Programme for International Women’s Day

CERN will be organising a number of actions to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March.

Women working in differents sectors of CERN.

As the main aim of the event is to enhance the visibility of women working at CERN, women will be in the majority at the controls of the experiments and accelerators throughout the day, as well as acting as guides for CERN’s official visits.

There will also be several photo and poster exhibitions, mainly in the “Pas Perdus” area of the Main Building, but also at various points open to the public. An exhibition by Italy's National Institute for Particle Physics (INFN) on Italian women working in the LHC experiments and other photo collections will also be on display.

Paola Catapano of the Communication Group will interview women physicists at work in the control rooms of all four experiments and in the CCC throughout the day.    

On CERN’s initiative, other laboratories will also take part in the event, and stickers will be handed out to all those wishing to show their support for the initiative.


by Laëtitia Pedroso