Updates for CERN people

Using virtual reality to improve safety

24 Jan 2018 — CERN recently carried out its first safety experiment in virtual reality

Computer security: Spectre and Meltdown, just the beginning?

23 Jan 2018 — The beginning of the year has been dominated by two security vulnerabilities, known as Meltdown and Spectre

Works accelerate when the LHC sleeps

16 Jan 2018 — For 14 weeks this winter teams are carrying out maintenance and upgrade work on the LHC

CERN and the HUG – a life-saving partnership

15 Jan 2018 — Since 2015, the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) have had a permanent presence at CERN, improving emergency response in and around the laboratory

CERN History Days: Relaunching the CERN History Project

15 Jan 2018 — Sign up for CERN’s first History Day

Get yourself an ORCID

15 Jan 2018 — ORCID is a unique way to identify yourself, link your publications and more

Computer security: Computing power for professionals… only!

12 Jan 2018 — CERN’s OpenStack service provides you with enormous computing and storage resources to achieve your professional goals

Art in the archives

12 Jan 2018 — An exhibition of slide photos transformed by time into works of art

Another successful year for CERN’s apprentices

21 Dec 2017 — Four CERN technical apprentices were awarded their certificat fédéral de capacité in 2017

Energy: making research infrastructures part of the solution

12 Dec 2017 — The fourth Energy for Sustainable Science Workshop took place in the end of November at the Extreme Light Infrastructure’s Magurele-Bucharest campus

LHC Report: An eventful and successful 2017

12 Dec 2017 — Now that the successful 2017 run has ended, let’s take a look back at a year full of events

A 350-metre-tall tower to purify argon

12 Dec 2017 — CERN is participating in ARIA, a project to build a 350-metre column to produce extra-pure argon to be used in a dark-matter search experiment

Opinion: So you want to communicate science?

11 Dec 2017 — Sijbrand de Jong explains why even the busiest physicists can find time to help inspire and educate the next generation

Show don’t tell - LHCreate asks why

11 Dec 2017 — Participants in the annual LHCreate workshop presented their most recent exciting ideas during a two-day event at IdeaSquare

CERN hosts major international fire and rescue meeting

10 Dec 2017 — Some 20 leading firefighters from 13 countries came to CERN from 15 to 19 November for a meeting of experts on fires involving hazardous materials

Why you got a new PDF reader

10 Dec 2017 — Software of high quality that is well programmed, with best-practice security principles in mind, is harder to exploit

Twenty-five years of service at CERN

2 Dec 2017 — The staff members having reached 25 years of service at CERN in 2017 were invited by the Director-General to a reception on 24 November

New magnets to feed the Proton Synchrotron Booster

21 Nov 2017 — New septum magnets will send the beam to the four rings of the PS Booster after the Long Shutdown 2

The Automnales: ten days of success

21 Nov 2017 — Tens of thousands of people visited CERN’s stand at the Automnales, where they were welcomed by enthusiastic volunteers

Recycling: we all have a role to play

20 Nov 2017 — From 20 to 24 November, head over to the Main Building (500) to find out about waste sorting and recycling at CERN

LHC Report: record luminosity, well done LHC

20 Nov 2017 — The LHC’s 2017 proton run has ended with record luminosity. The special runs will now take place before the winter shutdown

The Gentner programme celebrates its tenth anniversary

17 Nov 2017 — The German doctoral student programme has trained 122 students since 2007

Computer Security: CERN under friendly poking

17 Nov 2017 — If you also want to become a penetration tester and identify potential areas for improving CERN’s computer security sign up to the WhiteHat Challenge

CERN: the star of the Automnales

7 Nov 2017 — Pass on CERN’s passion for science at Geneva’s Automnales fair, where the Laboratory will be the guest of honour.

LHC Report: LHC reaches 2017 targets

7 Nov 2017 — Not only has the LHC reached its 2017 production target ahead of schedule, it has also doubled its design luminosity

Computer Security: And in the real world?

6 Nov 2017 — In the real world, we have become accustomed to acting securely, but we struggle to keep our computers up to date such that basic digital protections

CLEAR prospects for accelerator research

1 Nov 2017 — A new user facility, the CERN Linear Electron Accelerator for Research (CLEAR), hosts accelerator research and development projects

The Sense of Beauty: when science meets the seventh art

1 Nov 2017 — On 16 November at 18:00, a premiere screening of the film "The Sense of Beauty" will take place in the Main Auditorium

ISOLDE: 50 years of cutting-edge science benefitting society

24 Oct 2017 — 50 years ago, the first radioactive beam at ISOLDE was produced

LHC report: xenon in action

24 Oct 2017 — The LHC had the unique opportunity of colliding xenon nuclei over several hours

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