News for CERN Community feed https://home.cern/ en Particle physicists formulate future of the field https://home.cern/news/news/knowledge-sharing/particle-physicists-formulate-future-field <span>Particle physicists formulate future of the field</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">Matthew Chalmers</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/40" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">katebrad</span></span> <span>Mon, 01/20/2020 - 13:12</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field--item">Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, venue for the drafting session of the European strategy for particle physics. (Image credit: Wikicommons/Birds-eye)</div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Today, senior figures in European particle physics are gathering in the small town of Bad Honnef, Germany, for a week of intense discussions that will guide the future of fundamental exploration. The “strategy drafting session” marks the final stage of discussions for the update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics.</p> <p>This update of the <a href="http://europeanstrategy.cern/">European Strategy for Particle Physics</a> began in September 2017. A <a href="/news/news/cern/call-input-european-strategy-update">call for input</a> in 2018 attracted <a href="/news/news/physics/future-particle-physics-europe-taking-shape">160 submissions</a> from the entire community, which were discussed at an <a href="/news/press-release/knowledge-sharing/granada-european-particle-physics-community-prepares-decisions">open symposium</a> in Granada, Spain, in May 2019. A 200-page <a href="/news/news/cern/briefing-book-2020-update-european-strategy-particle-physics">briefing book</a> then distilled the input into an objective scientific summary that forms the basis for discussions in Germany this week. The recommendations are due to be approved formally by the CERN Council on 25 May at an event in Budapest, Hungary.</p> <p>The focus of the latest strategy update, the third since 2005, is which major project should follow the <a href="/science/accelerators/large-hadron-collider">Large Hadron Collider (LHC)</a> once its <a href="/science/accelerators/high-luminosity-lhc">high-luminosity phase</a> comes to an end in the late 2030s. There is broad support for an electron–positron collider that will explore the Higgs sector in detail, as well as for a high-energy proton–proton collider at CERN. In Europe, the possible options are the <a href="/science/accelerators/compact-linear-collider">Compact Linear Collider</a> and the<a href="/science/accelerators/future-circular-collider"> Future Circular Collider</a>, while an<a href="https://cerncourier.com/a/international-committee-backs-250-gev-ilc/"> International Linear Collider</a> (ILC) in Japan and a large <a href="https://cerncourier.com/a/chinas-bid-for-a-circular-electron-positron-collider/">Circular Electron–Positron Collider </a>in China are also contenders. The strategy update will also consider non-collider experiments, computing, instrumentation and other key aspects of growing importance to the field such as energy efficiency and communication.</p> <p>During her annual address to personnel on 14 January, CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti acknowledged the enormous efforts that have gone into the strategy update, and said that she hoped that a recommendation on CERN’s next major collider would be among the strategy update’s priorities.</p> <p>“The start of a new project in the early 2040s is crucial to keeping the community motivated and engaged,” said Gianotti, noting that CERN and Europe should also be open to participating in projects at the forefront of particle physics elsewhere in the world. “The <a href="/science/physics/higgs-boson">Higgs boson</a> is a guaranteed deliverable. It is related to the most obscure and problematic sector of the <a href="/science/physics/standard-model">Standard Model</a> and carries special quantum numbers and a new type of interaction. It is therefore a unique door into new physics, and one that can only be studied at colliders.”</p> <p>The previous strategy update, which concluded in 2013, made several high-priority recommendations: the full exploitation of the LHC, including the high-luminosity upgrade of the machine and detectors; R&amp;D and design studies for a future energy-frontier machine at CERN; establishing a <a href="/science/experiments/cern-neutrino-platform">neutrino programme</a> at CERN for physicists to develop detectors for experiments at accelerator-based neutrino facilities around the world; and the welcoming of a proposal from Japan to discuss the possible participation of Europe in the ILC. The first three are well under way, while a decision on the ILC still rests with the Japanese government. Other conclusions of the 2013 update included the need for closer collaboration with the astroparticle and nuclear physics communities, which has been met, for example, via the recently launched centre for astroparticle physics theory (<a href="https://cerncourier.com/a/a-new-centre-for-astroparticle-theory/">EuCAPT</a>) and the new Joint ECFA-NuPECC-APPEC Seminar series, <a href="https://cerncourier.com/a/european-astroparticle-nuclear-and-particle-physicists-join-forces/">JENAS</a>. There was also a call for greater scientific diversity, leading to the CERN-led <a href="https://cerncourier.com/a/physics-beyond-colliders-initiative-presents-main-findings/">Physics Beyond Colliders</a> initiative, which will also form a central part of this week’s discussions.