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There is a buzz about working here

Look around you: what is the nationality of your colleague next door? What kind of profile and education does he/she have? Thousands of people from all over Europe and with a variety of job profiles work in harmony and contribute to the success of the Organization.   >>

Looking ahead

As I write this, I’m on my way to India for a meeting of the funding agencies for large colliders (FALC), and then on to Korea where I’ll be discussing Korea’s role in our increasingly globalized field. >>

The LHC enters a new phase

After achieving the world record energy of 1.18 TeV per proton beam last November, the LHC is now preparing for higher energy and luminosity. >>

Down to the nearest centimetre…

Do you know who was responsible for determining the exact position of the lines reproducing those of the accelerators that were traced on the floor of the Main Building for the fiftieth anniversary celebrations of the PS? Do you know who is checking that Building 40 doesn’t budge an inch during the construction of Building 42? And who would you ask if you wanted to know the exact position of the water pipes in Building x or y? Youri Robert and the team from the Patrimony and Site Information Service (GES-SEM-DOP), of course! >>

You’ve come a long way!

To mark the forthcoming International Women’s Day, on 8 March, Pauline Gagnon, a physicist working on the ATLAS experiment, has launched a project that will show how far women have come in particle physics. On that day, women will be invited to take the controls of all of CERN’s experiments and accelerators. >>

The Christmas list

List making seems to be among mankind’s favourite activities, particularly as the old year draws to a close and the new one begins. >>

The Colliderscope: a real-time show

Ninety-six LED lights distributed over the facade of the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) in Blegdamsvej (Denmark) reproduce the actual signals coming from the Transition Radiation Detector (TRT) in ATLAS. Thanks to the Colliderscope, when a collision occurs below the ground in Geneva, people passing by in Blegdamsvej will be aware of it almost in real-time. >>

Students in search of research scientists

CERN is a magnet for many young people wanting to discover for themselves what the Laboratory is about through a traineeship. During their traineeships, the students develop an interest in engineering, informatics and also in physics, a discipline where there has been a marked fall-off in university applications.  We would therefore encourage you to take part in hosting students. >>

The coffee-time challenge


Literature in Focus - A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

By Gian Francesco Giudice (CERN) Oxford University Press, 2009 At this very moment the most ambitious scientific experiment of all time is beginning, and yet its precise aims are little understood by the general public. >>

Juan Antonio Rubio Rodriguez (1944 – 2010)

It was with deep sorrow and great sadness that we learnt that Juan Antonio Rubio Rodriguez had passed away on 16th January 2010. >>

Homage to Professor Hans-Åke Gustafsson

It was with deep sadness that we learned of the death of Professor Hans-Åke Gustafsson, an internationally recognized scientist, beloved colleague and friend. >>

Official News

Standing Concertation Committee  
Pension payment dates in 2010  
Staff Rules and Regulations – Modification No. 4 to the 11th edition  
Staff Rules and Regulations – Modification No. 3 to the 11th edition  
Adjustments to financial and social benefits  
CHIS - Annual adjustment of benefits and fixed contributions  
Validity of your safety awareness training  
To all members of personnel in receipt of remuneration from CERN  

Training and Development

CERN Technical training: Available places in forthcoming courses  
Noise Training - ’Bruit – Connaître les risques liés au bruit‘  
New Office Software course format  
CERN Technical training: Available places in forthcoming courses  
Technical training: AXEL-2010 - Introduction to particle accelerators  

General Information

French Customs  
Modification of Telecom Lab opening hours  
E-mail to SMS service change  

Staff Association

Assizes : building a team in which everyone finds his place  
Fund Raising for Haiti  
Special Offers  
Dancing Club  
Cultural activities  
Concert Club