CERN Accelerating science



Members of the personnel shall be deemed to have taken note of the news under this heading. Reproduction of all or part of this information by persons or institutions external to the Organization requires the prior approval of the CERN Management.

The latest Official News articles appear below; for past articles, please see the Official News archive.

Procedure for obtaining visas for Switzerland and France Signature rights

In accordance with the Status Agreements with CERN, Switzerland and France facilitate the entry of members of the Organization’s personnel on to their territories.  Where relevant, detailed procedures for obtaining visas apply. >>

CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS) Contributions – Changes for 2012

Following the 2010 five-yearly review of financial and social conditions, which included the CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS), the CERN Council decided in December 2010 to progressively increase the level of contributions over the period 2011-2015. >>

"Les Grangettes" no longer approved hospital as of 1.1.2012

The negotiations for a new tariff agreement with "Les Grangettes", conducted jointly by CERN and partner international organizations, did not reach a positive conclusion. As a result, "Les Grangettes" ceased being an approved hospital on 31 December 2011. >>

News Articles

5th report from the LHC performance workshop  
4th report from the LHC performance workshop  
3rd report from the LHC performance workshop  
2nd report from the LHC performance workshop  
1st report from the LHC performance workshop  
New CMS management: catching the Higgs (or non-Higgs)  
Putting science on the agenda  
LHC Report: Restart preparations continue  
Swimming against the tide: explaining the Higgs  
All aboard!  
Studying antimatter with laser precision  
Authors or signatories?  
The Metaphoros metamorphosis  
Growing expertise in Africa: CERN-UNESCO's 3rd Digital Library School  
"I can't wait to find out what Nature has in store for us"  
Collide@CERN: sharing inspiration  
CERN exhibition wins yet another design prize  
How neutrons and neutrinos translate into crotchets and quavers  
Model United Nations comes to CERN  
Evacuation drill at CMS  
A place in the sun for EXPLORER  
Is your Android running a temperature?  
Book Presentation: “L’Energia del vuoto” by Bruno Arpaia  
Milla Baldo Ceolin (1924-2011)  

Training and Development

Safety Training: places available in February  
English Course  


European Strategy Preparatory Group - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS  
CERN openlab Summer Student Programme  


5th Physics and Society Forum - EPS  

Staff Association

2011: What a year!  
Nursery School  
Dancing Club  
Cine Club  
Golf Club  
Car Club  
English Book Club  
Ski Club  
Women's Club  
Théâtre Le Poche  
Théâtre de Carouge