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76666: new hotline for the Access Control Centre

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 18:40
76666: new hotline for the Access Control Centre The CSA is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (Image: CERN)

CERN’s Access Control Centre (known by its French acronym, CSA), which is managed by the Site and Civil Engineering department’s Security Service, can now be reached at a single number: 76666. (The CSA’s old numbers – 78877 and 78878 – are automatically redirected to 76666.)

The CSA is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is there to answer all your security-related questions, from how to access CERN, car parking, roadmarking requests, lost property and suspicious or unattended packages to antisocial conduct, criminal acts, suspicious behaviour, etc.

You can also contact the CSA by email at the following address: access.surveillance@cern.ch.

Reminder: In the event of an emergency or to report an accident, call the CERN Fire and Rescue Service on 74444.

anschaef Thu, 01/20/2022 - 17:40 Byline SCE department Publication Date Thu, 01/20/2022 - 17:38

Online symposium – FUNDAMENTAL: Encounters in Art, Design, and Science

Wed, 19/01/2022 - 15:47
Online symposium – FUNDAMENTAL: Encounters in Art, Design, and Science (Image: ©Metahaven)

On Wednesday 26 January at 4pm (CET), join Daniel Tapia Takaki, Dunne & Raby, Jenna Sutela, Metahaven, Mónica Bello and Stefanie Hessler for the symposium FUNDAMENTAL: Encounters in Art, Design, and Science.

In their pursuit of fundamental questions, art and science largely use different methods, means, and objectives. The focus of this symposium lies on the overlap between the almost ungraspable fundamental processes in physics, and the experimental sites and machines designed and created to render these tangible – and, in essence, offer a shimmering zone of physical proof for their existence.

Since 2019, Arts at CERN and HEAD–Genève have been co-organizing annual symposiums. After the first edition Science meets fiction, Re: View from Nowhere brought together physicists, theorists, artists, and curators in 2020, organised in collaboration with Metahaven. Fundamental is the third edition, jointly organized with Kunsthall Trondheim.

Programme:

  • 16:00–16:15 Welcome, Summary of Previous Symposium, and Introduction — Mónica Bello, Head of Arts at CERN
  • 16:15–16:40 artist collective Metahaven
  • 16:40–17:05 Daniel Tapia Takaki, high-energy nuclear physicist working with the ALICE Experiment at CERN
  • 17:05–17:30 designers Dunne & Raby
  • 17:30–17:55 artist Jenna Sutela
  • 17:55–18:10 Remarks and intro to Q&A — Stefanie Hessler, Director of Kunsthall Trondheim
  • 18:10–18:40 Q&A moderated by Stefanie Hessler

REGISTER HERE

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More information on the Arts at CERN website.

anschaef Wed, 01/19/2022 - 14:47 Publication Date Wed, 01/19/2022 - 14:36

Data Protection Day 2022: “BIG personal DATA protection”

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 16:31
Data Protection Day 2022: “BIG personal DATA protection”

After the success of last year's event, four EIROforum organisations - CERN, EMBL, ESA and ESO - join forces to bring you a shared webinar on data protection on Friday 28 January 2022 from 12 to 2 p.m.

More information on Indico.

 

 

thortala Fri, 01/07/2022 - 15:31 Byline Office of Data Privacy Publication Date Fri, 01/07/2022 - 15:27

Accelerators for the environment: Announcing I.FAST's 2022 Challenge-Based Innovation programme

Wed, 15/12/2021 - 16:28
Accelerators for the environment: Announcing I.FAST's 2022 Challenge-Based Innovation programme

I.FAST, an EU-funded project, announces the first edition of its Challenge-Based Innovation (CBI) programme.

24 Bachelor's to Master's -level students from different disciplines at various European universities will be selected to explore innovative ways in which accelerators and related technologies could be used to meet societal challenges related to Horizon Europe’s missions.

