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ID lanyard celebrates diversity and inclusion @CERN

Fri, 25/09/2020 - 11:16
ID lanyard celebrates diversity and inclusion @CERN anschaef Fri, 09/25/2020 - 10:16 A new official CERN lanyard and card reel are ready to welcome you back on site! (Image: CERN)

Created in collaboration with CERN’s graphic design team, the new lanyard is made from recycled plastic and features vibrant, merging particles that celebrate the diversity of our personnel and our collaborative, inclusive workplace culture.

Pick yours up at Building 55, 5/R-027, or 5/1-019.

For requests of 10 lanyards or more, please contact: diversity.inclusion@cern.ch

“When we create a work environment in which we can bring our full selves to work, that is when we experience our full potential.” - Louise Carvalho, CERN D&I Programme Leader.

The Diversity and Inclusion Programme

CERN-GÉANT-PRACE-SKAO kick-off workshop on High Performance Computing 29 September

Tue, 22/09/2020 - 15:22
CERN-GÉANT-PRACE-SKAO kick-off workshop on High Performance Computing 29 September thortala Tue, 09/22/2020 - 14:22

As a follow-up on the collaboration agreement that was signed on 22th July, the kick-off workshop will take place online on 29th September from 09:30 to 20:35 (CEST).

The pioneering collaboration was formed by four leading research organisations: CERN, GÉANT, the pan-European network and services provider for research and education, PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, and SKAO, the organisation leading the development of the Square Kilometre Array radio-telescope.

The members of the collaboration are joining forces to help realise the full potential of the coming new generation of HPC technology, establishing a common benchmark test suite and a series of common pilot ‘demonstrator’ systems. This in turn will allow to support large, data-intensive science projects, contributing greatly to their success. 

The coming workshop will identify challenges in facing High Performance Computing  integration. After a general introduction on overall goals, detailed discussions on the areas of work and related technical demonstrators will follow. The event will focus on discussions and team-building around four areas of work: training and center of expertise, authorisation and authentication, benchmarking and data access.

This kick-off is the first joint event of the collaboration. It will take place on 29th September and will be organized with the support of CERN openlab. The workshop will enable the launch of the technical activities of the HPC collaboration between CERN, GÉANT, PRACE and SKAO.

More information, including the registration details can be found here: http://cern.ch/go/Nf8R.

Works around Restaurant 2: Weisskopf and Bloch roads closed for five weeks

Tue, 22/09/2020 - 09:51
Works around Restaurant 2: Weisskopf and Bloch roads closed for five weeks thortala Tue, 09/22/2020 - 08:51

From Monday 28 September, work will be underway for a period of approximately 5 weeks along the fence of the Meyrin site from Restaurant 2 to Bloch Road. The car park of restaurant 2 will be partially condemned and the Weisskopf and Bloch roads will be closed. This work will be carried out in several phases, which will allow access to all the buildings to be maintained. Beforehand, a more punctual intervention has started on the car park of restaurant 2 from Monday 21 September.

Thank you for your understanding,

SMB Department

Disruption at Entrance A until 28 September

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 15:46
Disruption at Entrance A until 28 September SMB Department anschaef Wed, 09/16/2020 - 14:46

Due to ongoing work in the CERN clubs area, disruption at Entrance A is likely until 28 September. Access to the site via this entrance might occasionally be restricted at short notice. We regret that it will not always be possible to announce the disruption in advance.

In order to limit the inconvenience caused, we recommend using Entance C during this period.

Thank you for your understanding.

Flu vaccination campaign at CERN in October

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 11:20
Flu vaccination campaign at CERN in October CERN Medical Service anschaef Wed, 09/16/2020 - 10:20

 

 

Just a few days left to donate annual leave days in support of CERN against COVID-19

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 18:32
Just a few days left to donate annual leave days in support of CERN against COVID-19 thortala Tue, 09/15/2020 - 17:32

In June 2020, the Director-General appealed to our sense of solidarity by encouraging CERN employees – staff and fellows - to donate some of their leave days. Their monetary equivalent is used to contribute to the work of the CERN against COVID-19 taskforce and to cover other COVID-19-related expenses that the Laboratory has to face.

To date, 214 donors participated in this initiative. As the deadline approaches, do not miss the opportunity to help in the effort against COVID-19, donate your days off on the website before 18 September.

New website of the Scientific Information Service

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 17:17
New website of the Scientific Information Service thortala Tue, 09/15/2020 - 16:17

The new website of the Scientific Information Service is online!

It can be accessed from: https://scientific-info.cern/

The new structure better reflects the variety of services we provide: CERN Archive, INSPIRE, Library, Publishing and Open Science.

