERN KT Fund: <a href="https://kt.cern/funding/kt-fund/selection-process">https://kt.cern/funding/kt-fund/selection-process</a></em></li> <li><em>CERN Medical Applications Budget: <a href="https://kt.cern/funding/medtech/ma-budget">https://kt.cern/funding/medtech/ma-budget</a></em></li> </ul></div> Wed, 22 Jul 2020 09:05:59 +0000 thortala 155432 at https://home.cern Suspension of the CERN car-sharing service https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/suspension-cern-car-sharing-service <span>Suspension of the CERN car-sharing service</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 Mobility Services</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Wed, 07/08/2020 - 14:55</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>CERN’s car-sharing service remains suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.</p> <p>We are taking advantage of this suspension to change service provider. Mobility.ch will therefore no longer operate this service on CERN’s behalf. We hope to be able to improve the range of services we offer in order to better meet your expectations.</p> <p>Thank you for your understanding.</p> </div> Wed, 08 Jul 2020 12:55:59 +0000 anschaef 155366 at https://home.cern 30 July: Annual diesel generators tests https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/30-july-annual-diesel-generators-tests <span>30 July: Annual diesel generators tests</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">EN-EL group</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Mon, 07/20/2020 - 10:31</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>CERN safety network, the annual diesel generators tests of the Meyrin site, SPS, Prévessin, North Area, LHC1 to LHC8 and LHC1.8, are planned <strong>on Thursday 30 July 2020 from 6:00 am to 6:30 am</strong>.</p> <p>Electrical power cut of the networks Normal, General Services, Stable (18 kV, 3.3 kV, 230 V, 400 V) on the Meyrin site, SPS, Prévessin, North Area, LHC1 to LHC8 and LHC 1.8. The EN-EL Group recommends that you turn off your critical equipment and computer equipment.</p> <p>For any further information, please refer to the <em>"note de coupure"</em>: <a href="https://impact.cern.ch/impact/secure/pdfTemplate/ndc/EN-EL-NdC-156479-3">https://impact.cern.ch/impact/secure/ pdf Template/ndc/EN-EL-NdC-156479-3</a>.</p> </div> Mon, 20 Jul 2020 08:31:22 +0000 anschaef 155422 at https://home.cern Share your experience about two-factor authentication https://home.cern/news/announcement/computing/share-your-experience-about-two-factor-authentication <span>Share your experience about two-factor authentication </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/146" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">cmenard</span></span> <span>Tue, 07/07/2020 - 14:25</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>As mentioned in <a href="https://home.cern/news/news/computing/computer-security-new-single-sign">a Computer Security <em>Bulletin</em> article</a>, you will gradually start seeing a new web page when you log in to CERN websites. Perhaps you’ve noticed it already? If not, you certainly will over the coming months! The new login page has a more modern look and feel, and is able to support a wider range of services than the previous system. You can see the new login page by accessing <a href="https://newdle.cern.ch">newdle.cern.ch</a>, <a href="cern.zoom.us">https://cern.zoom.us</a> or one of the other many services that have already made the switch. It is the most visible part of many changes that are being made to the identity management system as part of <a href="https://cern.ch/malt">the MALT project</a>. CERN’s identity management system is responsible for managing your computing accounts and granting you access to the thousands of online services available to CERN users.</p> <figure><a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-079-3"><img alt="home.cern" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-079-3/file?size=large" /></a> <figcaption>Most websites and services offer multiple ways to log in, including two-factor authentication (cf. red box), letting the user decide on the preferred solution</figcaption></figure><p><br /> Although most of CERN’s services allow you to log in with your username and password, others require an even higher level of security. Two-factor authentication means that you provide an additional proof that shows you are truly the account owner, and haven’t been hacked! You can read more about two-factor authentication in <a href="https://home.cern/news/news/computing/computer-security-second-factor-rescue">a Computer Security <em>Bulletin</em> article</a>. Any CERN account holder can enable two-factor authentication for themselves in the new login page by using a One-time-password application (which will display a code on your phone that is valid for one login session only), or by using a hardware token such as a Yubikey (<a class="bulletin" href="https://cern.service-now.com/nav_to.do?uri=%2Fkb_view.do%3Fsysparm_article%3DKB0006587">a guide is available here</a>): you will still have the choice to authenticate the way you prefer for websites and services for which two-factor authentication is not mandatory but will be ready to connect to the ones requiring this level of security.