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When a picture is worth a thousand maps

Your first time underground? Can't find the element you're looking for? Even when equipped with a good map and a guide, it can be tough to find your way around the CERN accelerator complex. Luckily, CERN 360° is here to help. >>

USA lays out strategic vision for particle physics

Yesterday saw the publication of the latest P5 report in the United States. Shorthand for Particle Physics Project Prioritisation Panel, the P5 report is the US equivalent of the European Strategy update that was published last year, and it’s good to see that the two reports present a common vision of the direction our field should take over the coming years. >>

LS1 Report: nearing the finish line

The LS1 team will be popping the champagne next week, on Tuesday 27 May, celebrating the completion of the consolidation of the splices in the framework of the SMACC project. >>

10,170 flawless welds

The welding of tubes containing the principal current-carrying busbars in the LHC magnets was one of the main activities of the SMACC project. After a year of preparation and another of intense activity in the tunnel, the last weld was completed on Wednesday 14 May. Over 10,170 welds have been inspected and not a single fault has been found.  >>

CMS inaugurates its high-tech visitor centre

The new Building SL53 on CERN’s Cessy site in France is ready to welcome the thousands of visitors (30,000 in 2013) who come to learn about CMS each year. It boasts low energy consumption and the possibility, in the future, of being heated by recycling the heat given off by the detector. >>

A royal visit

On Wednesday, 21 May, CERN received His Majesty Philippe, King of the Belgians, for a full-day visit of the Laboratory. >>

ATLAS book wins the IPPY awards

Hunting the Higgs, published by Papadakis Publishers in collaboration with the ATLAS experiment has won the Bronze prize in the Science category of the Independent Publisher Book Awards (see here). The Award ceremony will be held on 28 May in New York on the eve of the BookExpo America (see here). >>

CAS course on Power Converters in Baden, Switzerland

The CERN Accelerator School (CAS) and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) recently organised a specialised course on Power Converters, which was held at the Hotel du Parc in Baden, Switzerland from 7 to 14 May 2014. >>

Behind the scenes of GS: health in the workplace

CERN has had its own Medical Service since 1965. Open to members of the personnel, users and visitors, the team offers care and advice with professionalism and commitment. >>

Computer Security: the security marathon

If you believe that “security” is a sprint, that a quick hack is invulnerable, that quick bug fixing is sufficient, that plugging security measures on top of existing structures is good, that once you are secure your life will be easy... then let me convince you otherwise. >>

Ombud's Corner: fellows and students – a win-win equation

The hundreds of Fellows and students working at CERN bring precious new blood into the Laboratory. At the same time, CERN offers them invaluable work experience that will have a significant impact on their future careers. It is important that we all work together to make this a win-win situation with lasting positive effects for all concerned over the years to come. >>

CERN Relay Race | 5 June | Take part!

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Official News

Compulsory declaration of the loss or theft of property and of serious events: New rules and reminder  

Training and Development

Safety training: places available in June  


Enquête de satisfaction Novae  
Available: lead plate from COMPASS experiment  
Gran Sasso Summer Institute 2014  
Reminder of the conditions of use for CERN’s picnic areas  


CERN takes part in the GE200.CH celebrations | 30 May - 1 June  
Internal lecture: The dawn of the Standard Model's revolution | 6 June | Main Auditorium  
Université de Genève | Particle Physics Colloquium | 28 May  
Violin & Piano Recital | 30 May at 7 p.m. | Main Auditorium  
CERN Relay Race | 5 June | Take part!  
CERN Relay Race | 5 June | Get ready!  

Staff Association

Can the supreme authority of CERN Council be conceived without regard to the acquired rights of staff members, active and retired?  
Classical Music Club  
Cern Women's Club  
Dancing Club  
Orientation Club  
Canoë Kayak Club  
Comédie Musicale Drôle et Déjantée !  



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