</p> <p><em>This text was originally published on <a href="https://cerncourier.com/a/strategy-drafting-under-way-in-bad-honnef/">cerncourier.com</a></em></p> </div> Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:12:16 +0000 katebrad 94928 at https://home.cern 23 January: closure of Entrance C to traffic leaving the site in the morning https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/23-january-closure-entrance-c-traffic-leaving-site-morning <span>23 January: closure of Entrance C to traffic leaving the site in the morning</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Mon, 01/20/2020 - 12:05</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Due to deployment work on the Wi-Fi network, Entrance C of the Meyrin site (Route Maxwell) will be closed on Thursday, 23 January 2020 from 7.30 a.m. to 12 noon to traffic leaving the site only. Entry to the site will be available as normal.</p> <p>We apologise for any inconvenience caused.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><em>The SMB and IT departments</em></p> </div> Mon, 20 Jan 2020 11:05:40 +0000 anschaef 94827 at https://home.cern Staff Rules and Regulations - 11th Edition | Modification No.15 https://home.cern/news/official-news/cern/staff-rules-and-regulations-11th-edition-modification-no15 <span>Staff Rules and Regulations - 11th Edition | Modification No.15</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/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:37</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>In accordance with the decisions taken by the Finance Committee in June 2019 (CERN/FC/6331) and December 2019 (CERN/FC/6368 and CERN/FC/6366), and by the Council in December 2019 (CERN/3465 and CERN/3463), please find below the pages of the Staff Rules and Regulations which have been updated further to the modifications coming into force on 1 January 2020:</p> <p><strong>CHAPTER II – Conditions of employment and association<br /><em>Section 1 – Employment and association</em></strong><br /> Article R II 1.17, Article R II 1.20, Article R II 1.22, Article R II 1.23, modification of pages 14 et 15</p> <p><em><strong>Section 4 – Leave</strong></em><br /> Article S II 4.09, Article R II 4.03, Article R II 4.08, modification of pages 21 and 22</p> <p><em><strong>Section 5 – Termination of contract </strong></em><br /> Articles R II 5.02, Article R II 5.05, modification of page 29</p> <p><strong>CHAPTER IV – Social conditions<br /><em>Section 2 – Social insurance cover</em></strong><em> </em><br /> Article S IV 2.02, modification of page 39</p> <p><strong>CHAPTER V – Financial Conditions<br /><em>Section 1 – Financial Benefits </em></strong><br /> Article R V 1.11, Article R V 1.18, Article R V I.22, Article R V 1.27, Article R V 1.28, Article R V 1.30 modification of pages 43, 44 and 45</p> <p><strong><em>Section 2 - Taxation </em></strong><br /> Article R V 2.01, modification of page 49</p> <p><strong>CHAPTER VI – Settlement of disputes and discipline<br /><em>Section 2 – Discipline</em> </strong><br /> Article R VI 2.03, Article R VI 2.05, Article R VI 2.06, article R VI 2.18, modification of pages 56 and 58</p> <p><strong>CHAPTER VIII – Final provisions </strong><br /> Article S VIII 1.03, modification of page 61</p> <p><strong>Annex R A 3 – Family allowances</strong>, modification of page 68</p> <p><strong>Annex R A 4 – Education fees</strong>, Article R A 4.02, modification of pages 69 and 70</p> <p><strong>Annex R A 5 – Monthly basic salaries of staff members</strong>, modification of page 71</p> <p><strong>Annex R A 6 – Stipends of fellows</strong>, modification of page 72</p> <p><strong>Annex R A 7 – Subsistence allowances of associated members of the personnel</strong>, modification of page 73</p> <p>The complete updated electronic version of the Staff Rules and Regulations is accessible via <a class="bulletin" href="https://cds.cern.ch/record/1993099?ln=en">CDS</a>.</p> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:37:19 +0000 anschaef 87579 at https://home.cern A breakthrough for high luminosity https://home.cern/news/news/accelerators/breakthrough-high-luminosity <span>A breakthrough for high luminosity</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/199" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">abha</span></span> <span>Fri, 12/13/2019 - 15:46</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-list-cds field--type-cerncdsmedia field--label-hidden field--item"><figure class="cds-image" data-record-id="2704179" data-filename="201912-418%20_14" id="CERN-PHOTO-201912-418-11"> <a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-PHOTO-201912-418-11" title="View on CDS"> <img alt="HL LHC jonction door with LHC - symbolic picture with CERN DG Fabiola Gianotti, Dr Frederic Bordry, Mr Pieter Mattelaer, Dr Lucio Rossi" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-PHOTO-201912-418-11/file?size=small"/> </a> <figcaption> On Friday, 13 December, Lucio Rossi, Leader of the HL-LHC project, Frédérick Bordry, Director for Accelerators and Technology, Fabiola Gianotti, CERN Director-General, and Oliver Brüning, Deputy Leader of the HL-LHC project, met in the LHC tunnel to celebrate the breakthrough at the LHC’s Point 1. <span> (Image: CERN)</span> </figcaption> </figure></div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>A handshake 100 metres underground isn’t something you see every day. But on Friday, 13 December, that’s exactly how Fabiola Gianotti, CERN Director-General, Frédérick Bordry, Director for Accelerators and Technology, Lucio Rossi, High-Luminosity LHC project leader, and Oliver Brüning, his deputy, marked the connection of the LHC tunnel with that of its successor, the <a href="https://home.cern/science/accelerators/high-luminosity-lhc">High-Luminosity LHC</a>. “This is a crucial milestone for the High-Luminosity LHC,” said Lucio Rossi. “These structures will house equipment that is needed to reach high luminosity.”