</p> <p>We are looking for your feedback on two-factor authentication, to make it as user-friendly as possible – please take a minute <a class="bulletin" href="https://cda-surveys.web.cern.ch/form/2nd-factor-authentication-prefer">to fill in our survey</a> before the end of July!</p> <figure class="cds-image" id="CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-079-4"><a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-079-4" title="View on CDS"><img alt="home.cern" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-079-4/file?size=large" /></a> <figcaption>The services that require two-factor only offer a single choice for authentication</figcaption></figure><p><br /><em>_____</em></p> <p><em>For regular updates on your computing environment, please check the </em><a href="https://computing-blog.web.cern.ch/"><em>CERN computing blog</em></a><em> (sign-in to access). To receive automatic monthly updates, </em><a href="https://e-groups.cern.ch/e-groups/EgroupsSubscription.do?egroupName=computing-blog-update"><em>subscribe to the computing-blog-update e-group</em></a>.</p> </div> Tue, 07 Jul 2020 12:25:45 +0000 cmenard 155356 at https://home.cern European Strategy and restart: the answers to your questions https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/european-strategy-and-restart-answers-your-questions <span>European Strategy and restart: the answers to your questions</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/146" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">cmenard</span></span> <span>Tue, 07/07/2020 - 12:02</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>On Monday, 29 June, the Director-General and the Director for Accelerators and Technology presented to the CERN community the conclusions of the June Council and the plan for LS2 and restart of the accelerators. In particular, Fabiola Gianotti elaborated on the recently approved <a href="https://home.cern/news/news/physics/particle-physicists-update-strategy-future-field-europe">update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics</a>. Members of CERN management answered many questions on the strategy, the resumption of on-site activities, measures taken against COVID-19, teleworking, annual leave donations, etc.</p> <p>You can consult the presentations and watch the recording of the meeting on the <a class="bulletin" href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/932053/">Indico page</a>.</p> </div> Tue, 07 Jul 2020 10:02:20 +0000 cmenard 155354 at https://home.cern 21-22 July: emergency stop tests – PS and Booster areas https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/21-22-july-emergency-stop-tests-ps-and-booster-areas <span>21-22 July: emergency stop tests – PS and Booster areas</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">EN-EL group</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Thu, 07/16/2020 - 10:34</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The emergency stop tests of <strong>the PS and Booster areas</strong> on the Meyrin site are planned from <strong>Tuesday 21 July at 7:30 am to Wednesday 22 July at 10:00 pm</strong>.</p> <p>Frequent power cuts will occur on the Meyrin site (PS and Booster areas). The EN-EL group recommends that you turn off all your critical equipment and computer equipment.</p> <p>For further information, please refer to the <em>"note de coupure"</em>: <a href="https://impact.cern.ch/impact/secure/pdfTemplate/ndc/EN-EL-NdC-156836-2">https://impact.cern.ch/impact/secure/ pdfTemplate/ndc/EN-EL-NdC-156836-2</a>.</p> <p>See the map of the Meyrin site showing buildings affected by these power cuts: <a href="https://edms.cern.ch/ui/file/2397209/1/EN-EL-NdC-156836-PLAN.pdf">https://edms.cern.ch/ui/file/2397209/1/EN-EL-NdC-156836-PLAN.pdf</a>.</p> <p>Thank you for your understanding.</p> </div> Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:34:28 +0000 anschaef 155405 at https://home.cern Another agreement facilitating open-access publishing for CERN-affiliated authors https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/another-agreement-facilitating-open-access-publishing-cern-affiliated <span>Another agreement facilitating open-access publishing for CERN-affiliated authors</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 Library</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Mon, 07/06/2020 - 14:54</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Thanks to CERN’s partnership with the <a href="https://consortium.ch/">Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries</a>, our community can now benefit from a new Publish-and-read deal with Springer Nature. This agreement has been negotiated by <a href="https://www.swissuniversities.ch/fr/">SwissUniversities</a>, in collaboration with the consortium. With this new contract, all research articles with corresponding authors who have a primary or secondary affiliation to CERN can now be published in <a href="https://consortium.ch/springer_titlelist_publication">Springer’s hybrid journals</a> with no barriers and article publication charges (APCs) paid centrally. In addition, CERN readers can freely access content from all <a href="https://link.springer.com/">Springer journals</a> that is otherwise behind paywalls.