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La Méditerranée s'invite au CERN

Du 4 au 15 octobre, l'académie artistique du Pays Catalan, basée à Perpignan, expose au bâtiment principal du CERN peintures et sculptures sur le thème de la Méditerranée. >>

Printable colour version now available for download

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Georges Charpak: 1924-2010

All of CERN was deeply saddened to learn the news that our friend and colleague, Georges Charpak, passed away on 29 September 2010. >>

An excellent performance for the non-LHC programme

With the LHC firmly in the public eye, the rest of CERN’s accelerator complex and experimental programme isn’t getting the attention it richly deserves, so I’ve decided to address that in my message this week. After all, even the LHC relies on the machines that deliver its beams day after day with little or no fanfare. It’s time for the people involved with those machines and the experiments that use them, to step forward and take their share of the limelight. >>

The latest from the LHC : Training for higher intensities

Three weeks of intense machine development were brought to a satisfactory conclusion on the night of 21 September with the final validation of the machine protection systems for operation with bunch trains. The machine is now ready to accept more and more trains of bunches. >>

RAMSES stands guard over the accelerator chain

RAMSES, the system that is used to monitor radiation at the LHC, CNGS, CTF3 and n-TOF facilities, will soon be installed at strategic points in the accelerator chain, replacing the older monitoring system ARCON. The replacement programme has already begun. >>

CERN-EU relationship provides various opportunities

The relationship between the EU and CERN continues to grow stronger, as the Director-General and the President of Council recently visited Brussels to discuss the progress made since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in July 2009. With financial cuts and budget reductions plaguing research programmes across the world, the MoU is a solid basis for enhancing existing or developing new synergies between the two parties.  >>

Pakistan flood damage mapped by UNOSAT at CERN

As the waters recede, the Pakistan floods are attracting less attention in the world's media. But at the CERN-based headquarters of UNOSAT, the UN Institute for Training and Research Operational Satellite Application Programme, mapping the damage caused by the floods remains the top priority as the “emergency phase” is only now beginning to level off.   >>

CLIC expands to include the Southern Hemisphere

Australia has recently joined the CLIC collaboration: the enlargement will bring new expertise and resources to the project, and is especially welcome in the wake of CERN budget redistributions following the recent adoption of the Medium Term Plan. >>

Photowalk contest winners

The local winners of the global particle physics Photowalk have been announced by the five participating laboratories. At CERN, Diego Giol and Christian Stephani were the jury’s favourites, and their photos will now go forward to the global vote, competing against the local winners from DESY in Germany, Fermilab in the US, KEK in Japan and TRIUMF in Canada. Two prizes are to be awarded, one selected by a global jury, the other by popular vote – it’s time to get voting! >>

Enhancing the visibility of new technologies

After several years of experience and reflection on the subject of technology transfer, CERN has formalised its policy for managing the intellectual property linked to its technology transfer activities.   >>

Science by night – it's magic!

The control rooms of the LHC and its experiments threw open their doors to 150 youngsters on European Researchers Night and the place was buzzing with excitement all evening!    >>

Physikshow is a hit in the Globe

Students from the University of Bonn put on three highly successful performances of their "Physikshow", a theatrical journey into the world of particles. >>

Biocell Training course mandatory for accessing the LHC tunnel from 1 December 2010

Following the incident in Sector 3-4 on 19 September 2008, which led to a major helium release in the LHC tunnel, measures have been put in place to reinforce safety awareness and training for all those accessing the tunnel.   >>

Film Presentation: The Big Bang Machine by BBC (2008)

Professor Brian Cox visits Geneva to take a look around CERN's Large Hadron Collider before the vast, 27km long machine is sealed off and a simulation experiment begins to try to create the conditions that existed a billionth of a second after the Big Bang. >>

News from the Library : Citation counts: Web of Science @ CERN

The online information resources available to the CERN Community have recently increased by an additional database: Web of Science. >>

Training and Development

CERN Technical training: Available places in forthcoming courses  
General and Professional French Courses  

General Information

Entrance - Prévessin site  
Reduced service of the “IT Service Desk” (Computing Helpdesk) on the after noon of Friday 8 October 2010  
Temporary new opening hours for Gate C  
Medical Service Information  
Vaccination against seasonal influenza  

Staff Association

RESOLUTION OF 10th September 2010 concerning the PENSION FUND  
COMÉDIE Genève