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Calendar for the forthcoming indefinite contract review procedure   >>

Visas for Switzerland and France - Time needed to process applications

Please note that any person required to be in possession of a visa in order to take up functions at CERN must start the application process sufficiently early to allow the visa to be issued in time. >>

Annual Information Meeting of the Pension Fund (General Meeting)

All members and beneficiaries of the Pension Fund are invited to attend the Annual Information Meeting to be held in the CERN Council Chamber on Wednesday 12 September 2012 from 10 am to 12 pm * Coffee and croissants will be served prior to the meeting as of 9:30 am. >>

News Articles

Our dear boson – and so what?  
Something far, far bigger than ourselves  
LHC Report: a Roman potpourri  
A proposal: LEIR to serve biomedicine  
Retirement postponed!  
Socially responsible investments  
Of Mind and (sub-atomic) Matter  
The Higgs boson: treated like a rock star  
The Higgs seminar, by those who were there  
New ALPHA-2 magnet  
Les Horribles Cernettes - "Goodbye CERN" concert  
No app for that? Make it yourself!  
Sometimes age is just a detail  
CERN welcomes Intel Science Fair winners  
Make-A-Wish recipient visits CERN  
“Bike to work”, a successful motto  
LHC 2012 proton run extended by seven weeks  
Music, videos and the risk for CERN  
Ombuds’ corner: Relationship to authority  
News from the Library: Stay connected and informed, try Mendeley!  
Spring report of the Pension Fund  
Hannes Schwarzbauer (1950 - 2012)  
Claude Dangoisse (1956 - 2012)  

Training and Development

Safety Training: places available in July / August 2012  
Summer French courses for BEGINNERS (9 July to 23 August)  
Summer Oral Expression English course  


CERN's live webcasts  


New arrivals  
Collide@CERN: exclusive open rehearsal of Gilles Jobin's last piece  

Staff Association

An unsatisfactory contract policy