The website has been fully redesigned and supplemented with more information. You will find, in particular, a lot of useful information on open access publishing.

Thanks to the users who agreed to test it and provided valuable feedback during the restructuring process, our new website should be smooth and easy to navigate.

We would welcome your feedback! Please send your comments to: library.desk@cern.ch

Still time to see Tomo Savić-Gecan’s artworks in Geneva!

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 13:49
Still time to see Tomo Savić-Gecan’s artworks in Geneva! anschaef Tue, 09/15/2020 - 12:49

Work by Croatian artist Tomo Savić-Gecan is being exhibited at the Sculpture Garden Biennale until 30 September 2020, at three locations in the centre of Geneva (Park des Eaux-Vives, Park La Grange and Quai Gustave-Ador). Tomo Savić-Gecan is displaying two works – a new work created for the Biennale and another that is the result of his one-month residency at CERN in 2017, which was organised in cooperation with Arts at CERN, KONTEJNER and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.

Gradual return of services on the CERN site

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 13:19
Gradual return of services on the CERN site The SMB department anschaef Tue, 09/15/2020 - 12:19

Novae restaurants and cafeterias:

  • The kiosk at the entrance of R1 has reopened.
  • The microwave ovens are now available for use.
  • In order to spread out restaurant users as much as possible, a wider range of services is being offered in the cafeterias: it is now possible to order a meal from the R1 menu and collect it from one of the cafeterias the next day (where it can be reheated in the microwaves available). You can place your order either via the MyNovae app, or directly with the Novae cafeteria personnel.
  • All restaurants and cafeterias will remain closed in the evenings and at weekends until further notice.

Housing:

  • The CERN housing service* is in operation, with reduced opening hours at the onsite reception (see the SMB department website, which is regularly updated).
  • Currently all reservation requests require internal approval from CERN.
  • Quarantine cannot be observed in the CERN hostel. Alternative accommodation is available; please look under “Housing” on the SMB department website.

*CERN hostel, CERN apartments, Foyer Résidence Schumann and private market accommodation.

Cleaning and waste management:

  • Normal office cleaning will resume on 21 September.
  • Enhanced “COVID-19” disinfection, which has been in place since March, will continue until further notice.
  • Waste management will be carried out as normal.
  • Used masks, gloves and paper handkerchiefs must be disposed of in the bag-lined bins provided for this purpose. These are located outside buildings (see list here).

Mobility:

  • Shuttle service
    - Line 2 (Meyrin - Prévessin) remains in operation. The service will be adapted if there is an increase in the number of passengers (currently the number of places available on each bus is halved; extra buses will be added if necessary).
    - Circuit 4 (airport) remains suspended until further notice.
  • On-demand transport is available, with restrictions on the number of passengers allowed per bus.
  • The car sharing service is currently unavailable.
  • Long and short term car rental and bicycle rental will operate as normal.

Please contact the mobility service if you have any specific requirements.

Mail:

  • Mail will be distributed 3 - 4 times a week.
  • Other mail services (outgoing mail, express mail, bulk mailing, diplomatic mail) will continue as normal. Pick-up point for registered mail: Building 55.

Installation:

The service is open and the reception in Building 56 will be open to visitors as normal, every day from 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. (closed Wednesday).

 

We encourage you to regularly check the COVID-19 page on the SMB department website for all updates on the SMB services: https://smb-dep.web.cern.ch/en/content/services-availability-covid-19.

17 - 18 September: Entrance A closure

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 11:19
17 - 18 September: Entrance A closure The SMB department anschaef Tue, 09/15/2020 - 10:19

Due to ongoing work in the CERN clubs area, Entrance A (at the junction between Route de Meyrin and Route Bohr) will be closed to all pedestrians and vehicles, including bicycles, from 8.30 a.m. on Thursday 17 September to 12.00 midday on Friday 18 September.

Thank you for your understanding.

Inverted CERN School of Computing: 28 September 28 – 2 October

Mon, 14/09/2020 - 17:43
Inverted CERN School of Computing: 28 September 28 – 2 October thortala Mon, 09/14/2020 - 16:43

The 13th “Inverted” CERN School of Computing (iCSC 2020) will take place as an online event from 28 September to 2 October (in the afternoons).

An excellent programme is planned, consisting of lectures and hands-on exercises selected from a range of proposals submitted by students of past CSC schools.

You are not obliged to attend the full event – you can simply attend the classes that interest you the most. Attendance is free, and open to anyone (access to some hands-on exercises may be limited to people with a CERN computing account). Connection details (link to the videoconferencing room) will be sent by e-mail to registered participants – therefore if you are interested in attending at least some of the classes, please register.

