CERN Accelerating science




The first neutron beam hits EAR2

On 25 July 2014, about a year after construction work began, the Experimental Area 2 (EAR2) of CERN’s neutron facility n_TOF recorded its first beam. Unique in many aspects, EAR2 will start its rich programme of experimental physics this autumn. >>

Getting to know international Geneva

Over recent years, CERN has been tightening its links with fellow organisations in Geneva’s vibrant international community. >>

LS1 Report: Summer cool down

As the final LS1 activities are carried out in the machine, teams have been cooling down the accelerator sector by sector in preparation for beams. >>

ISOLDE back on target

Today, Friday 1 August, the ISOLDE installation, supplied by the beams of the PS Booster, restarted its physics programme. After a shutdown of almost a year and a half, there was a real buzz in the air as the first beam of protons hit the target of the first post-LS1 ISOLDE experiment. >>

The light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter

With the LHC restart just a few months away, the future of the accelerator is as hot a topic as ever. In June, in the framework of the Medium-Term Plan, the CERN Council endorsed the construction of the LHC's successor, the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), which is set to take over from 2025 onwards. >>

Computer Security: Your iPhone as a key-logger

In the past, we have repeatedly elaborated on the computer security risk of using smartphones. Today, something new for the paranoid: did you know your smart phone can be used to spy on your PC’s keyboard?!  >>

Official News

New procedure for declaring changes in family and personal situation  

Training and Development

Management and communication courses – Places available  
Safety training: places available in July and August  
A breath of fresh air for cryogenics training  


THE Port: Hackathon at CERN | Apply now!  
Restaurant closures: summer 2014  
2014 CERN Accelerator Schools: Beam Loss and Accelerator Protection  
Reminder: Bike safety – e-learning module still available!  


Concert | United Nations Orchestra at CERN | 19 September  
CineGlobe Film Festival presents Particle Fever in celebration of CERN's 60th anniversary | 20 September  
Concert | The CERN Choir hits the high notes | Victoria Hall | 30 September  

Staff Association

The 2015 Five-yearly review: diversity in the spotlight  
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Prize Draw   
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