</p> <p>This is the CERN Scientific Information Service’s second such contract in 2020, after the <a href="https://home.cern/news/news/knowledge-sharing/more-open-access-cern-authors-new-agreement">IOP agreement</a> signed in May, and more are expected in the near future.</p> <p>Through such deals with publishers, the CERN-affiliation of the corresponding author is recognised during the submission and the publications are automatically made open-access. However, CERN SIS needs <a href="mailto:open-access-questions@cern.ch">to be informed</a> before submissions of articles in case the corresponding author is not affiliated with CERN, or when authors want to submit articles to other journals than those <a href="https://consortium.ch/springer_titlelist_publication">covered by this agreement</a>.</p> <p>Please send any question to open-access-questions@cern.ch</p> <p>_____</p> <p><em>See <a href="https://www.swissuniversities.ch/fr/actualite/communiques-de-presse/swissuniversities-et-springer-nature-concluent-un-nouvel-accord-open-access">the official communication from SwissUniversities</a>. <br /> The full agreement is available <a href="https://consortium.ch/wp_live/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Springer_agreement_2020-2022.pdf">on the Swiss Consortium of Academic Libraries website</a></em>.</p> </div> Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:54:10 +0000 anschaef 155344 at https://home.cern 9 July: the CERN Mobility Centre relocates temporarily https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/9-july-cern-mobility-centre-relocates-temporarily <span>9 July: the CERN Mobility Centre relocates temporarily</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 Mobility Services</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Mon, 07/06/2020 - 11:18</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Please note that the CERN mobility Centre will remain closed on 9 July (Thursday).</p> <p>It will reopen temporarily on 10 July (Friday) at the Mobility Workshop (building 130, next to the CERN Medical Centre), where a temporary reception area will offer all the usual mobility services.</p> <p>The Mobility Centre will open at its new permanent location at the beginning of September, in a dedicate building near Entrance A (Route Bohr).</p> <figure class="cds-image" id="CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-077-1"><a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-077-1" title="View on CDS"><img alt="home.cern,Sites and Aerial Views" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-077-1/file?size=large" /></a></figure><p><br /><strong>Bike rental</strong>: For any bike rental or return, go directly to the Mobility Workshop (building 130). </p> <p><strong>CERN car rental</strong>: Call 72042 (+41 22 767 2042). To pick-up or return a CERN car, a representative from the Mobility Centre will join you at the Globe car park to check the car, sign the rental contract and hand over or collect the keys.</p> <p>Thank you for your understanding.</p> </div> Mon, 06 Jul 2020 09:18:59 +0000 anschaef 155340 at https://home.cern CERN Accelerator School: Mechanical Materials Engineering | 2 - 14 November 2020 https://home.cern/news/announcement/accelerators/cern-accelerator-school-mechanical-materials-engineering-2-14 <span>CERN Accelerator School: Mechanical Materials Engineering | 2 - 14 November 2020</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 Accelerator School</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:50</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Registration is now open for the CERN Accelerator School’s course on Mechanical Materials Engineering for Particle Accelerators and Detectors, 2 – 14 November 2020, Sint-Michielsgestel, Holland. </p> <p>For the first time in the history of the CERN Accelerator School, a course on Mechanical engineering is organised. The focus of the course will be to orient mechanical engineers from their general knowledge obtained during their past education to techniques and solutions, which are specific for accelerator applications. In the mornings, a complete lecture programme is foreseen, covering a wide range of mechanical engineering aspects. These lectures are complemented by a series of application reports in the field of accelerators. In the afternoons four blocks of so-called “hands-on” experiments are foreseen, during which the students will be guided to do practical work including visits of professional companies close by.</p> <p>Since a student without prior knowledge of mechanical engineering will not be able to follow the course, we have prepared a self-evaluation test on our website. We kindly ask every interested student to exercise this test and apply only for the course if a sufficient high score is obtained in the test.</p> <p>For more information and application, please visit the school website: <a href="https://cas.web.cern.ch/schools/sint-michielsgestel-2020">https://cas.web.cern.ch/schools/sint-michielsgestel-2020</a>.