</p> <p>For the past 18 months, <a href="https://home.cern/news/press-release/accelerators/major-work-starts-boost-luminosity-lhc-0">diggers have been at work underground to excavate</a> the structures for the future accelerator. Work is focused on Point 1, where the ATLAS experiment is located, and Point 5, which houses the CMS experiment. Most of the equipment that will be installed in these locations is designed to boost the luminosity – or to put it another way, the number of collisions – at the heart of these two experiments. </p> <p>At each site, the underground constructions consist of a shaft around 80 metres deep, a service cavern, a 300-metre tunnel and four 50-metre tunnels connecting the new structures to the existing LHC tunnel. Around 80% of the excavations on the two sites are now complete: after having dug the shafts, the caverns and almost all of the two longer tunnels, the civil engineering companies are now working on the tunnels that will connect the new structures to the LHC tunnel. And as a result they connected the LHC with its successor, at Point 5 on 11 December and then at Point 1 the following day. “These connection works were completed with almost surgical precision, so as to minimise damage to the tunnel and to protect the LHC as much as possible from the dust produced by cutting through the concrete,” explains Pieter Mattelaer, Project Manager – Civil Engineering, High-Luminosity LHC Project.</p> <p>A second connection between the new tunnels and the LHC tunnel should be completed before summer 2020. The underground structures will be fully completed by mid-2021, while the surface buildings will be completed by mid-2022.</p> <p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eK_Mr8O1aE0" width="560"></iframe></p></div> Fri, 13 Dec 2019 14:46:22 +0000 abha 22771 at https://home.cern LS2 Report: Focus on the North area https://home.cern/news/news/engineering/ls2-report-focus-north-area <span>LS2 Report: Focus on the North area</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">Corinne Pralavorio</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/146" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">cmenard</span></span> <span>Tue, 01/14/2020 - 20:00</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Visiting Building 887, the largest of CERN’s experiment halls, is always an astonishing experience. Hundreds of concrete blocks stretch as far as the eye can see, surrounded by enormous gantry cranes. Between the blocks, you’ll glimpse a detector component awaiting testing here, a long-term experiment there and, over there, an inconspicuous beamline carrying its particles to their destination a bit further on. Welcome to the Kingdom of the North, where reigns the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS). The accelerator sends particles to some 60 user areas and experiments via six beamlines of a total length of 6 kilometres.</p> <p>Building 887 (also called EHN1, for North Experimental Hall 1) is 55 metres wide and 330 metres long (!) and is therefore CERN’s biggest. But the North Area is vaster still: it also includes the Neutrino Platform, housed in a recent extension of Building 887, several other halls that are home to the “NA” (North Area) experiments, such as <a href="https://home.cern/science/experiments/compass">NA58 (COMPASS)</a>, <a href="https://home.cern/science/experiments/na61shine">NA61 (SHINE)</a>, <a href="https://home.cern/science/experiments/na62">NA62</a> and <a href="http://na64.web.cern.ch/">NA64</a>, as well as many test areas, essential for the development of future detector and accelerator components.</p> <p>Most of the equipment in the North Area dates from when the SPS started up in 1976. Several upgrades have therefore been scheduled for Long Shutdown 2, although the ambitious consolidation programme initially planned will need to be completed over a longer period. Over the last two years, the NA-CONS study team performed a detailed analysis of the mid-term and long-term consolidation options, with the equipment and service groups concerned. “The initial consolidation work taking place during LS2 focuses mainly on the safety of the installations,” says Johannes Bernhard of the Engineering department, who is responsible for liaising with the experiments (EN-EA group). The gas supply system is being renovated, which involves replacing several hundreds of metres of pipes. The radiation detection system is also being renovated and the layout of Hall 887 will be modified in order to extend the testing area for new detectors. The LHC experiments, in particular, need facilities to test the new subdetectors that they will use in the high-luminosity LHC era.