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Beamline for Schools 2016: How to be a CERN scientist

Two teams of high-school students from the UK and Poland had the opportunity to conduct their own experiments at a fully equipped CERN beamline. >>

CERN & Society – Spreading our spirit of scientific curiosity

With the third group of winners of the CERN Beamline for Schools (BL4S) competition on their way home after successfully conducting their experiments at CERN, now is a good time to take a look at the CERN & Society programme. >>

LHC Report: LHC smashes collision records

The Large Hadron Collider is now producing more than a billion proton-proton collisions per second. >>

Looking for charming asymmetries

New results presented by the LHCb collaboration on the decay of particles containing a “charm” quark delve deeper into the mystery of matter-antimatter asymmetry. >>

A new building for testing magnets

A ceremony to mark the laying of the foundation stone of Building 311, which will house a magnetic measurement laboratory, took place on 22 September. >>

Netherlands in the spotlight at the ENLIGHT meeting on particle therapy

The annual meeting of ENLIGHT, which focuses on particle therapy for cancer treatment, was held in the Netherlands. >>

New arrivals

On Tuesday 20 September 2016, recently-recruited staff members and fellows participated in a session in the framework of the Induction Programme. >>

Computer Security: Android’s Armageddon… Reloaded

About 1 billion Android smartphones are facing their Armageddon. Again. >>

Nicolas Delruelle (1965 - 2016)

Nicolas Delruelle passed his degree in aerospace engineering with flying colours at the University of Liège, Belgium, in 1987. He was soon recruited by the FN Moteur company, a subsidiary of Snecma, and was seconded to the Société Européenne de Propulsion (SEP) in Vernon, France, where he worked on testing the cryogenic engines for the third stages of the Ariane rockets. Subsequently he developed and carried out simulations for the new Vulcain cryogenic engine, for use on the Ariane 5 rockets. >>

SAFETY ALERT - Failure of brass non-return valves in gas point installations

There have been three recent failures in brass non-return valves in separate high pressure gas point installations across CERN. Whilst each was in a different gas service, the visual nature of the failure has been similar. >>

Working safely with electronics racks

Think of CERN and you’ll probably think of particle accelerators and detectors. These are the tools of the trade in particle physics, but behind them are the racks of electronics that include power supplies, control systems and data acquisition networks. >>

Bike to work safely (follow-up)

Following a recent article about safe cycling (see here), the Bulletin received a request for more details on the type of accidents that are reported. >>

Official News

SAFETY ALERT - Failure of brass non-return valves in gas point installations  
Annual Information Meeting of the Pension Fund | 26 October  

Training and Development

Upcoming training sessions (up to end October) - Places available  
KT Training: Introduction to knowledge transfer tools | 7 October  


Working safely with electronics racks  
Bike to work safely (follow-up)  
IT User Community Survey  
Exceptional closure of the Medical Service on 11 October  
Heating being put into service  
CERN Accelerator School - Beam injection, extraction and transfer  
2017 European School of Instrumentation in Particle and Astroparticle Physics (ESIPAP) - Registrations  
2017 Joint Universities Accelerator School (JUAS) - Registrations  
Modifications sur l'autoroute A1 - secteur Genève Aéroport  
Network migration for printers  
Register now for ISOTDAQ 2017  
New location of the Learning and Development group  
New AIDA-2020 call for breakthrough detector technologies  


Springer Publishing Booth | 4-5 October  
Coding Pi Science Day | 7-8 October  
Exhibition for the 45 years of the Long-Term Collections | 11-14 October | Main building  
Humanitarian Hackathon @CERN | 14-16 October | Are you ready?  
“France@CERN” 2016 | 3-4 October  
Diversity Programme | Tasneem Zahra Husain presents her book “Only the Longest Threads” | 4 October  
Science Writing Workshop | 5 October | 09:00 – 15:00  
Workshop on Promoting Particle Physics Worldwide | Friday 7 October | 09:00 – 14:00  
CMS Create #2 | 3-4 October | Register now!  

Staff Association

Thank you for attending our public meeting on 22 September!  
Long-Term Collections  
Nicolas Delruelle 1965 - 2016  
Offre pour nos membres  
CERN MicroClub  
CERN Photo club  
CERN Martial Arts Club - Taekwondo Section  
Cine club  
Petanque club