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Sprucing up the site

Office too hot, or too cold? Leaky roof? Very soon you will start noticing the results of the new site consolidation work that this year has been made a priority with a 10-fold increase in budget. >>

Restoring CERN’s basic fabric

Many of you will have noticed work going on around the CERN site: old trees are being removed, plumbing is being installed and scaffolding is going up around buildings. >>

The Latest from the LHC

The 53rd and final magnet for the Sector 3-4 repairs was lowered into the tunnel on Thursday, 30 April, marking the end of repair work above ground. >>

CERN as a large-scale "Auberge Espagnole"

The film director Cédric Klapisch recently visited CERN to scout out locations for a forthcoming film. >>

Awards and honours

President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, presenting Fabiola Gianotti with her award on 7 March. >>

‘Physics on board’ sets sail!

In 2005, Italy’s National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) introduced a fun new educational initiative called ‘Physics on board’. CERN is now also on board, coordinating the project’s extension to European level and the participation of scientists from Portugal, Spain and France. >>

CERN’s light guide sold for a good cause

On 26 March, a light guide donated by CERN received the lion’s share at a prestigious Sotheby’s auction in favour of the WISH foundation (Women in Science and Humanities). >>

Proton movies

A humorous short film made by three secondary school students received an award at a Geneva film festival. >>

CERN Relay Race

The CERN relay race, now in its 39th year, is already a well-known tradition, but this year the organizers say the event will have even more of a festival feeling. >>

Official News

Income tax in France  
Change of residence in Switzerland and Swiss "Attestation de départ" (departure certificate)  
Recent "phishing" attacks  

Training and Development

CERN Academic Training Programme 2008/2009   
CERN Technical Training: available Places in forthcoming Courses   
CERN Management & Communication Training programme  

General Information

Visit of Belgian firms to CERN  
Eat well and be active  
Geneva University  
New opening hours of the gates  



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