</p> <figure><a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-PHOTO-202001-006-1"><img alt="Accelerators,Accelerators" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-PHOTO-202001-006-1/file?size=large" /></a> <figcaption>The COMPASS experiment undergoes consolidation during LS2 (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN)</figcaption></figure><p>Hall 888 (EHN2) sits right at the end of the Prévessin site and houses the COMPASS experiment. Two brand new gantry cranes have been installed there and, as is the case across the whole of the North Area, the gas supply system has been renovated. Several components of the COMPASS experiment, which studies the structure of nucleons, are being upgraded. After LS2, the detector will receive muons at an energy of 160 GeV (instead of hadrons at 190 GeV, as was the case during the previous run). New subdetectors, scintillators and silicon microstrip detectors will be installed, as well as a new acquisition system.</p> <p>Work is also under way on the NA62 experiment, housed in Building 918 (ECN3), which studies the decay of rare kaons. At the entrance to the building, visitors and users are greeted by a brand new access systems. The experiment’s beamline will be modified in order to measure kaon decays with even greater precision and efficiency and to reduce the background. Finally, a new experiment area is being prepared for NA64, which is investigating dark matter. “The collaboration with all equipment and service groups has been key to defining and executing the workplan for LS2, and we look forward to the restart of operations in a much improved situation,” says Yacine Kadi on behalf of the NA-CONS study team.</p> <p>Beyond LS2, the North Area is looking to the future with the Physics Beyond Colliders programme: several experiment projects, such as the <a href="https://home.cern/news/news/engineering/new-target-explore-unknown">BDF</a>, propose to use the SPS lines. Implementation studies are being finalised to install a test area on the muon beamline of the EHN2 building. Several experiment projects, such as NA64mu, MuonE and AMBER, the successor to COMPASS, could be tested there.</p> </div> Tue, 14 Jan 2020 19:00:52 +0000 cmenard 84299 at https://home.cern Another step closer to a paperless office https://home.cern/news/news/cern/another-step-closer-paperless-office <span>Another step closer to a paperless office</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/146" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">cmenard</span></span> <span>Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:47</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Each year, CERN’s IPT Department sends over 800 contracts, amendments and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to be signed by internal and external stakeholders. The process, a long chain of sequential steps, used to take an average of 5 months varying from one week to a year in extreme cases. Previously, the contract was printed into multiple copies and sent to partners for signatures, losing control over its traceability and when the signatures would be obtained. After completing the signature trail, the document arrived back at its origin to be scanned and manually distributed by email to all concerned parties.</p> <p>Software for signing documents electronically now exists and rapidly decreases the document turnaround time. Documents are processed in a few simple clicks and in some cases returned within hours. It also allows to sign anywhere, at any time and even on mobile devices which can be crucial for professionals who travel frequently.</p> <p>The originator uploads the document for signature, enters the email addresses of those who need to sign or be informed. It is marked where each individual should sign, sent securely to the email addresses via the application and the signature process starts. The signatories receive an email notification containing a unique link to review and sign the document. They can sign by either uploading an image of their signature, manually draw their signature or select a predefined signature. No account is necessary and there is no charge for using the service. Once the signature loop completes, a PDF copy of the signed document is automatically emailed to all interested parties.</p> <p>During the last quarter of 2019, CERN trialled such a platform. The IPT Department, jointly with the FAP Department (BC Group), initiated a proof of concept for the electronic signature of contracts, amendments and NDAs. After a successful trial period, the IPT Department has adopted this new approach for signing its documents.</p> <blockquote> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Going electronic has made the signature process much faster and more transparent. We can now get contracts signed within a day! - Thierry Lagrange, Head of the IPT Department.</em></span></p> </blockquote> <p>The technology not only increases efficiency, it also has a positive environmental impact. Based on the current number of documents produced, the IPT Department estimates it will save 8000 tons of CO<sub>2</sub>, 80 000 litres of water and 120 trees per year by changing to this new method.</p> <p>The solution selected following this proof of concept is DocuSign. CERN Departments interested in using DocuSign too should contact the <a href="https://cern.service-now.com/service-portal/function.do?name=e-signature-tool">Service Desk</a><a href="https://cern.service-now.com/service-portal/service-element.do?name=computing-support-admin-sector">.