</p> </div> Tue, 30 Jun 2020 09:50:07 +0000 anschaef 155297 at https://home.cern Entrance A: return to normal opening hours https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/entrance-return-normal-opening-hours <span>Entrance A: return to normal opening hours</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 SMB department</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:29</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Please note that from Wednesday, 1 July, Entrance A of the Meyrin site (Route Bohr) will be open at the usual hours, i.e. from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.</p> </div> Tue, 30 Jun 2020 09:29:40 +0000 anschaef 155296 at https://home.cern eBooks for all! https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/ebooks-all <span>eBooks for all!</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 Library</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Fri, 06/26/2020 - 09:49</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>An important role of public libraries is to ensure free access to knowledge for anyone. The open access movement, in the beginning focusing on free and unrestricted access to journals, has recently expanded its efforts to also opening up books. Already for journals, CERN took a leading role for open access in our discipline and has now also put increasing focus on textbooks and monographs.</p> <p>CERN has over the last years been experimenting with open access books, based on experience gained from the CERN Report series, better known as Yellow Reports, which the Organization has published openly on the Internet since the mid 1990s. One of the first open access titles, sponsored by CERN, was “<a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17545-4">Melting hadrons, boiling quarks: from Hagedorn temperature to ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions at CERN</a>” (Springer) by Jan Rafelski. In spite of being some sort of a “niche” title, the book enjoys a tremendous popularity. Since it was published, close to 130’000 chapter downloads have been recorded, a record number compared to any book of this type.</p> <p>In conjunction with the 60th anniversary of CERN,<a href="https://cds.cern.ch/search?ln=en&amp;sc=1&amp;p=001%3A2210375+or+001%3A1995533+or+001%3A2219700&amp;action_search=Search&amp;op1=a&amp;m1=a&amp;p1=&amp;f1=&amp;c=Articles+%26+Preprints&amp;c=Books+%26+Proceedings&amp;c=Presentations+%26+Talks&amp;c=Periodicals+%26+Progress+Reports&amp;c=Multimedia+%26+Outreach"> three open access books were published by World Scientific</a>. These books constitute a valuable resource for any teacher or student interested in particle and accelerator physics.</p> <p>To test other business models for open access books, the CERN Library has recently worked with the open access platform <a href="https://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/">Knowledge Unlatched</a> to open up two popular books in the field of accelerator physics, both becoming available open access in November 2019:</p> <ul><li>“<a href="http://oapen.org/search?identifier=1006501">Measurement and control of charged particle beams</a>” (Springer) by Minty, Michiko G; Zimmermann, Frank</li> <li>“<a href="http://oapen.org/search?identifier=1006502">Particle accelerator physics - 4th ed.</a>” (Springer) by Wiedemann, Helmut.</li> </ul><p>Online Open Access to the books listed above has been financed by CERN, but if laboratories and universities collaborate one can achieve even more. One such example is the recent biography of accelerator physicist Rolf Widerøe “<a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26338-6">Obsessed by a Dream</a>” by Aashild Sørheim, originally published in Norwegian. Translated open access editions in English and German will be published by Springer, financed by a collaboration of European and US laboratories, coordinated by CERN.</p> <p>Persuaded of the importance of opening up relevant, high-quality books in particle physics and related areas, the Sponsoring Consortium for Particle Physics Publishing (<a href="https://scoap3.org/">SCOAP<sup>3</sup></a>), yet the largest open access collaboration, hosted at CERN, is now looking into a more systematic approach to support open access books.</p> <p>There are several new open access books in the pipeline, and book projects obviously tend to span over a lengthy period of time. However, the volume 3 of the long-awaited “<a href="https://www.springer.com/series/16489">Particle Physics Reference Library</a>” (<a href="https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-34245-6">Accelerators and Colliders</a>) has just been published and the 2 other volumes are expected to appear in a few months (Vol. 1 Theory and experiments ; Vol. 2 Detectors for particles and radiation). This publication includes many CERN contributions and is edited by Herwig Schopper, Chris Fabjan and Steve Myers.</p> <p>Open access books selected by the CERN Library are available via <a href="https://cds.cern.ch/search?ln=en&amp;cc=Books&amp;p=536__r%3A%22Open+Access%22&amp;rg=150">the Library catalogue</a>.</p> <p>CERN authors who have manuscripts in their drawers or already work with a publisher are invited to <a href="mailto:open-access-questions@cern.ch">contact the Scientific Information Service</a> to explore the possibilities for publishing open access.