CERN welcomes the Spanish Vice-President

On 29 September, CERN had the pleasure of welcoming the Vice-President of the Government of Spain, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, for a visit of the Laboratory.


From left to right: Lluis Miralles (Head of the General Infrastructure Services department), Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría (Vice-President of the Government of Spain) and José Miguel Jiménez (Head of the Technology department).


The Vice-President was accompanied by Carmen Vela, Spanish Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, Bernardo de Sicart Escoda, Ambassador of Spain to Switzerland, and Ana Menéndez Pérez, Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva.

Their tour started at LHC Point 1, where CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer welcomed them and gave them an introduction to CERN's activities. José Miguel Jiménez, Head of the Technology department, and Lluis Miralles, Head of the General Infrastructure Services department, accompanied them on their visit to the ATLAS control room, the Synchrocyclotron and the CERN Computer Centre (CC). At the CC, Frédéric Hemmer, Head of the Information Technology department, presented the LHC Computing Grid Project.

Their last visit was to the LHC superconducting magnet assembly hall, where they met with CERN scientists from Spain.

by Anaïs Schaeffer