Volunteers for Researchers’ Night wanted

Every year, on the last Friday of September, the European Researchers’ Night (see here) takes place in about 300 cities all over Europe - promoting research in engaging and fun ways for the general public. This year, CERN will be participating once again, hosting dozens of events across the Balexert shopping centre – and we’ll need YOUR help to make the celebration a success.


From film screenings and celebrity Q&A sessions to “Ask a Researcher” and build-your-own LEGO LHC events, this year’s Researchers’ Night is going to be jam-packed! The fun will kick off prior to the night itself with a mock-up of the LHC tunnel installed in the central court of the Balexert shopping centre, 8-12 September*. CERN people will be on hand to speak to shoppers about the LHC, and to encourage them to participate in Researchers’ Night!

The CERN organisers are recruiting volunteers and support staff for Researchers’ Night and the LHC mock-up pre-event. Both English and French speakers are welcome – though a good level of spoken French is highly appreciated. In return: POP T-shirts, food and drinks, and a lot of fun!

Please contact researchers-night@cern.ch to sign up!

*The mock-up tunnel will be removed on 12 September (volunteers needed). 10 September is a public holiday in Geneva.

by Katarina Anthony