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Highlights from past and future physics

A two-day symposium was held at CERN on 3 and 4 December in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Proton Synchrotron and the twentieth anniversary of LEP. The symposium, entitled “From the Proton Synchrotron to the Large Hadron Collider- 50 Years of Nobel Memories in High-Energy Physics”, included a series of seminars reflecting on the past fifty years in particle physics and an exhibition highlighting CERN’s research over this period. >>

DESY greets CERN

Helmut Dosch, Chairman of the DESY Board of Directors, continues the series of occasional exchanges between CERN and other laboratories world-wide. >>

What a machine!

After becoming the world’s highest energy particle accelerator, the LHC is now making progress in commissioning stable beams and providing more collisions at the four points for several hours at a time. For the first time, beams have circulated with more than one bunch of protons, thus increasing the intensity. >>

Physics for Health in Europe

Medicine increasingly relies on cutting-edge techniques for the early diagnosis and treatment of tumours and other serious diseases. >>

Another year of successful collaboration between ITER and CERN

The 4th meeting of the Steering Committee of the CERN-ITER Collaboration Agreement was held on 19 November at CERN. It marked the end of a second year of successful collaboration between ITER and CERN on superconducting magnets and associated technologies and the establishment of CERN as the ITER “reference laboratory” for superconducting strand testing for the next five years. >>

Meyrin soon to be connected up to the Geneva tram network

The tram service to Meyrin will begin operation on 13 December. Several bus routes, including those with stops at CERN, will be modified as a result. >>

A much needed makeover for Restaurant 3

Inaugurated on 23 November, the newly renovated restaurant room and bar area in Prévessin is already welcoming 50% more CERNois than it used to before the construction. A preliminary project has also been submitted to Management for the construction of a new building designed to become the new nerve-centre of the Prévessin site. >>

CAS School in Germany

The CERN Accelerator School (CAS), the Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research GmbH (GSI) and the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt) jointly organised a course on General Accelerator Physics, at intermediate level, at TU Darmstadt from 27 September to 9 October 2009. >>

Jacques Prentki 1920-2009

 Jacques Prentki passed away at 3.00 a.m. on Sunday, 29 November at the age of 89. >>

Michel Blanc 1952-2009

We deeply regret to announce the death of Mr Michel BLANC on 27 November 2009. Mr BLANC, who was born on 4 April 1952, was a member of the IT Department and had worked at CERN since 1 January 1978. >>

Literature in focus - The Large Hadron Collider: A Marvel of Technology

Inside an insulating vacuum chamber in a tunnel about 100 metres below the surface of the Franco-Swiss plain near Geneva, packets of protons whirl around the 27-km circumference of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at a speed close to that of light, colliding every 25 nanoseconds at four beam crossing points. >>

Noticias oficiales

End-of-year closure 2009/2010  

Formación y desarrollo

New Office Software course format!  

Información general

Bulletin timetable for 2010  
Availability of IT services during the 2009 CERN annual closure  
CERN Shop - Christmas Sale in Bldg. 33  

Asociación de personal

PENSIONS: which place for the “employee” college  
Open letter to President of CERN Council - Geneva, 9 December 2009  
CERN Choir  



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