</p> </div> Fri, 26 Jun 2020 07:49:14 +0000 anschaef 155115 at https://home.cern 30 June – 3 July: only one traffic lane on Route Jentschke https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/30-june-3-july-only-one-traffic-lane-route-jentschke <span>30 June – 3 July: only one traffic lane on Route Jentschke</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 SMB department</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Mon, 06/29/2020 - 15:37</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Please note that, due to construction work, Route Jentschke Road, near building 599, will have only one traffic lane from Tuesday, 30 June, to Friday, 3 July.</p> <p><strong>Speed will be limited to 30 km/h</strong> in that zone and vehicles must pass based on priority of direction (no alternating lights).</p> <p>Thank you for your understanding.</p> </div> Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:37:46 +0000 anschaef 155124 at https://home.cern Blood donation: an essential act of solidarity https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/blood-donation-essential-act-solidarity <span>Blood donation: an essential act of solidarity</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>Wed, 06/24/2020 - 10:08</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Every year, CERN hosts several blood donation sessions. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the next session, which was scheduled for 14 and 15 July, will not be able to take place.</p> <p>However, please note that other options are available to blood donors: remember that giving blood save lives!</p> <p>Before donating blood, you must make sure:</p> <ul><li>that you are in good health and have no COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, cold, breathing difficulties);</li> <li>that you meet the conditions required to give blood. The following questionnaires are designed to allow you to determine whether you can do so in principle, but only the pre-donation conversation with the nurse or doctor on the day can confirm your eligibility:</li> </ul><p>- In Switzerland: <a href="https://www.hug-ge.ch/sites/interhug/files/structures/don_du_sang/fra-qmed-0220-41fo0210v4_0.pdf">https://www.hug-ge.ch/sites/interhug/files/structures/don_du_sang/fra-qmed-0220-41fo0210v4_0.pdf</a><br /> - In France: <a href="https://dondesang.efs.sante.fr/puis-je-donner ">https://dondesang.efs.sante.fr/puis-je-donner </a></p> <p> </p> <p>Where can I donate blood over the summer?</p> <p><strong>If you live in Switzerland:</strong></p> <ul><li><strong>HUG Blood Transfusion Centre</strong><br /> Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.<br /> The first and third Saturday of each month from 8.30 a.m. to 12 noon<br /> Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 6<br /> 1205 Geneva<br /> Fifth floor<br /><br /> 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>.</li> </ul><p>If you have more questions about blood donation in Switzerland, see this website: <a href="https://www.hug-ge.ch/don-du-sang">https://www.hug-ge.ch/don-du-sang</a>.</p> <p><strong>If you live in France, you can attend the following sessions without an appointment:</strong></p> <ul><li><strong><em>Salle des fêtes</em> in Thoiry</strong><br /> Rue des Cyprès, 01710 Thoiry<br /> Wednesday, 1 July from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.<br />  </li> <li><strong><em>Salle du levant</em> in Ferney-Voltaire</strong><br /> Chemin de Collex, 01210 Ferney-Voltaire<br /> Thursday, 2 July from 2.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.<br />  </li> <li><strong>The Vidolet sports centre in Cessy</strong><br /> Chemin des écoliers, 01170 Cessy<br /> Monday, 6 July from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.<br />  </li> <li><strong><em>Salle des fêtes</em> in St-Nizier-le-Bouchoux </strong><br /> 136, Route de Saint-Julien, 01560 St-Nizier-le-Bouchoux<br /> Friday, 3 July from 3.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.<br />  </li> <li><strong><em>L'Arande</em> in St-Julien en Genevois</strong><br /> 24, Grande rue, 74160 St-Julien en Genevois<br /> Thursday, 23 July from 4.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.<br />  </li> <li><strong><em>L’Ellipse</em> cultural centre in Viry</strong><br /> 140, Rue Villa Mary, 74580 Viry<br /> Wednesday, 29 July from 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.<br />  </li> <li><strong><em>Maison du don</em> in Annemasse</strong><br /> 1, route de Taninges<br /> Mondays from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.<br /> Tuesdays from 12.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.<br />  </li> <li><strong><em>Maison du don</em> in Metz-Tessy</strong><br /> 2, chemin des Croiselets<br /> Mondays from 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.<br /> Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.<br /> Thursdays from 2.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.<br /> Saturdays from 8.00 a.m. to 12 noon</li> </ul><p>If you have more questions about blood donation in France (e.g. about where donation sessions are taking place in August), see this website: <a href="https://dondesang.efs.sante.fr/">https://dondesang.efs.sante.fr/</a>.