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Awakening the potential of plasma acceleration

Civil engineering has begun for the new AWAKE experiment, which looks to push the boundaries of particle acceleration. This proof-of-principle experiment will harness the power of wakefields generated by proton beams in plasma cells, producing accelerator gradients hundreds of times higher than those used in current RF cavities. >>

Safety on our roads

It’s almost the end of August, and many of us are returning to CERN after a well-earned rest. >>

LS1 Report: A highly choreographed ballet in the SPS

With only one short month left until beam, the SPS teams have been kept busy with powering and operations tests. Alongside this demanding work, they have also successfully removed and replaced four key elements of the accelerator. >>

An iron hand in a velvet glove

The various parts of the ATLAS detector were designed to be moveable, just like in a toy construction set, allowing access to the sub-detectors inside. However, unlike toy bricks, the components of this giant of physics weigh up to 1000 tonnes and need to be repositioned with a precision of as high as 300 microns. >>

Ready to don a white coat?

What better way to learn than to try yourself? That’s the idea of S'Cool LAB, a new teaching laboratory: it offers school-children visiting CERN the chance to take part in a half-day practical workshop in a purpose-equipped lab. >>

First beam in Linac4 DTL

Following the installation of the Linac4 Drift Tube Linac (DTL) earlier this summer (see here), the first DTL tank saw beams at 12 MeV on 5 August. >>

Discover POPSCIENCE on Researchers' Night

On Friday 26 September 2014, CERN will be celebrating European Researchers' Night at three venues in Geneva and St. Genis-Pouilly. Inspired by Andy Warhol, this year's theme is “Pop science is for everyone”. >>

Behind the scenes of GS: security affects us all

A CERN manager, supported by two outside companies, manages the three entities in the GS Department that are in charge of various aspects of security. In total, about 80 people, 300 cameras, a surveillance centre (CSA) and 22 kilometres of fences are responsible for ensuring that the Organization is secure. But in spite of these significant resources, the best strategy for maintaining a good level of security at CERN is the active support of its users. >>

Computer Security: Thirty years since "1984" - How close was Orwell to today’s interconnected world?

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the time depicted in the novel 1984, written by the visionary George Orwell in 1947/8, as well as the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web being invented at CERN. To mark this occasion, both the Cineglobe Film Festival at CERN and the Latitude Festival in the UK are holding panel discussions on the technological and socio-cultural implications of our infinite connectedness in an age of internet surveillance: “How close is our world to that of Orwell's nightmare?” >>

Discover POPSCIENCE on Researchers' Night

On Friday 26 September 2014, CERN will be celebrating European Researchers' Night at three venues in Geneva and St. Genis-Pouilly. Inspired by Andy Warhol, this year's theme is “Pop science is for everyone”. >>

Maintenance of the CERN telephone exchanges

Maintenance work will be carried out on the CERN telephone exchanges between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. on 26 August. >>

Official News

Annual Information Meeting of the Pension Fund  

Training and Development

Language courses  
Safety training: places available in July and August  

Announcements

THE Port: Hackathon at CERN | Apply now!  
Maintenance of the CERN telephone exchanges  
Restaurant closures: summer 2014  

Events

Public Lecture | Philipe Lebrun | "Particle accelerators" | 2 September  
Internal conference in the framework of CERN’s 60th anniversary | 8 September  
Exhibition | CERN Micro Club | 1-30 September  
"Science and Peace" symposium to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first Council session | 19 September  
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

For a better consideration of families  
CineClub  
Cern WoMen's Club  
CERN Cricket Club  
CERN Dancing Club  
New partner - Forestland  
Exhibition - Fisherman  
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