More details and registration: https://indico.cern.ch/e/iCSC-2020

The iCSC 2020 programme will cover the following domains:

  • Programming Paradigms and Design Patterns
  • Heterogeneous Programming with OpenCL
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Reconstruction and Imaging
  • Modern C++ features
  • Big Data processing with SQL

This year’s lecturers are:

  • Miguel Astrain Etxezarreta, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Emil Kleszcz, CERN
  • Kilian Lieret, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • Nis Meinert, University of Rostock, Germany
  • Ruchi Mishra, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, Poland
  • Rita Roque, University of Coimbra, Portugal

For further information on the CERN School of Computing, see cern.ch/csc or e-mail computing.school@cern.ch.

 

Sebastian Lopienski, CERN School of Computing director

Contribute to resilience to climate change through the Crowd4SDG project

Fri, 11/09/2020 - 10:59
Contribute to resilience to climate change through the Crowd4SDG project thortala Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:59

CERN takes part in the European project Crowd4SDG (www.crowd4sdg.eu), which aims to explore how citizen science can track progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and to study how grassroots innovation can help achieve such progress. The scope focuses on the monitoring of climate impacts and the achievement of climate resilience.

The impacts of climate change encompass more extreme weather, leading to floods and drought that are putting urban communities under increasing stress. Creating innovative solutions to tackle urban water resilience is at the core of the first challenge that Crowd4SDG is launching, entitled Open17Water.

Open17Water is a call for high-school, undergraduate and master students ages 16-26 to pitch their ideas for solutions that will tackle urban water resilience. The deadline for applications is 4 October 2020. 

Applicants can apply as individuals or teams of up to four persons. They will benefit from online and in-person coaching with the objective to develop their ideas into impactful projects. Thanks to the expertise of IdeaSquare, CERN will play an active role in organising this coaching. 

More information on the call is available here. The ideas should be submitted on this platform before 4 October 2020.

Route Democrite now open (one-way only)

Mon, 07/09/2020 - 13:52
Route Democrite now open (one-way only) The SMB department anschaef Mon, 09/07/2020 - 12:52

Route Democrite is now open to traffic, but as a one-way street in front of buildings 158 and 17 until 15 November 2020 (see map).


During the road closure, there may be delays on circuit 1 of the shuttle service, and the shuttle stop in front of building 855 will not be served.

Thank you for your understanding.

CERN Restaurants: Jeûne genevois closures and new opening hours for cafeterias

Thu, 03/09/2020 - 11:25
CERN Restaurants: Jeûne genevois closures and new opening hours for cafeterias anschaef Thu, 09/03/2020 - 10:25

Jeûne genevois 2020:

Due to the Jeûne genevois public holiday, Restaurants 2 and 3 will be closed on Thursday, 10 and Friday, 11 September 2020. Restaurants 1 and Ô Délice (Building 774) will be open as normal.

Novae restaurants and cafeterias: new opening hours from 14 September 2020: 

Restaurant 1      7.00 a.m.-7.00 p.m.
Grab and Go      9.00 a.m.-3.00 p.m.
Restaurant 2      7.00 a.m.-3.00 p.m. (same as usual)
Restaurant 3      7.00 a.m.-3.00 p.m.
Building 6           8.30 a.m.-4.00 p.m.
Building 13         8.30 a.m.-4.00 p.m.
Building 30         8.30 a.m.-4.00 p.m.
Building 40         8.30 a.m.-4.30 p.m.
Building 54         8.30 a.m.-3.00 p.m.
Building 864 + 865 closed

Sign up for Bike to Work 2020!

Wed, 02/09/2020 - 13:40
Sign up for Bike to Work 2020! anschaef Wed, 09/02/2020 - 12:40

September marks the start of the 2020 Bike to Work and CERN has signed up for two months. If you would like to take part, you can join an incomplete team or create your own team of four via: https://www.biketowork.ch/en.

Let’s hope for good weather and prepare to get on to the saddle as often as possible!

Roadworks on Route Schrödinger from 7 to 25 September

Wed, 02/09/2020 - 12:17
Roadworks on Route Schrödinger from 7 to 25 September anschaef Wed, 09/02/2020 - 11:17

Route Schrödinger will be closed for repairs between Building 220 and the junction with Route Einstein between 7 and 25 September.

A diversion will be put in place via Route Jentschke, Route Fermi and Route Arago.


Thank you for your understanding.

The SMB-SE-CBS section

Register now for the ATTRACT 2020 online conference

Tue, 01/09/2020 - 11:42
Register now for the ATTRACT 2020 online conference anschaef Tue, 09/01/2020 - 10:42

Registration is now open for the ATTRACT – Igniting the Deep Tech Revolution online conference, which will take place on 22-23 September 2020.

