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Diversifying to stay healthy

Although the eyes of the world are almost all on the LHC and its four large experiments, there are hundreds of scientists working on experiments installed at the smaller accelerators. Below is a short tour of a less visible face of CERN that is bursting with vitality and new ideas. >>

Broadening our horizons

There’s more to CERN than the LHC, and there’s more to particle physics than CERN. This has always been true, but with the LHC on the verge of collecting its first data, now is the right time to consider carefully what that means for us. >>

The Latest from the LHC

The last repaired dipole for Sector 3-4 has been lowered into the LHC tunnel. >>

Angels or demons? You decide!

The new film Angels & Demons starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard is being premiered worldwide on 15 May, but you could see it 10 days earlier at a special preview screening as the CERN Press Office has a limited number of tickets to give away. >>

‘Accelerating Science’ - full throttle physics

CERN’s new travelling exhibition has been inaugurated as part of the celebrations to mark the 450th anniversary of the University of Geneva. It will then take up temporary residence in the Globe of Science and Innovation before setting off on a tour of Europe. >>

ALICE gets its first ‘upgrade’

The ALICE experiment has reached another milestone with the successful installation of the first two modules of the electromagnetic calorimeter. >>

Guido Tonelli elected next CMS spokesperson

Guido Tonelli has been elected as the next CMS spokesperson. He will take over from Jim Virdee on January 1, 2010, and will head the collaboration through the first crucial year of data-taking. >>

CERN honours Carlo Rubbia

Carlo Rubbia turned 75 on March 31, and CERN held a symposium to mark his birthday and pay tribute to his impressive contribution to both CERN and science. >>

CERN Relay Race 2009

The CERN relay race will take place around the Meyrin site on Thursday 14th May starting at 12:15. If possible, please avoid driving on the site during this 20-minute period. >>

Official News

Income Tax in France  
Standing Concertation Committee  
Tax declaration: for the attention of members of the personnel and pensioners living in France  

Training and Development

CERN Academic Training Programme 2008/2009   
CERN Management & Communication Training programme  
CERN Technical Training: available Places in forthcoming Courses   
Language Training: French courses  
CERN Technical Training: available Places in forthcoming Courses   
CERN Technical Training: LABVIEW courses include RADE  
CERN Technical Training: new courses on computer security  

General Information

Visit of Belgian Firms at CERN  
Preparation for Retirement Seminar  
Maintenance of the CERN telephone exchanges  
Geneva University