</a></p> </div> Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:47:12 +0000 cmenard 85493 at https://home.cern CERN Computer Security team: Abuse, blunder and fun https://home.cern/news/announcement/computing/cern-computer-security-team-abuse-blunder-and-fun <span>CERN Computer Security team: Abuse, blunder and fun</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/146" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">cmenard</span></span> <span>Tue, 01/14/2020 - 18:20</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>CERN is under cyberattack. Now. Permanently. Script kiddies want to put their logo or message on our webpages. Attackers want to abuse our computing resources. Thieves aim for your password. Criminals for our money. Some insiders also break the rules, often inadvertently. Based on real cases from past years, this presentation will provide a tour of the different types of abuses and attacks against the Organization, incidents and events that kept the CERN Computer Security team busy, and a series of cases that made us shake our heads, laugh or simply facepalm. At the very least, it will be amusing to see how CERN is threatened; at best, you will learn how you can help to protect the Organization in the future.</p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>CERN Computer Security team: Abuse, blunder and fun<br /> The recent past of protecting the operation &amp; reputation of CERN</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center">By the CERN Computer Security team</p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>CERN Council Chamber – Monday, 20 January – 2.00 p.m.</strong><br /> The talk will not be webcast or recorded</p> <p>_______</p> <p><em>More information <a class="bulletin" href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/879506/">on Indico</a>.</em></p> </div> Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:20:10 +0000 cmenard 84092 at https://home.cern Annual adjustments to financial benefits with effect from 1 January 2020 https://home.cern/news/official-news/cern/annual-adjustments-financial-benefits-effect-1-january-2020 <span>Annual adjustments to financial benefits with effect from 1 January 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">HR Department</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Tue, 01/14/2020 - 16:20</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>In accordance with recommendations made by the Finance Committee and decisions taken by Council in December 2019, certain financial benefits impacting salaries and stipends have been adjusted with effect from 1 January 2020.</p> <p>Annual adjustments are the following:</p> <ul><li>A 0.80% increase to the scale of basic salaries paid to Staff Members and the scale of stipends paid to Fellows (Annexes R A 5 and R A 6 of the Staff Regulations).</li> <li>A 0.40% increase to subsistence allowances (<a class="bulletin" href="https://cds.cern.ch/record/2704524/files/subsistence_2020.pdf">2020 subsistence rates</a>), family, child and infant allowances (Annex R A 3 of the Staff Regulations) and to payment ceilings of education fees* (Annex R A 4 of the Staff Regulations) following the movement of the Geneva consumer price index.</li> <li>Related adjustments will be implemented wherever applicable to associated members of the personnel (Annex R A 7 of the Staff Regulations).</li> </ul><p>The amended text of the Staff Regulations will be available shortly on the Web at: <a class="bulletin" href="https://cds.cern.ch/collection/Staff Rules and Regulations?ln=en">CERN Staff Rules and Regulations</a>.</p> <p><em>*The new payment ceilings are applicable to academic year 2019/2020.</em></p> </div> Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:20:50 +0000 anschaef 83904 at https://home.cern 21 January: Closure of roads for an exceptional convoy on the Meyrin site https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/21-january-closure-roads-exceptional-convoy-meyrin-site <span>21 January: Closure of roads for an exceptional convoy on the Meyrin site</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Tue, 01/14/2020 - 10:08</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Due to an exceptional convoy, Route Einstein, Route Balmer and Route de Meyrin will be closed on Tuesday 21 January from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm. The Route de Meyrin will also be closed from the Route de l’Europe roundabout to Entrance B. A diversion will be put in place by the Swiss and French traffic services (see map).</p> <p>Entrance E will stay open exceptionally on Tuesday morning until 1:00 pm (to enter CERN only, not to exit).</p> <figure class="cds-image" id="CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-005-1"><a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-005-1" title="View on CDS"><img alt="home.cern,Sites and Aerial Views" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-005-1/file?size=large" /></a></figure><p> </p> <p>Thank you for your understanding.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><em>EN-HE Transport Group</em></p> </div> Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:08:09 +0000 anschaef 83387 at https://home.cern Five CERN apprentices in the class of 2019 https://home.cern/news/news/engineering/five-cern-apprentices-class-2019 <span>Five CERN apprentices in the class of 2019</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Tue, 01/14/2020 - 09:54</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>In 2019, five CERN technical apprentices* were awarded their <em>certificat fédéral de capacité</em> (CFC). After four years of training at CERN, four electronics technicians, Joris Busigny, Ludovic Duparc, Ilan Favre and Thibault Richoz, and one physics laboratory technician, Arthur Blaser, left the Laboratory.