</p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Special measures have been implemented to ensure that the necessary protective measures are respected and to guarantee the safety of donors, volunteers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.</strong></p> </div> Wed, 24 Jun 2020 08:08:35 +0000 anschaef 155107 at https://home.cern CERN fixed and mobile lines will not be able to reach some Swiss phone numbers and telecom services as of 29 June https://home.cern/news/announcement/computing/cern-fixed-and-mobile-lines-will-not-be-able-reach-some-swiss-phone <span>CERN fixed and mobile lines will not be able to reach some Swiss phone numbers and telecom services as of 29 June</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Mon, 06/22/2020 - 14:52</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Following a Swiss Federal Supreme Court ruling, some telecom services are subject to the Swiss Money Laundering Act (AMLA). As a consequence, all corporate customers in Switzerland will see their access to these services blocked by Swiss telephony operators as of 29 June 2020.</p> <p>From this date, therefore, it will not be possible for CERN fixed or mobile lines to call, amongst others, Swiss 090x numbers, some Swiss SMS/MMS Business Numbers or Swisscom Easypay/NATELPay. Note that this includes numbers used by Geneva Airport, a number of airlines (including Swiss Miles&amp;More, Lufthansa and Alitalia) and some consulates.</p> <p>If you are contacting any of these services on a regular basis via a CERN mobile or fixed line, you may want to check with them how to continue reaching them.</p> <p><em>______</em></p> <p><em>For regular updates on your computing environment, please check the </em><a href="https://computing-blog.web.cern.ch/"><em>CERN computing blog</em></a><em> (sign-in to access). To receive automatic monthly updates, </em><a href="https://e-groups.cern.ch/e-groups/EgroupsSubscription.do?egroupName=computing-blog-update"><em>subscribe to the computing-blog-update e-group</em></a><em>. </em></p> </div> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 12:52:45 +0000 thortala 155089 at https://home.cern Library reopening https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/library-reopening <span>Library reopening</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 Library</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Mon, 06/22/2020 - 08:49</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Library desk (building 52-1-052) is going to reopen on 29 June 2020. We are going to be there to inform you at the usual opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.</p> <p>We ask our readers to respect hygiene measures: follow the signs, wear a mask at all times, disinfect their hands before touching the books and do not move the chairs.</p> <p>The Library spaces are open, with less seats to respect social distancing. Distributors of hydro-alcoholic solution are available.</p> <p>You can borrow documents and also again request them from our catalogue on the CERN document server: <a href="https://cds.cern.ch/">https://cds.cern.ch/</a>.</p> <p>The Bookshop (building 52-1-052) is also going to reopen and document supply and ordering services are also going to fully restart: <a href="http://library.cern/services">http://library.cern/services</a>.</p> <p>If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us: <a href="mailto:library.desk@cern.ch">library.desk@cern.ch</a>.</p> </div> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 06:49:30 +0000 thortala 155083 at https://home.cern Entrance B: cyclists must exit through the access control gate https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/entrance-b-cyclists-must-exit-through-access-control-gate <span>Entrance B: cyclists must exit through the access control gate </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/09/2020 - 21:05</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>As of Wednesday, 10 June 2020, cyclists will be required <strong>to use the access control gate to the right of Entrance B when they leave the Meyrin site</strong> (see map) so that their exit can be registered (which is not the case when they use the road).</p> <figure class="cds-image" id="CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-064-1"><a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-064-1" title="View on CDS"><img alt="home.cern,Sites and Aerial Views" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-064-1/file?size=large" /></a></figure><p><br /> This gate, which is generally used by pedestrians and tour groups, registers all departures, making it possible to determine the number of people on the Meyrin site at a given moment.</p> <p>This measure is being introduced in the context of COVID-19, because it is essential to know how many people are present on the CERN sites at all times.</p> <p>Please note that the bicycle turnstiles at Entrances A, C and E, which already register departures, continue to operate normally.</p> <p>Thank you for your understanding.