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Open Days Guide for the CERN-savvy

There’s a lot going on, so make sure to explore! Share your favourite or most unexpected Open Days experiences with us via We’ll include the best stories in the next issue of the Bulletin. >>

Open Days Guide: Kids invade CERN!

Keep the whole family entertained with this mix of zany activities, performances and visits. >>

Open Days Guide: CERN, for a better life

At times, CERN research can seem rather “out there”. After all, how can this work possibly relate to daily life? So, let’s bring it back down to Earth with some real-life examples of CERN technology in action. >>

Health and Safety First

At CERN, health and safety underpin everything we do. We have strict operational procedures in place, as well as health, safety and environment (HSE) requirements to make our working environment as safe as possible. >>

Monday (after work) is party time!

In this interview with Hermann Schmickler, CERN accelerator expert and, more recently, manager of the Open Day organising team, the Bulletin looks behind the scenes of the organisation of CERN’s most popular events for the public.  After the huge endeavour, the “Bosons&More;” party awaits you too! >>

From The Beatles to Bosons

Before embarking on a successful career as a musician, Alan Parsons started out as a sound engineer - earning his first credit on The Beatles’ Abbey Road.  Over the years, he has worked and collaborated with various artists, but 30 September 2013 marks a unique collaboration.  For CERN’s ‘Bosons & More’ party, Alan Parsons Live Project will be sharing the stage with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.  Having already visited CERN in 2011, Alan Parsons provides an insight into his views on science and his upcoming performance at the ‘Bosons & More’ event. >>

They will rock you!

On 30 September, CERN will be the venue for one of the most prestigious events of the year: the concert for the Bosons&More; event, the Organization’s celebration of the remarkable performance of the LHC and all its technical systems, as well as the recent fundamental discoveries. Topping the bill will be the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the CERN Choir, the Zürcher Sing-Akademie and the Alan Parsons Live Project rock group, who have joined forces to create an unforgettable evening’s entertainment. >>

Seen it in the Bulletin? Now see it in real-life!

Detector Technologies (Map: C4): Read more about the construction and physics of the new NA62 straw chambers in “Straw Detector: 1 - Vacuum: 0”. >>

Be smart: Download the app!

What’s the closest snack point to the CLIC test facility? How do you get from your current location to SM18? How do you enter the CERN Open Days photo contest? Finding out is simple: there’s an app for that! >>

CERN celebrates science over and over again!

CERN is getting ready to open its doors for two days of science and entertainment, but the celebrations don’t stop here. From 9 October 2013, France’s Fête de la Science will take up the reins. With more than 1,000 events all over France on the theme “From the infinitely large to the infinitely small", one of them is bound to be taking place near you. >>

CERN: Digitally open, too

The Open Days are here!! From tomorrow onwards, we will be welcoming thousands of people to CERN. No barriers, no boundaries! >>

Ombuds’ corner: Open door and confidentiality

For the Open Days, CERN will be transparent for all visitors. It's also the occasion to remember that the Ombuds' door is fully open every day of the year for all persons working for or on behalf of CERN. >>

Blood Donation | 16 October

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