</p> <p>At the start of the academic year in autumn 2019, six young people aged between 16 and 20 began their training, and the new category of polymechanic was introduced at CERN. The apprentices were hosted by the TE-MPE, TE-VSC, TE-MSC, TE-EPC, TE-CRG, EN-MME, BE-RF, BE-BI, EP-DT and EP-ESE groups at CERN, as well as by the <em>Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève</em> (HUG), the <em>Centre d’enseignement professionnel de l’Union industrielle genevoise</em> (CEP-UIG), the company LEM Switzerland and the <em>Haute école du paysage, d'ingénierie et d'architecture de Genève</em> (HEPIA).</p> <p>Thanks go to the supervisors and the groups concerned, who are providing high-quality training to these young apprentices.</p> <p><em>*CERN’s apprenticeship programme is coordinated by the TE department. For further information, please contact <a href="mailto: virginia.prieto@cern.ch">Virginia Prieto Hermosilla</a> (TE-PPR).</em></p> </div> Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:54:59 +0000 anschaef 83296 at https://home.cern CERN remuneration calendar: 2020 https://home.cern/news/official-news/cern/cern-remuneration-calendar-2020 <span>CERN remuneration calendar: 2020</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/146" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">cmenard</span></span> <span>Mon, 01/13/2020 - 18:44</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>In 2020 net monthly remuneration will be paid into individual bank accounts on the following dates:</p> <ul><li>Friday 24 January</li> <li>Tuesday 25 February</li> <li>Wednesday 25 March</li> <li>Friday 24 April</li> <li>Monday 25 May</li> <li>Thursday 25 June</li> <li>Friday 24 July</li> <li>Tuesday 25 August</li> <li>Friday 25 September</li> <li>Monday 26 October</li> <li>Wednesday 25 November</li> <li>Friday 18 December</li> </ul><p class="text-align-right"><em>Finance and Administrative Processes Department</em></p> </div> Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:44:09 +0000 cmenard 82461 at https://home.cern Use of the car-sharing service https://home.cern/news/official-news/cern/use-car-sharing-service <span>Use of the car-sharing service</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/146" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">cmenard</span></span> <span>Mon, 01/13/2020 - 15:34</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>CERN makes vehicles available to the community free of charge through its self-service car-sharing service. This service relies on compliance with the rules of use to enable as many people as possible to benefit from it.</p> <p>Unfortunately, the service is being increasingly abused.</p> <p>A reminder:</p> <ul><li>Use of CERN vehicles for personal reasons (for example, journeys between the workplace and home or stopping to make a purchase) is strictly forbidden.</li> <li>All CERN car-sharing vehicles must be returned to their original location at the end of the reservation period.</li> <li>If the vehicle is no longer needed, the reservation must be cancelled.</li> </ul><p>In the event of repeated misuse (exceeding the reservation time, personal use, non-return, etc.), CERN reserves the right to ban an individual from using the service.</p> <p><a href="https://cds.cern.ch/record/1477530/files/CERN_Circ_Op_Eng_No4_rev1.pdf">Operational Circular No. 4</a> and <a href="https://smb-dep.web.cern.ch/sites/smb-dep.web.cern.ch/files/documents/Mobility/Carsharing_Conditions_of_use_2019.pdf">the conditions of use of the car-sharing service</a> must be respected in order to ensure that this service, which is completely free of charge for users, can continue to exist.</p> <p>Thank you all for your consideration.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><em>Mobility services - SMB-SIS</em></p> </div> Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:34:08 +0000 cmenard 82193 at https://home.cern CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS): New website https://home.cern/news/official-news/cern/cern-health-insurance-scheme-chis-new-website <span>CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS): New website</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Mon, 01/13/2020 - 14:06</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS) has launched a new website that gives members access to comprehensive information about the CHIS, as well as details of important contact persons and assistance services.</p> <p>The website now includes a more detailed explanation of benefits, as well as information on how to inform the CHIS of any changes in family situation. Further, the structure and layout of the website have been simplified to provide easy access to information and gives visitors the opportunity to choose different ways of navigating the content.</p> <p class="text-align-center"><a href="https://chis.web.cern.ch/"><strong>https://chis.web.cern.ch/</strong></a></p> </div> Mon, 13 Jan 2020 13:06:49 +0000 anschaef 82083 at https://home.cern Extension of the pre-retirement programmes https://home.cern/news/official-news/cern/extension-pre-retirement-programmes-5 <span>Extension of the pre-retirement programmes</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/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Thu, 01/09/2020 - 14:28</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Following a recommendation by the Standing Concertation Committee at its meeting on 5 December 2019 and approval by the Director-General, please note that:</p> <ul><li>the Progressive Retirement Programme has been extended by one year, from 1 April 2020 until 31 March 2021;</li> <li>the Part-Time Work as a Pre-retirement Measure Scheme has also been extended by one year, from 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2020.