</p> </div> Tue, 09 Jun 2020 19:05:22 +0000 anschaef 155014 at https://home.cern Preparing for retirement: seminars for staff https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/preparing-retirement-seminars-staff-0 <span>Preparing for retirement: seminars for staff</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">HR Department</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/09/2020 - 14:35</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>If you are a <strong>staff member</strong> and considering retirement in the next one or two years, we encourage you to participate in two special seminars, organised by the Human Resources Department.</p> <p>Retirement marks the end of a person’s professional career and the start of a new chapter in life. Research shows that this transition is easier for those who are well informed and prepared.</p> <p>This programme consists of two seminars:</p> <p><strong>&gt; Leaving CERN </strong>(half day): an information seminar at CERN, with presentations by internal speakers.</p> <p>- organised once per year,<br /> - next session scheduled on <strong>Thursday 8 October</strong>, afternoon.</p> <p><strong>&gt; Preparation for retirement </strong>(2.5 days): a seminar organised at ILO, for international civil servants from different organisations in Geneva.</p> <p>- organised once a year, with simultaneous translation in English/French,<br /> - next session in the Autumn, exact dates not yet known but you can already enroll now.</p> <p><br /> Spouses and registered partners can also attend these seminars. Note that depending on the evolution of the pandemic, these seminars might be converted into online seminars.</p> <p><strong>Enrollment and more info </strong>via the <a href="https://lms.cern.ch/ekp/servlet/ekp?TX=STRUCTUREDCATALOG&amp;CAT=EKP000000476">CERN Learning Hub</a> (Browse Catalogue, then select Your career@CERN, then Leaving CERN).</p> <p class="text-align-right"><em>Learning &amp; Development Group<br /> HR Department<br /> your.career@cern.ch</em></p> </div> Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:35:51 +0000 thortala 155012 at https://home.cern Join our first worldwide Webfest https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/join-our-first-worldwide-webfest <span>Join our first worldwide Webfest </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/09/2020 - 08:47</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p><br /> The ‘Webfest’ – CERN’s annual hackathon based on open web technologies – will take place online for the first time this year. It will be held over the weekend of 27-28 June (with a pitch session on Friday 26 June, and winners announced on Monday 29 June). The event is open to all, meaning that people from anywhere in the world can take part.</p> <p>Held each year since 2012, the Webfest brings together bright minds to work on creative projects. Participants work in small teams, often designing web and mobile applications that help people engage with CERN’s research, physics, or even science in general.</p> <p>In previous versions of the Webfest, participants have worked on a wide range of exciting projects: from physics-themed video games to cheap mobile-phone cosmic-ray detectors, and from skills-sharing platforms to tools for translating sign language to text. And yes, these were all developed – or at least working prototypes were – over just one weekend!</p> <p>The Webfest isn’t just for those that can code: anyone with an idea, a challenge, or other skills is welcome to take part.</p> <p>The theme for this year’s event is ‘<strong>working together apart: accelerating collaboration</strong>’. Given the global COVID-19 crisis, we are particularly keen to see projects that address the evolving ways in which we work together. Building on CERN’s strong history of international collaboration, the Webfest provides an excellent opportunity to create tools to support the changing ways in which we do science.</p> <p>Join us via the web – born at CERN – to help shape the future scientific collaboration!</p> <p><em>___</em></p> <p><em>Please find more information on the Webfest and how to register here: <a href="https://webfest-online.web.cern.ch/">https://webfest-online.web.cern.ch</a>. Registration closes at 23:59 CEST on Wednesday 24 June.</em></p> </div> Tue, 09 Jun 2020 06:47:37 +0000 thortala 155008 at https://home.cern CERN Shuttle service reopening https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/cern-shuttle-service-reopening <span>CERN Shuttle service reopening</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/21331" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">thortala</span></span> <span>Mon, 06/08/2020 - 08:57</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p><br /> The gradual reopening of the CERN site will allow the shuttle service to restart <strong>circuit 2 from Monday 15 June 2020 onwards. </strong>Circuit 2 brings passengers from the main building on the Meyrin site (building 500) to the Prévessin site, stopping at Schuman Hostel in Saint-Genis-Pouilly.</p> <p>The other circuits will remain inactive until further notice.</p> <p>Thank you for your understanding,</p> <p class="text-align-right"><em>Mobility services - SMB-SIS</em></p> </div> Mon, 08 Jun 2020 06:57:45 +0000 thortala 155003 at https://home.cern