Sample records for cern isr

  1. Uranium scintillator calorimeter at the CERN ISR

    The design, Monte Carlo studies and test beam results of a uranium/scintillator calorimeter to be installed in the Intersecting Storage Ring (ISR) at CERN are described. In its final stage the calorimeter will cover the full azimuth over a polar region of 450 0. The full calorimeter is built in a modular way from 128 stacks, with each stack internally subdivided into six cells of 20 x 20 cm2 cross section. The readout is by wavelength shifting (WLS) plates with a separate readout of the front part of the calorimeter (first ten plates) to allow electromagnetic/hadronic separation. Since the readout plates are on both sides of the cells, position information is obtained from the left/right ratio

  2. Selected results from light ion experiments at the CERN ISR

    The burning questions is whether the condition necessary for a transition to quark matter can be reached in nucleus- nucleus collisions. The features of dd and /ALPHA-ALPHA/ events observed at the CERN ISR can provide a quideline for estimating the conditions in collisions between heavy nuclei at high energies. Some of these features are reviewed in this talk

  3. On-line filtering at the CERN-ISR

    During the last years it has become quite evident that one should aim at trigger systems with high selectivity in order to improve the purity of data and simultaneously remove load from the off-line processing. At the CERN ISR typical pp interaction rates are in the order of 1-3 MHz. Therefore experiments studying low cross section processes need trigger systems which provide reduction factors in the order of 105 to avoid dead time losses. The use of programmable devices, allowing for flexible and sophisticated decision schemes, enables experiments to gain a decisive factor in rejection after pre-triggering with more conventional devices. An overview of the different methods employed and their performance is given. (orig.)

  4. Single-photon production at the CERN ISR

    A measurement of single photon production from p-p collisions at ISR energies is presented. A signal comparable to single π0 production is found at large p/sub T/. A study of associated particles favors production dominated by the first-order QCD process of gluon-valence quark production q g → q γ

  5. Experience with high luminosity running at the CERN ISR

    Discussed is the experience of the CCOR and COR collaborations at the ISR at the steel low β intersection region, with luminosities up to 6 x 1031 cm-2s-1. In general, this luminosity level has caused only minor inconvenience for a detector covering polar angles 45 to 135 degrees in the center of mass, except for a special unrestrictive trigger on total transverse energy

  6. Study of Double Pomeron Exchange with the SFM detector at the CERN ISR

    Fischer, H G; Makariev, M


    Selected results from the study of Double Pomeron Exchange with the Split Field Magnet detector at the CERN Intersecting Storage Rings are presented. This concerns various general features of central pionic systems as well as the spectroscopy in the pi(+) pi(-) channel, emphasizing the production properties of the f(2)(1270) meson. This summary refers to a series of publications over a time span of 17 years based on the work of the CCHK1,2 and ABCDHW(3-7) collaborations at the CERN ISR.

  7. Data acquisition using the 168/E. [CERN ISR

    Carroll, J.T.; Cittolin, S.; Demoulin, M.; Fucci, A.; Martin, B.; Norton, A.; Porte, J.P.; Rossi, P.; Storr, K.M.


    Event sizes and data rates at the CERN anti p p collider compose a formidable environment for a high level trigger. A system using three 168/E processors for experiment UA1 real-time event selection is described. With 168/E data memory expanded to 512K bytes, each processor holds a complete event allowing a FORTRAN trigger algorithm access to data from the entire detector. A smart CAMAC interface reads five Remus branches in parallel transferring one word to the target processor every 0.5 The NORD host computer can simultaneously read an accepted event from another processor.

  8. The AFS hadron calorimeter at the CERN ISR

    Botner, O; Fabjan, Christian Wolfgang; Gordon, H; Jeffreys, P; Kesseler, G; Molzon, W R; Oren, Y; Rosselet, L; Schindler, R; Smith, S D; Van der Lans, J; Wang, C J; Willis, W J; Witzeling, W; Woody, C


    The hadron calorimeter for the AFS experiment at CERN consists of a fine sampling uranium/copper scintillator sandwich. It is designed for high modularity and will provide azimuthal coverage over 8 sterad. The authors describe the optical readout system, consisting of acrylic scintillator and wavelength shifter plates, and present the performance of test modules with respect to the energy resolution for electrons ( sigma =0.16/ square root E) and hadrons ( sigma =0.36/ square root E), the linearity of response and the ratio of electron to hadron response (e/ pi =1.11). (4 refs).

  9. The helium cryogenic system for the superconducting high-luminosity insertion at the CERN-ISR

    This chapter describes the addition of eight high-gradient quadrupole magnets to the CERN ISR. The purpose of the superconducting high-luminosity insertion is to assess interference between a superconducting installation and the high-energy particle storage rings and, at the same time, to give an immediate benefit of increased particle collision rates for the high-energy physics experiments. topics considered include the compressor, the cold box, the transfer of refrigeration, continuous operation, the closed helium circuit, distribution of vaporized cold helium for thermal screening, magnet quenches, instrumentation and monitoring, early problems and their cures, expansion turbines, cold check valves, the cooling of current leads, operational procedures, and operation and fault statistics. The overall reliability of the helium cryogenic system during cooldown is 97.0%, during steady operation 99.7%, and the availability to the ISR machine is 100%. The system has local instrumentation for easy trouble-shooting. A microprocessor-based event recorder lists all logical changes (valve positions, limit values, interlocks) with reference to real time