The programme lasts nine days, will be held in English, and will take place at the European Scientific Institute (ESI), located in Archamps, near Geneva. At the end of the programme, students will be invited to CERN to present their work in front of a jury made up of experts from knowledge transfer, industry, science and non-governmental and international organisations operating in fields related to the challenge.

Applications are welcome from students from all backgrounds and disciplines. Preference will be given to students in the second cycle of university studies (between their third and fifth years of university) and to those studying at universities located in countries that are members of I.FAST (see the list at https://ifast-project.eu/participants).

To apply, fill in the form at: http://www.ifast-cbi.particle-accelerators.eu/application/

The application form must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. (Geneva time) on 14 February 2022.

For more information and a detailed calendar of the programme, please read the full article on the I.FAST webpage.

ccoman Wed, 12/15/2021 - 15:28 Byline Nicolas Delerue Publication Date Wed, 12/15/2021 - 15:19

CERN Courier webinar on the ITER project - 16 December

Tue, 07/12/2021 - 12:14
CERN Courier webinar on the ITER project - 16 December thortala Tue, 12/07/2021 - 11:14

Join the audience for a live webinar at 3 p.m. CET on 16 December 2021, sponsored by New England Wire Technologies, RadiaSoft LLC and Agilent Technologies. Registration on the CERN Courier website

The webinar, presented by Neil Mitchell, will summarise the present status of manufacturing and assembly of ITER's large magnet components, which have started arriving on site. Neil will chose three areas, critical to magnet and tokamak performance, to describe in more detail:

1. Development of Nb3Sn strands for fusion applications started in the 1980s and the selection of the material for the Toroidal and Central Solenoid Coils in the first phase of ITER 1988–1991 was a key driver of the overall tokamak parameters. The development, qualification and procurement, both before and after the decision to use it, gives us an unusual opportunity to look at the implementation of a novel technology in its entirety, with the expected and unexpected problems we encountered and how they were solved – or tolerated.

2. High-voltage insulation in superconducting magnets is a frequently overlooked area that demands many new technologies. It is the area in the ITER magnets that has created the most quality issues on magnet acceptance and is clearly an area where more engineering attention is required.

3. The need for improvements in overall integration of the magnets into the tokamak, and in particular maintainability and repairability, is being demonstrated as we assemble components into the cryostat. The assembly is proceeding well in terms of quality but at the same time, the complexity shows that for a nuclear power plant, we need improvements.

Burglary season begins – stay alert

Mon, 06/12/2021 - 12:38
Burglary season begins – stay alert thortala Mon, 12/06/2021 - 11:38

Although break-ins are on the decline in the canton of Geneva, the winter season brings with it an increased risk of burglary. When the days get shorter, burglars are more likely to notice if houses or flats are unoccupied. Consequently, so-called “twilight burglaries” soar.

To assist the population in the fight against this type of crime, the Swiss police have launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the risks of burglary and of appropriate preventive measures.

The risk of burglary can be considerably reduced by taking some simple preventive steps:

  • Simulate someone being at home by putting lights on a timer or programming your TV/radio.
  • Call 117 immediately if you notice any suspicious behaviour, including at your neighbours’.
  • Lock your doors, even if you are away for a short time.
  • Inform your neighbours if you are away for an extended period. Their watchful eyes can help.
  • Ask for advice. Many police forces and private companies have specialised security advisers.

Further information on burglary prevention can be found (in German, French and Italian) on the following websites: www.unis-contre-le-cambriolage.ch and https://www.skppsc.ch/fr/sujets/cambriolage/ (Swiss Crime Prevention website).

 

Thematic CERN School of Computing 2022: “Scientific Software for Heterogeneous Architectures”

Mon, 06/12/2021 - 10:39
Thematic CERN School of Computing 2022: “Scientific Software for Heterogeneous Architectures” thortala Mon, 12/06/2021 - 09:39

The 10th Thematic CERN School of Computing (tCSC 2022) will take place on 1-7 May 2022. The programme will focus on Scientific Software for Heterogeneous Architectures, covering areas ranging from computer architectures to parallel and optimised software, and heterogeneous programming (CPU, GPU, HPC etc.).