The ATTRACT conference offers you multiple opportunities to understand the dynamics and contribute to the emergence of a strong European deep tech ecosystem for detection and imaging technologies.

The ATTRACT Project is an EC-funded initiative led by a consortium of leading European research infrastructures and universities.

Why participate?

  • Learn about the obstacles and potential of European deep tech from key stakeholders: policymakers, investors, researchers and entrepreneurs.
  • Interact with the 170 projects funded by ATTRACT and get first-hand information on the technologies and applications they are developing.
  • Explore the breakthrough technologies in detection and imaging and discover how they could revolutionise global markets.

Participation in the ATTRACT online conference is free – but you must first register here: https://attract-eu-conference.cern.b2match.io/. Registration is open until 17 September 2020.

Register now for the ATTRACT 2020 online conference

Fri, 28/08/2020 - 12:09
Register now for the ATTRACT 2020 online conference cmenard Fri, 08/28/2020 - 11:09

Registration is now open for the ATTRACT – Igniting the Deep Tech Revolution online conference, which will take place on 22-23 September 2020.

The ATTRACT conference offers you multiple opportunities to understand the dynamics and contribute to the emergence of a strong European deep tech ecosystem for detection and imaging technologies. 

The ATTRACT Project is an EC-funded initiative led by a consortium of leading European research infrastructures and universities.

Why participate?

  • Learn about the obstacles and potential of European deep tech from key stakeholders: policymakers, investors, researchers and entrepreneurs.
  • Interact with the 170 projects funded by ATTRACT and get first-hand information on the technologies and applications they are developing.
  • Explore the breakthrough technologies in detection and imaging and discover how they could revolutionise global markets.

Participation in the ATTRACT online conference is free – but you must first register here: https://attract-eu-conference.cern.b2match.io/.

Registration is open until 17 September 2020.

   

Apply now for ISOTDAQ 2021

Mon, 10/08/2020 - 11:52
Apply now for ISOTDAQ 2021 anschaef Mon, 08/10/2020 - 10:52

The 12th International School of Trigger and Data Acquisition (ISOTDAQ) will introduce those with an education in physics, engineering or computing (ranging from undergrads to postdocs) to the arts and crafts of triggering and acquiring data for physics experiments. The school will be held from 10th - 19th February 2021, at INFN & DFA “E. Majorana” in Catania, Italy.

The school will provide an up-to-date overview of the basic instruments and methodologies used in high-energy physics, spanning from small experiments in the lab to the gigantic LHC experiments, presenting the main building blocks, as well as the different solutions and architectures at different levels of complexity.

The main topics of the school include the basics of Data Acquisition (DAQ) programming concepts (e.g. threaded programming, data storage, networking, I/O programming, FPGA programming), hardware bus systems (VMEbus, PCIe, MicroTCA), basic Trigger Logic and Hardware (NIM) as well as intelligent trigger systems based on Associative Memories and GPUs. PC based readout and trigger design will also be covered with reviews of modern TDAQ systems from LHC and fixed target experiments.

The school consists of 50% lectures (given mainly by physicists and engineers working daily on complex TDAQ systems) and 50% of practical exercises where students will be able to work in small groups on a wide variety of electronics components of TDAQ systems. The main aim of the school is to provide students with a wide but introductory level of the TDAQ domain. It will also be of interest to students from other research domains such as astrophysics or nuclear physics.

Please find more information (including application instructions) at our website: https://indico.cern.ch/e/isotdaq2021.

Application deadline is November 1st, 2020.

E-mail: isotdaq.schools@cern.ch

Submit your project to the CERN Knowledge Transfer Fund and the Medical Applications Budget

Wed, 22/07/2020 - 12:05
Submit your project to the CERN Knowledge Transfer Fund and the Medical Applications Budget thortala Wed, 07/22/2020 - 11:05

The CERN Knowledge Transfer (KT) Fund and the Medical Applications (MA) Budget are funding projects based on CERN technologies with high potential for a positive impact on society. Over the years, the projects funded have spanned many technological fields and applications, from aerospace and superconductivity to cultural heritage.

Since 2011, 89 projects have been funded, with each project receiving between 15 and 240 kCHF. In order to be considered, a project should be based on CERN technologies, it should have the approval of the department head, and the department should undertake to cover the full salaries of the employed members of the personnel who receive funding.

All CERN personnel are welcome to submit their applications before 24 August 2020. If your technology has the potential for applications in medical or biomedical technologies, you should apply for funding from the CERN Medical Applications Budget and present your project at one of the Medical Applications Project Forum meetings (the next one is on 19 August).

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Read more about how to apply for funding here: