In a 5-minute presentation, each CERN openlab summer student will introduce the audience to their project, explain the technical challenges they have faced and describe the results of what they have been working on for the past few weeks.
It will be a great opportunity for the students to showcase the progress they have made so far and for the audience of people from the IT and other CERN departments to be informed about various information-technology projects, the solutions that the students have come up with and the potential future challenges they have identified.
This year, the CERN openlab summer student programme hosts 40 students from 19 different nationalities for 9 weeks. Undergraduate and graduate students in computer science and physics have come from all over the world for a summer internship at CERN working on specialized advanced computing projects with applications in High Energy Physics.
As part of the CERN openlab summer-student programme the students have been also invited to attend a series of lectures given by IT experts on advanced CERN-related topics and had the opportunity to visit the CERN facilities and experiments as well as other research laboratories and companies such as IBM, ETH, and OpenSystems.
CERN openlab is a unique public-private partnership between CERN and leading ICT companies that has been created more than 15 years ago to tackle the LHC computing, data and infrastructure challenges. Its mission is to accelerate the development of cutting-edge solutions to be used by the worldwide LHC community.