Provided the health situation allows it, the school will be hosted at the Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse (IESC). The Institute is located on the west coast of the French island of Corsica, 50 km north of Ajaccio and its international airport. (However, if the pandemic situation doesn't allow traveling or physical presence, the school will be moved to online format.)

The School is aimed at postgraduate students, engineers and scientists with a few years' experience in particle physics, computing or related fields. We welcome applications from all nationalities and encourage everyone who is qualified to apply. Limited financial support may be available.

Applications are open until Sunday 23 January.

For more information, and to apply, please visit https://indico.cern.ch/e/tCSC-2022

(NB: We are also planning a new Thematic CSC with a focus on security of computing research infrastructures. This school will be announced via the usual channels and on the CSC website in January 2022 and will take place in late June 2022.)

Sebastian Lopienski, CERN School of Computing director

Annual test of diesel generators on 30 November

Thu, 25/11/2021 - 12:52
Annual test of diesel generators on 30 November EN-EL group thortala Thu, 11/25/2021 - 11:52

The annual diesel generators tests of the Meyrin site, SPS, Prévessin, North Area, LHC 1 to LHC 8 and LHC 1.8, are planned on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 from 6:00 am to 6:30 am.

Power will be cut in the following networks: Normal, General Services, Stable (18 kV, 3.3 kV, 230 V, 400 V) on the Meyrin site, SPS, Prevessin, North Area, LHC1 to LHC8 and LHC 1.8. The EN-EL Group recommends that you turn off your critical equipment and computer equipment. For any further information, please refer to the "note de coupure".
 

Annual test of diesel generators on 30 November

Thu, 25/11/2021 - 12:52
Annual test of diesel generators on 30 November EN-EL group thortala Thu, 11/25/2021 - 11:52

The annual diesel generators tests of the Meyrin site, SPS, Prévessin, North Area, LHC 1 to LHC 8 and LHC 1.8, are planned on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 from 6:00 am to 6:30 am.

Power will be cut in the following networks: Normal, General Services, Stable (18 kV, 3.3 kV, 230 V, 400 V) on the Meyrin site, SPS, Prevessin, North Area, LHC1 to LHC8 and LHC 1.8. The EN-EL Group recommends that you turn off your critical equipment and computer equipment. For any further information, please refer to the "note de coupure".
 

Traffic disruptions to be expected in Geneva on the week of 30 November – 3 December

Tue, 23/11/2021 - 17:01
Traffic disruptions to be expected in Geneva on the week of 30 November – 3 December thortala Tue, 11/23/2021 - 16:01

Please note that severe traffic disruptions should be expected in the Geneva region on the week of 30 November – 3 December due to the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization held in Geneva. Public transportation will also be adapted. 

If you live in Geneva or usually commute through the city and want to avoid the worst of the jams, you are encouraged to take full advantage of the applicable teleworking offer, after discussion with your hierarchy and provided it doesn’t clash with your professional imperatives.

In parallel, demonstrations are projected to disrupt public order in Geneva in the coming weeks. You are encouraged to follow the recommendations of the Police cantonale genevoise, which will be available on the police department’s social media channels.

Traffic disruptions to be expected in Geneva on the week of 30 November – 3 December

Tue, 23/11/2021 - 17:01
Traffic disruptions to be expected in Geneva on the week of 30 November – 3 December thortala Tue, 11/23/2021 - 16:01

Please note that severe traffic disruptions should be expected in the Geneva region on the week of 30 November – 3 December due to the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization held in Geneva. Public transportation will also be adapted. 

If you live in Geneva or usually commute through the city and want to avoid the worst of the jams, you are encouraged to take full advantage of the applicable teleworking offer, after discussion with your hierarchy and provided it doesn’t clash with your professional imperatives.

