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Not just a facelift but a real change in the way that safety at CERN is supported by the Organization: the Safety Commission becomes the occupational Health & Safety and Environmental protection (HSE) Unit. The new name reflects a profound change in terms of vision, mission and, above all, effectiveness.   >>

Three ingredients for a healthy future

In my messages, I usually focus on one subject at a time. This week, however, there are three points I wish to draw to your attention: safety, the Laboratory’s urban plan and the opening up of CERN to potential new  Member States. >>

A new record peak luminosity for the LHC

Two weeks of dedicated machine development paid off last weekend when the LHC ran for physics with three nominal intensity (∼1011 protons) bunches in each beam.   >>

The EN Department has a new leader

Roberto Saban takes over as new Engineering Department leader on 1 July 2010, at a time when the LHC is entering a stable operation phase. Roberto Saban presents his plans and vision.   >>

An urban plan for CERN

The GS Department has just initiated several preliminary studies with a view to the elaboration of an urban plan for CERN. The aim is to re-define the organisation of the Laboratory's infrastructures and give it a new lease of life where the top priorities are environmental protection and quality of life for all who work here. >>

A technology developed at CERN captures the sun's energy

A civil-engineering company has recently started using thermal solar panels based on ultra-high vacuum technology developed at CERN. By efficiently preventing heat loss, the technology allows water to be heated to several hundred degrees, even in a temperate climate. >>

Moving into the third dimension

One detail at a time, digital 3-D models of CERN’s various machines are being created by the Integration Section in the Machines & Experimental Facilities Group (EN/MEF) . The work, which requires painstaking attention to detail on a colossal scale, facilitates improvements to existing accelerators and the design of new machines in the future. >>

New auditorium for CERN

Since September 2009 the PH and GS Departments have been working very closely together on the renovation project for Building 222. The building is now being transformed into an auditorium with a seating capacity of 200. Work began on 15 November 2009 and will be completed just in time for the first conferences. >>

Children's drawings exhibited in the Globe

"Draw Me A Physicist" has been a success. Members of the public visiting the exhibition in the Globe of Science and Innovation have praised the scientific and creative balance the children of neighbouring France and the Canton of Geneva have obtained through their visit to CERN.   >>

A new mural for the Globe

A 53 metre long and 6 metre high mural has graced the ramp of the Globe since 21 June. Containing life-size photos of the CMS experiment and an event in the ATLAS detector, its visual impact cannot fail to rouse visitors' curiosity. >>

Highlights of the inauguration ceremony for the new permanent exhibition

The new “Universe of Particles" permanent exhibition in the Globe was unveiled this week to its first visitors. On Monday, 28 June, in the presence of representatives of the local authorities, CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer cut the ribbon; on Tuesday, 29 and Wednesday 30 June the Globe's doors remained open for visits by the CERN personnel. >>

The Library quenches your thirst

As you might know, the CERN Library switched to an (almost) fully electronic journal collection a couple of years ago ; now all subscribed journals are accessible online except some magazines and reviews.   >>

The Hardronic Festival doubles in size

The Hardronic Festival is one of the most popular events of the summer at CERN. Given its big success and the huge number of bands wanting to perform, this year the organisers have decided to hold it over two and a half days. Don’t miss it on the evening of 16 July and all day on 17 July!   >>

And now, for the winners.

The Computer Security Day held on 10 June was a success. There were eight presentations, with some forty people attending each session.   >>

Rob Wolf 1947-2010

We deeply regret to announce the death of Mr Rob WOLF on 20.06.2010. Mr Rob Wolf, born on 07.06.1947, worked in the TE Department and had been employed at CERN since 15. >>

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