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De-squeeze the beams: the TOTEM and ATLAS/ALFA experiments

A special week-long proton–proton run with larger beam sizes at the interaction point is intended to probe the p-p elastic scattering regime at small angles. >>

There’s more to particle physics at CERN than colliders

CERN’s scientific programme must be compelling, unique, diverse, and integrated into the global landscape of particle physics. One of the Laboratory’s primary goals is to provide a diverse range of excellent physics opportunities and to put its unique facilities to optimum use, maximising the scientific return. >>

News from Council - September 2016

I would like to inform you of the main news from the Council this week. First of all, the Council congratulated CERN and the Collaborations on the superb performance of the accelerator complex and experiments. It has been a great year so far, with important physics results across the whole spectrum of the CERN research programme. >>

LHC Report: playing with angles

Ready (after a machine development period), steady (running), go (for a special run)! >>

LHCb Early Career Scientist Awards

On 15 September 2016, the LHCb collaboration awarded the first set of prizes for outstanding contributions of early career scientists. >>

The fourth edition of the ASP took place in Kigali

The fourth biennial African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications (ASP) took place on 1-19 August in Africa’s cleanest city, Kigali in Rwanda. >>

How the LHC is inspiring a Smart Urban Farm Startup

Innovative ideas blossom at the KT Entrepreneurship meet-ups. >>

Computer Security: e-mail is broken and there is nothing we can do

Have you ever received an e-mail from a friend or someone you know and been surprised or appalled by its contents? Or, worse, have you have received a response to an e-mail that wasn’t written by you? Maybe with similarly surprising or appalling contents? If yes, welcome to the insecurity of the mail protocol, where nothing is as it seems… >>

Ombud’s Corner: the gift of feedback (part 2)

“When feedback is specific and timely, and also accompanied by a genuinely positive intention, it may be considered to be a gift”. This was the concluding message of the article in the last Bulletin. But how can negative feedback be perceived as an appreciated and useful gift? >>

Johan Blouw (1968 - 2016)

We deeply mourn the untimely departure of our dear friend and colleague Johan Blouw, who unexpectedly passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016, leaving behind a wife and three children. >>

Siegmund Brandt (1936 – 2016)

With deep sorrow, I must announce that our colleague Siegmund Brandt passed away on Sunday last week after a long struggle with illness. >>

Werner Kienzle (1936 – 2016)

Werner was born in Wiernsheim, a small town in Baden-Württemberg close to Stuttgart. His childhood was profoundly marked by the war and the death of his father on the German eastern front. >>

SAFETY ALERT - Failure of brass non-return valves in gas point installations

There have been three recent failures in brass non-return valves in separate high pressure gas point installations across CERN. Whilst each was in a different gas service, the visual nature of the failure has been similar. >>

European Researchers’ Night: Activities at CERN for All Audiences | 30 September

On Friday 30 September, CERN will be among the scientific organisations and institutes of over 300 towns and cities in Europe taking part in the European Researchers’ Night. >>

Official News

SAFETY ALERT - Failure of brass non-return valves in gas point installations  
Annual Information Meeting of the Pension Fund | 26 October  
Elections to the Senior Staff Advisory Committee (“The Nine”) 2016  

Training and Development

Safety Training: "Habilitation électrique - Electrician Low Voltage - Initial" course in October  
Upcoming training sessions (up to end October) - Places available  


Modifications sur l'autoroute A1 - secteur Genève Aéroport  
Don't miss the 2016 CERN Road Race  
Network migration for printers  
Register now for ISOTDAQ 2017  
New location of the Learning and Development group  
New AIDA-2020 call for breakthrough detector technologies  


KT seminar on entrepreneurship | "From CERN engineer to company founder: my journey" by Julio Lucas | 26 September  
CERN Library | Carlos Chimal presents his book "El Universo en un puñado de átomos" | 26 September  
European Researchers’ Night: Activities at CERN for All Audiences | 30 September  
“France@CERN” 2016 | 3-4 October  
Diversity Programme | Tasneem Zahra Husain presents her book “Only the Longest Threads” | 4 October  
Science Writing Workshop | 5 October | 09:00 – 15:00  
Workshop on Promoting Particle Physics Worldwide | Friday 7 October 09:00 – 14:00  
CMS Create #2 | 3-4 October | Register now!  
UNIGE in space... hunting astroparticles  

Staff Association

Children’s Day-Care Centre (EVE) and School kicked off the school year 2016-2017  
Nicolas Delruelle  
Offre pour nos membres  
Cine club