In parallel, demonstrations are projected to disrupt public order in Geneva in the coming weeks. You are encouraged to follow the recommendations of the Police cantonale genevoise, which will be available on the police department’s social media channels.

Stay safe and keep on pedalling

Tue, 23/11/2021 - 11:01
Stay safe and keep on pedalling HSE unit thortala Tue, 11/23/2021 - 10:01

Cycling to work is good for your health and the environment. Commuting to CERN by bike has been on the rise over the past years. As we enter the darker and colder months of the year, it is important to adapt and take additional precautionary measures when hitting the road.

Did you know that, in France, wearing a safety vest is mandatory when cycling at night and when visibility is poor (due to fog, for example) outside urban areas? Wherever you live, as a cyclist, it is essential to be visible at all times by wearing high-visibility clothing and fitting out your bike with lights and reflectors.

A visibility vest helps you being seen from a greater distance 

Whatever the season, it is strongly recommended to wear a helmet. For e-bikes that have a pedal assistance of 25 km/h or more, Swiss traffic regulations make helmet-wearing mandatory. Remember that as a cyclist, you are subject to the same traffic rules as any other vehicle. Respect other road users’ priority at crossroads and remain wary of other vehicles’ blind spots.

Vigilance and focus are key for road safety. For that reason, wearing earphones and headphones while riding a bike is forbidden in Switzerland and France.

CERN offers an e-learning module on bike safety with useful information on regulations and good practices. Taking the course is mandatory for anyone renting a CERN bike, and strongly recommended to anyone cycling on the Organization’s premises.

If, despite observing the recommended practices, you are victim of an accident or a near miss, or if you encounter a dangerous situation on the CERN site, please do not forget to complete an incident declaration. These reports are used to improve safety at CERN, including road safety. By reporting an incident, you are helping to prevent similar occurrences and thus reduce the accident toll.

Stay safe.

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Useful links:

Stay safe and keep on pedalling

Tue, 23/11/2021 - 11:01
Stay safe and keep on pedalling HSE unit thortala Tue, 11/23/2021 - 10:01

Cycling to work is good for your health and the environment. Commuting to CERN by bike has been on the rise over the past years. As we enter the darker and colder months of the year, it is important to adapt and take additional precautionary measures when hitting the road.

Did you know that, in France, wearing a safety vest is mandatory when cycling at night and when visibility is poor (due to fog, for example) outside urban areas? Wherever you live, as a cyclist, it is essential to be visible at all times by wearing high-visibility clothing and fitting out your bike with lights and reflectors.

Whatever the season, it is strongly recommended to wear a helmet. For e-bikes that have a pedal assistance of 25 km/h or more, Swiss traffic regulations make helmet-wearing mandatory. Remember that as a cyclist, you are subject to the same traffic rules as any other vehicle. Respect other road users’ priority at crossroads and remain wary of other vehicles’ blind spots.

Vigilance and focus are key for road safety. For that reason, wearing earphones and headphones while riding a bike is forbidden in Switzerland and France.

CERN offers an e-learning module on bike safety with useful information on regulations and good practices. Taking the course is mandatory for anyone renting a CERN bike, and strongly recommended to anyone cycling on the Organization’s premises.

If, despite observing the recommended practices, you are victim of an accident or a near miss, or if you encounter a dangerous situation on the CERN site, please do not forget to complete an incident declaration. These reports are used to improve safety at CERN, including road safety. By reporting an incident, you are helping to prevent similar occurrences and thus reduce the accident toll.

Stay safe.

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Useful links:

End of 2021 festivities @ CERN

Mon, 22/11/2021 - 15:56
End of 2021 festivities @ CERN ccoman Mon, 11/22/2021 - 14:56

The festive season is around the corner, and many of you may wonder whether this can be marked at CERN.