</li> </ul><p>Further information is available on the following links:</p> <ul><li><a class="bulletin" href="https://admin-eguide.web.cern.ch/en/procedure/progressive-retirement-programme-prp">Progressive retirement programme </a></li> <li><a class="bulletin" href="https://admin-eguide.web.cern.ch/en/procedure/part-time-work-pre-retirement-measure-ptp">Part-time work as a pre-retirement measure</a></li> </ul></div> Thu, 09 Jan 2020 13:28:49 +0000 anschaef 74572 at https://home.cern Closure of the extension of Restaurant 1 from 7 p.m. every day https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/closure-extension-restaurant-1-7-pm-every-day <span>Closure of the extension of Restaurant 1 from 7 p.m. every day</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Thu, 01/09/2020 - 14:19</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 13 January 2020, the extension of Restaurant 1 will be closed from 7 p.m. every day, including weekends.</p> <p>Private parties will still be authorised in Restaurant 1: the exact location will be communicated upon reception and approval of the request through the appropriate <a class="bulletin" href="https://cern.service-now.com/service-portal/report-ticket.do?name=drink-r1&amp;se=cern-catering">online form</a> of the Service Portal.</p> </div> Thu, 09 Jan 2020 13:19:38 +0000 anschaef 74571 at https://home.cern 2020 CERN-JINR European School of High-Energy Physics https://home.cern/news/announcement/physics/2020-cern-jinr-european-school-high-energy-physics <span>2020 CERN-JINR European School of High-Energy Physics</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Thu, 01/09/2020 - 12:35</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The 2020 CERN-JINR European School of High-Energy Physics (ESHEP2020) will take place in Israel, 17-30 June 2020.</p> <p>The School is targeted particularly at students in experimental HEP who are in the final years of work towards their PhDs, although candidates at an earlier or later stage in their studies may be considered.</p> <p>The deadline for applications is <strong>14 February 2020</strong>. Sponsorship may be available for a few students from developing countries.</p> <p><em>Further details are available on Indico: <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/856903/">https://indico.cern.ch/event/856903/</a>.</em></p> </div> Thu, 09 Jan 2020 11:35:53 +0000 anschaef 74523 at https://home.cern New open release allows theorists to explore LHC data in a new way https://home.cern/news/news/knowledge-sharing/new-open-release-allows-theorists-explore-lhc-data-new-way <span>New open release allows theorists to explore LHC data in a new way</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-byline field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item">Katarina Anthony</div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/159" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">abelchio</span></span> <span>Thu, 01/09/2020 - 10:13</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-list-cds field--type-cerncdsmedia field--label-hidden field--item"><figure class="cds-image" data-record-id="2705831" data-filename="ATLAS-OpenLikelihoods-Mockup" id="ATLAS-PHOTO-2020-001-1"> <a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/ATLAS-PHOTO-2020-001-1" title="View on CDS"> <img alt="ATLAS News: Open Likelihoods on HEPData" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/ATLAS-PHOTO-2020-001-1/file?size=medium"/> </a> <figcaption> Explore ATLAS open likelihoods on the HEPData platform. (Original image: Ahmet Anil Sen/Behance) <span> (Image: CERN)</span> </figcaption> </figure></div> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>What if you could test a new theory against LHC data? Better yet, what if the expert knowledge needed to do this was captured in a convenient format? This tall order is now on its way from the ATLAS collaboration, with the first open release of full analysis likelihoods from an LHC experiment.</p> <p>“Likelihoods allow you to compute the probability that the data observed in a particular experiment match a specific model or theory,” explains Lukas Heinrich, CERN research fellow working for the ATLAS Experiment. “Effectively, they summarise every aspect of a particular analysis, from the detector settings, event selection, expected signal and background processes, to uncertainties and theoretical models.” Extraordinarily complex and critical to every analysis, likelihoods are one of the most valuable tools produced at the LHC experiments. Their public release will now enable theorists around the world to explore ATLAS data in a whole new way.</p> <p>The ATLAS open likelihoods are available on <a href="https://www.hepdata.net/">HEPData</a>, an open-access repository for experimental particle physics data. The <a href="https://www.hepdata.net/record/ins1748602">first open likelihoods</a> released were for a search for supersymmetry in proton–proton collision events containing Higgs bosons, numerous jets of b-quarks and missing transverse momentum. “While ATLAS had published likelihood scans focused on the <a href="https://www.quantumdiaries.org/2013/09/12/inspired-by-the-higgs-a-step-forward-in-open-access/">Higgs boson in 2013</a>, those did not expose the full complexity of the measurements,” says Kyle Cranmer, Professor at New York University. “We hope this first release – which provides the full likelihoods in all their glory – will form a new communication bridge between theorists and experimentalists, enriching the discourse between the communities.”