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Blue skies for CLOUD

Through the recently approved CLOUD experiment, CERN will soon be contributing to climate research. Tests are being performed on the first prototype of CLOUD, an experiment designed to assess cosmic radiation influence on cloud formation. >>

A word from the DG: Improved safety at CERN

One of the important objectives of my term of office is improving safety at CERN. My consideration of safety issues over the last few months, in conjunction with the Safety Commission and the Heads of Department, has led me to define a new approach for the implementation of safety policy at CERN. >>

The thousandth ALICE member

On Friday 13 October, the ALICE Collaboration Board accepted, as full members, nine new institutes, bringing the number of scientists from 982 to 1015. >>

A false explosion for a real intervention

Together with their French and Swiss counterparts, the CERN Fire Brigade carried out a spectacular exercise in the LHCb cavern. It was designed to test the coordination of the fire and rescue services of the Organization's two Host States. >>

A New Superconducting Wire for Future Accelerators

The CARE/NED project has developed a new superconducting wire that can achieve very high currents (1400 amps) at high magnetic fields (12 teslas). >>

Discovery Mondays - 'The LHC: an accelerator of science'

Is the LHC about to turn the theories of the infinitesimally small on their heads? Whether or not this proves to be the case, physicists hope that the 27-kilometre-long accelerator due to be commissioned at the end of 2007 will shake up the Standard Model. >>

Events at the Globe of Science and Innovation

CERN is organising a series of lectures based on the exhibition >>

Two Nobel Prize winners in two days

Living legend of physics, Professor Chen Ning Yang, delivered his CERN Colloquium in the Main Auditorium on 12th October (see photo). >>

Wolfgang Schnell (1929 - 2006)

Wolfgang Schnell passed away on 2nd October after an illness which he endured with great courage and lucidity. >>

Official News

Annual general meeting of the pension fund  

Training and Development

Texas Instruments Technical Seminar: Power Management and Wireless  
Technical Training: Places available and full programme  
Language training  

General Information

Great Britain at CERN  
Information from the Users Office  
Notice of car park and road closures  
Flu Vaccination  
End of support for Windows 2000, Office 2000 and Office XP at CERN  
Upgrade of telephone exchange  
Décès - French version only  
Conférences extérieures - Université de Genève - French version only  

Staff Association

Other activities  
Club news and cultural activities  
Elections to Staff Council  
Five-Yearly Review: TREF avoids the worst!  



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