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Higgs boson: the winner takes it all?

Since its discovery in 2012, the Higgs boson has been in the spotlight for both experimentalists and theorists. In addition to its confirmed role in the mass mechanism, recent papers have discussed its possible role in the inflation of the universe and in the matter-antimatter imbalance. Can a single particle be responsible for everything? >>

Promoting respect at home and abroad

This week, I’d like to focus on respect, whether at home, at work or on the international scene. Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the SESAME laboratory in Jordan along with the new European Commissioner for Research, Carlos Moedas. Since taking up his post, Mr Moedas has attached great importance to the role science can play in diplomacy, and the visit was on his initiative. >>

LHC Report: reaching high intensity

After both beams having been ramped to their full energy of 6.5 TeV, the last two weeks saw the beam commissioning process advancing on many fronts. An important milestone was achieved when operators succeeded in circulating a nominal-intensity bunch. During the operation, some sudden beam losses resulted in beam dumps at top energy, a problem that needed to be understood and resolved. >>

Girls, get connected!

On 23 April this year, the fifth annual "International Girls in ICT Day” took place: events all over the world gave young women the chance to see ICT from a new perspective, encouraging them to imagine a career in the field. This year, CERN took part! >>

LHCf: ready to go

Reinstalled in the tunnel at the end of 2014, the two detectors of the LHCf experiment are now ready for operation. The first data should be taken in May. >>

International Geneva: discover the world of meteorology and climatology

On 7 May, the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) will give a seminar presenting WMO’s work to colleagues at CERN. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the UN’s authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its weather and its climate. >>

AMS Days: "the results are phenomenal"

Following the conclusion of the successful AMS Days at CERN, we sat down with leading minds in space science and particle physics to discuss their thoughts on the recent positron-excess results as well as the future of the AMS physics programme. >>

EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas visits SESAME

The European Commissioner for research, science and innovation, Carlos Moedas, visited the SESAME laboratory in Jordan on Monday 13 April. When it begins operation in 2016, SESAME, a synchrotron light source, will be the Middle East’s first major international science centre, carrying out experiments ranging from the physical sciences to environmental science and archaeology. >>

Highlights from e-EPS: the 2015 EPS High Energy Physics Prize winners

The EPS High Energy Physics Division announces the winners of its 2015 prizes, which will be awarded at the Europhysics Conference on High-Energy Physics (EPS-HEP 2015), Vienna (Austria) 22−29 July. Many people from CERN were among the winners. >>

Computer Security: Hacking CERN - a win-win for all

The first round of the CERN WhiteHat Challenge has finished (see here). At the end of March, CERN was "attacked" by a dozen students from the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria. >>

Ombud’s Corner: Do you speak CERNese?

CERNese is the language spoken here: based on English and French, it’s a mixture of accents, pronunciations and body languages that go well together. CERNese is also an attitude: we make an effort to understand others and to ensure that other people understand what we say. Do you speak this language? >>

Matthieu Cattin (1982 - 2015)

We deeply regret to announce the death of Matthieu Cattin on 13 April 2015. >>

David Fiander (1931 - 2015)

It was with shock and sorrow that we heard that Dave Fiander had passed away on 29 March.  >>

José Mariano Gago (1948 - 2015)

Many people in the particle-physics community will be deeply saddened to learn that José Mariano Gago passed away on 17 April. >>

Till Moritz Karbach (1979 - 2015)

Till Moritz Karbach, a 35-year-old physicist on the LHCb experiment, suffered a fatal fall on 9 April while rock climbing near the city of Pegnitz in southern Germany. Despite the immediate attention of his companions and the rapid arrival of medical help, he passed away at the scene of the accident. >>

Hervé Milcent (1965 - 2015)

We deeply regret to announce the death of Hervé Milcent on 12 April 2015. >>

FameLab Final | Show your support! | 8 May | Restaurant 1

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Forum | Women in leadership | 29 April | Uni Dufour

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Official News

Taxation In France | Memorandum concerning the annual internal taxation certificate and the declaration of income for 2014  
Tax declaration: for the attention of members of the personnel and pensioners living in France  
Composition of the Joint Advisory Disciplinary Board (JADB) - 2015 Exercise  
Composition of the Joint Advisory Appeals Board (JAAB) - 2015 Exercise  
Annual Report 2014 from the Human Resources Department  

Training and Development

Places available - Technical management courses (up to end July)  
Safety Training: places available in May and June 2015  
Personal Development and Communication courses  


Post-campaign information from the Infirmary  
Restaurant closures during holiday period  
Prévessin site: Pedestrian and cycle entrance  
CERN Accelerator School: Registration open for Advanced Accelerator Physics course  
2015 European School of High-Energy Physics  


FameLab Final | Show your support! | 8 May | Restaurant 1  
Forum | Women in leadership | 29 April | Uni Dufour  
CERN Relay Race | 21 May | Take part!  
Diversity in Action workshop | 5 May | Technoparc Business Centre  
Forum | Accelerating respect @ CERN | 5 May | Council Chamber  

Staff Association

Crisis meeting  
Go Sport Vouchers  
Tragic loss at CERN  
General Assembly  
60th Anniversary  
Nordic Walking Classes  
soirées Rock - Cuban salsa, bachata and Kizomba workshops  
Deep Red (Profondo Rosso)  
Permanences GAG-EPA  



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