</p> <p>The search for new physics will benefit significantly from open likelihoods. “If you’re a theorist developing a new idea, your first question is likely: ‘Is my model already excluded by experiments at the LHC?’” says Giordon Stark, postdoctoral scholar at SCIPP, UC Santa Cruz. “Until now, there was no easy way to answer this.”</p> <figure class="cds-image" id="ATLAS-PHOTO-2019-042-1"><a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/ATLAS-PHOTO-2019-042-1" title="View on CDS"><img alt="ATLAS" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/ATLAS-PHOTO-2019-042-1/file?size=medium" /></a> <figcaption>Likelihoods are an essential link between theory and ATLAS data <span>(Image: K. Cranmer/ATLAS)</span></figcaption></figure><p>“We plan to make the open release of likelihoods a regular part of our publication process, and have already <a href="https://www.hepdata.net/record/ins1765529">made them available</a> from a <a href="https://atlas.cern/updates/physics-briefing/searching-electroweak-susy">search for the direct production of tau slepton pairs</a>,” says Laura Jeanty, ATLAS Supersymmetry working group convenor. “Over the coming months, we aim to collect feedback from theorists outside the collaboration to best understand how they are using this new resource to further refine future releases.”</p> <p>Read more on the <a class="bulletin" href="https://atlas.cern/updates/atlas-news/new-open-likelihoods">ATLAS website.</a></p> </div> Thu, 09 Jan 2020 09:13:58 +0000 abelchio 74429 at https://home.cern Ci permit in credit-card format https://home.cern/news/official-news/cern/ci-permit-credit-card-format <span>Ci permit in credit-card format </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Thu, 01/09/2020 - 09:44</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Swiss Permanent Mission in Geneva has informed CERN that the paper version of the Ci permit, which gives access to the labour market for the family members of international civil servants residing in Switzerland (cf. <a class="bulletin" href="https://www.eda.admin.ch/missions/mission-onu-geneve/en/home/manual-regime-privileges-and-immunities/introduction/manual-family/access-labour-market-family-staff.html">this link</a>) will henceforth be replaced by Ci permits in credit-card format. The change will be phased in, canton by canton, from 1 November 2019 to 30 June 2021.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><em>Relations with the Host States service<br /> Tel.: 72848 / 75152<br /> relations.secretariat@cern.ch<br /><a href="www.cern.ch/relations/">www.cern.ch/relations/</a></em></p> </div> Thu, 09 Jan 2020 08:44:53 +0000 anschaef 74342 at https://home.cern Esplanade des Particules - major traffic disruption in January https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/esplanade-des-particules-major-traffic-disruption-january <span>Esplanade des Particules - major traffic disruption in January</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Wed, 01/08/2020 - 10:33</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Kindly note that due to preparatory work for CERN’s new <a href="https://home.cern/fr/news/press-release/knowledge-sharing/cern-unveils-its-science-gateway-project">Science Gateway</a>, pedestrian and vehicle access to the western part of the Esplanade des Particules will be suspended from Monday 13 to Friday 31 January (see map). Traffic on the Route de Meyrin <strong>will not be affected</strong>.</p> <p>The path from the Globe car-park will also be diverted from Monday 20 to Friday 24 January.</p> <p>Thank-you for your understanding.</p> <figure class="cds-image" id="CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-002-1"><a href="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-002-1" title="View on CDS"><img alt="home.cern,Sites and Aerial Views" src="//cds.cern.ch/images/CERN-HOMEWEB-PHO-2020-002-1/file?size=large" /></a></figure></div> Wed, 08 Jan 2020 09:33:45 +0000 anschaef 73069 at https://home.cern Register now for FameLab 2020! https://home.cern/news/announcement/knowledge-sharing/register-now-famelab-2020 <span>Register now for FameLab 2020!</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anschaef</span></span> <span>Wed, 01/08/2020 - 10:27</span> <div class="field field--name-field-p-news-display-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>FameLab is one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world. Participants have just three minutes to win over the judges and crowd with a scientific talk that excels for its content, clarity and charisma.</p> <p>The best participant will represent Switzerland at the FameLab International final at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK.</p> <p>REGISTRATION FOR FAMELAB SWITZERLAND 2020 IS NOW OPEN. <a class="bulletin" href="https://www.eventsforce.net/britishcouncil/frontend/reg/tRegisterEmailNew.csp?pageID=1492450&amp;_ga=2.34344097.1233462333.1578477395-524741673.1578477395&amp;eventID=2925&amp;tempPersonID=3420959">APPLY HERE</a>!</p> <p>Deadline for registration is Friday 21 February 2020.</p> <p><em>For more information, visit <a class="bulletin" href="https://www.britishcouncil.ch/famelab?fbclid=IwAR1lknZqPb0Q7YtXtq8bsRjzrwwXVtjbPWzYnWbAOxdCcf28bgz3dK_Xa_g">this page</a>.</em></p> </div> Wed, 08 Jan 2020 09:27:39 +0000 anschaef 73068 at https://home.cern