COVID level 2 restrictions are currently in force on site and, with the rate of infections increasing in the local area, the Enlarged Directorate (ED) has decided that end-of-year work team gatherings will not be authorised on site this year. While we all know how important end-of-year celebrations are for team spirit, a strict application of health-related measures remains key to keeping us all safe and reducing the risk of spreading the virus.

Beyond the CERN site, the COVID-19 restrictions in the Host States allow social gatherings, while stipulating self-isolation for all participants of such events if one of them tests positive. That’s why the ED advises that working teams also avoid gatherings involving the whole team off the CERN site, as group self-isolation could seriously impact the work of the team. 

Whatever your plans, and whoever you choose to socialise with, make your gatherings as safe as they can be by taking advantage of CERN’s self-testing system, which is available at 11 testing points on site. Use the PLAMED platform to sign up for your self-test. In the event of symptoms, please self-evaluate and self-declare on TRAMED.

Stay safe and enjoy the winter cheer.

End of 2021 festivities @ CERN

Mon, 22/11/2021 - 15:56
End of 2021 festivities @ CERN ccoman Mon, 11/22/2021 - 14:56

The Christmas holidays are around the corner, and many of you may wonder whether this can be marked at CERN.

COVID level 2 restrictions are currently in force on site and, with the rate of infections increasing in the local area, the Enlarged Directorate (ED) has decided that Christmas or end-of-year work team gatherings will not be authorised on site this year. While we all know how important end-of-year celebrations are for team spirit, a strict application of health-related measures remains key to keeping us all safe and reducing the risk of spreading the virus.

Beyond the CERN site, the COVID-19 restrictions in the Host States allow social gatherings, while stipulating self-isolation for all participants of such events if one of them tests positive. That’s why the ED advises that working teams also avoid gatherings involving the whole team off the CERN site, as group self-isolation could seriously impact the work of the team. 

Whatever your plans, and whoever you choose to socialise with, make your gatherings as safe as they can be by taking advantage of CERN’s self-testing system, which is available at 11 testing points on site. Use the PLAMED platform to sign up for your self-test. In the event of symptoms, please self-evaluate and self-declare on TRAMED.

Stay safe and enjoy the winter cheer.

22 November to 9 December: road works on Route Bloch

Mon, 22/11/2021 - 14:55
22 November to 9 December: road works on Route Bloch SCE department ccoman Mon, 11/22/2021 - 13:55

There will be works on Route Bloch from Monday 22 November 2021 at 8 a.m. until Friday 3 December at 5.30 p.m., to allow for the installation of a new sewage disposal system.

A detour will be set up via Routes Salam and Bakker.

Expected detours via Routes Salam and Bakker (Image: CERN)

 

22 November to 9 December: road works on Route Bloch

Mon, 22/11/2021 - 14:55
22 November to 9 December: road works on Route Bloch SCE department ccoman Mon, 11/22/2021 - 13:55

There will be works on Route Bloch from Monday 22 November 2021 at 8 a.m. until Friday 3 December at 5.30 p.m., to allow for the installation of a new sewage disposal system.

A detour will be set up via Routes Salam and Bakker.

Expected detours via Routes Salam and Bakker (Image: CERN)

 

Unconventional Music @ CERN: Celebrating 100 years of Albert Einstein's Nobel Prize

Mon, 22/11/2021 - 13:47
Unconventional Music @ CERN: Celebrating 100 years of Albert Einstein's Nobel Prize thortala Mon, 11/22/2021 - 12:47

The Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN will host an online event including a concert with unconventional instruments (one theremin and a noise table) in musical conversation with top CERN scientists on Wednesday 8 December 2021 to celebrate the anniversary of Albert Einstein’s Nobel Prize.

Albert Einstein was awarded a Nobel Prize in December 1921, to honour his contributions to theoretical physics and his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect. 

Because of his innumerable contributions to science, Einstein is considered the father of modern physics, but he was also an accomplished violinist who loved music.  

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music... I get most joy in life out of music.” - Albert Einstein

At the time Einstein received the Nobel Prize, a Russian engineer, Lev Termen, was laying the foundations of modern electronic music with his invention, the theremin. It was a technically advanced instrument relying on the progress in the scientific field at the time. Curious of this instrument, Einstein attended various concerts and even tried to play it.

Einstein and Nobel are two great minds whose legacies are as important today as ever. Albert Einstein had a strong connection to Switzerland. He studied in Aarau and Zürich, then researched in Bern before becoming a teacher at ETH in Zürich.

CERN and the Swedish Embassy found that unconventional music performed by a Swiss (Roland Bucher) and a Swedish (Henrik Rylander) artist in conversation with CERN scientists and musicians is an excellent way to celebrate Albert Einstein’s Nobel Prize anniversary. 

Talks about Einstein, music and physics given by Prof. Brian Foster (University of Oxford) and Dr. Piotr Traczyk (CERN) will be followed by music performances of invited artists and CERN scientists and musicians: Pippa Wells, Paula Collins, Chiara Mariotti and Angela Ricci.

Join the live webcast from CERN's Globe of Science and Innovation on Wednesday 8 December at 1.30 p.m. and celebrate science with us.

Programme and information: https://indico.cern.ch/event/1093427/

Unconventional Music @ CERN: Celebrating 100 years of Albert Einstein's Nobel Prize

Mon, 22/11/2021 - 13:47
Unconventional Music @ CERN: Celebrating 100 years of Albert Einstein's Nobel Prize thortala Mon, 11/22/2021 - 12:47

The Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN will host an online event including a concert with unconventional instruments (one theremin and a noise table) in musical conversation with top CERN scientists on Wednesday 8 December 2021 to celebrate the anniversary of Albert Einstein’s Nobel Prize.

Albert Einstein was awarded a Nobel Prize in December 1921, to honour his contributions to theoretical physics and his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect. 

Because of his innumerable contributions to science, Einstein is considered the father of modern physics, but he was also an accomplished violinist who loved music.  

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music... I get most joy in life out of music.” - Albert Einstein

At the time Einstein received the Nobel Prize, a Russian engineer, Lev Termen, was laying the foundations of modern electronic music with his invention, the theremin. It was a technically advanced instrument relying on the progress in the scientific field at the time. Curious of this instrument, Einstein attended various concerts and even tried to play it.

Einstein and Nobel are two great minds whose legacies are as important today as ever. Albert Einstein had a strong connection to Switzerland. He studied in Aarau and Zürich, then researched in Bern before becoming a teacher at ETH in Zürich.

CERN and the Swedish Embassy found that unconventional music performed by a Swiss (Roland Bucher) and a Swedish (Henrik Rylander) artist in conversation with CERN scientists and musicians is an excellent way to celebrate Albert Einstein’s Nobel Prize anniversary. 

Talks about Einstein, music and physics given by Prof. Brian Foster (University of Oxford) and Dr. Piotr Traczyk (CERN) will be followed by music performances of invited artists and CERN scientists and musicians: Pippa Wells, Paula Collins, Chiara Mariotti and Angela Ricci.

Join the live webcast from CERN's Globe of Science and Innovation on Wednesday 8 December at 1.30 p.m. and celebrate science with us.

Programme and information: https://indico.cern.ch/event/1093427/

Greening "Black Friday": sale of the hotel’s former furniture

Mon, 22/11/2021 - 13:38
Greening "Black Friday": sale of the hotel’s former furniture SCE department thortala Mon, 11/22/2021 - 12:38

The CERN community is invited to an exclusive sale of second-hand furniture, decorative items and equipment on Friday November 26 from 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. in building 133.

The CERN hotel in building 38 has been completely renovated. Its former furnishings will go on sale on Friday, 26 November 2021 ("Black Friday").

Don't miss this unprecedented sale organised by the Sales & Recuperation Service and the CERN Hotel Management Team.

This operation directly contributes to the recycling policy and sustainability to which our Organization is committed.