  10. Search for Charmed Particle Production in Proton Proton Collisions at the CERN ISR

    Marsh, William L


    Experimental results on a search for charmed particle production in proton-proton collisions at the center of mass energy (..sqrt..s) of 53 GeV are presented. Evidence of cidences, a signature of charmed particle production, was sought. The inclusive e/..pi.. ratio was measured with a magnetic spectrometer located at 32/sup 0/ from Beam 1 of Intersection I6 of the CERN Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR). The e/..pi.. ratio from direct (unknown) sources was found to rise from 1.06 x 10/sup -4/ at p/sub perpendicular to/ = 1.5 GeV/c to 5.53 x 10/sup -4/ at p/sub perpendicular to/ = 0.25 GeV/c. One possible source for this signal is the semi-leptonic decay of charmed particles (e.g., D ..-->.. K/sup 0/ If so, then electron-strange particle (e.g., ..lambda../sup 0/,K/sup 0/) coincidences are expected. The charged decay products of ..lambda../sup 0/ and K/sup 0/ were detected in a multiparticle spectrometer surrounding Beam 1 downstream of the intersection. To determine if there is an electron-strange part...

  11. A method for analyzing elastic scattering data sampled with the SFM-detector at the CERN ISR

    This paper describes a method for determination of the squared 4-momentum transfer, t, in elastic collisions sampled with the Split-Field-Magnet detector (SFM) at the CERN ISR. The t-values are calculated from the measured scattering angles and initial momenta of the beam particles. The method determines t with a relative error of 2 percent in Monte-Carlo generated elastic events. The method seems to be effective in rejecting inelastic events by means of a X2-test. (author)

  12. Charged particle production at the CERN ISR as a function of transverse momentum

    Bertin, A; Capiluppi, P; D'Agostino-Bruno, M; Ellis, R J; Giacomelli, G; Poe, R T; Rossi, A M; Vannini, G


    Experimental results are presented on the production of charged particles in inclusive reactions at ISR energies. The data have been taken as function of transverse momentum p/sub t/ at the fixed x- values of 0.08, 0.16 and 0.32. The behaviour of the p/sub t/- distributions for the different particles is discussed. (9 refs).

  13. Theoretical studies and analysis of data on high multiplicity gamma ray events produced in p-p collisions at the CERN ISR. Final report

    Dooher, John


    Work under the contract includes data analysis and theoretical interpretation of the Brookhaven-Rome_Adelphi Collaboration at the CERN ISR. The main purpose of the experiment was to look at the multiplicity gamma ray events, using a series of lead glass Cerenkov counters intercepting various solid angles around the intersecting region.

  14. CERN News: Slow ejection efficiency at the PS; Vacuum tests on the ISR; Fire in the neutrino beam-line; Prototype r.f . cavity for the Booster; Crane-bridge in ISR experimental hall; Modifications to the r.f . system at the PS


    CERN News: Slow ejection efficiency at the PS; Vacuum tests on the ISR; Fire in the neutrino beam-line; Prototype r.f . cavity for the Booster; Crane-bridge in ISR experimental hall; Modifications to the r.f . system at the PS

  15. Performance of the AFS-vertex detector at the CERN ISR

    The central detector of the Axial Field Spectrometer (AFS) is a cylindrical drift chamber using a 'bicycle-wheel' geometry. Its design has been optimized for jet-like events with high track densities. This is accomplished through a high degree of azimuthal segmentation (40 sectors) with up to 42 space points per track, using measurements of drift time and charge division. Particle identification in the non-relativistic region is obtained by (dE/dx) sampling. The detector is operated in an inhomogeneous magnetic field at event rates of typically >5x105 collisions per second. Preliminary results are presented on the detector performance achieved after the first months of operation at the ISR. (Auth.)

  16. Multiplicity distributions in αα and αp collisions at the CERN ISR

    The multiplicities of charged secondaries from inelastic αp and αα collisions have been measured using the Split-Field Magnet detector at the CERN Intersecting Storage Rings. Corrected multiplicity distributions for αα and αp interactions are compared with those for pp interactions and with theoretical predictions. (orig.)

  17. Measurement of the Antiproton-Proton Total Cross-Section at the CERN ISR


    This experiment is a measurement of small angle scattering of antiprotons on protons and of protons on protons at 15/15, 22/22, 26/26 and 31/31 GeV, with the aim of obtaining data on the total cross-section for the scattering of protons on protons, and of determining the ratio of the real to the imaginary scattering amplitude at zero momentum transfer for antiprotons on protons. The measurement is divided into two parts: \\item 1) The measurement of @s^t^o^t(@*p) and @s^t^o^t(pp), using hodoscopes placed at small angles, outside the vacuum pipe, at approximately 9 metres from the intersection point. \\item 2) The measurement of the region in !t!, the momentum transfer squared, around the value !t^c!, where Coulomb and nuclear scattering are equal, in order to deduce the quantity @r = Re f(t=0)/Im f(t=0). This latter measurement is done by employi in earlier @s^t(pp) and @r experiments at the ISR. \\end{enumerate} In both set-ups the measurements are made by recording coincidences between collinear counters in th...

  18. Charged particle spectra in αα and αp collisions at the CERN ISR

    Momenta of charged particles produced in inelastic αα, αp, and pp collisions were measured using the Split-Field-Magnet detector at the CERN Intersecting Storage Rings. Inclusive and semi-inclusive spectra are presented as a function of rapidity y, Feynman-x, and transverse momentum psub(T). The inclusive y distributions agree well with predictions of the dual parton model; the highest particle densities are reached at yapprox.=0 and the momenta of leading protons decrease significantly for increasing total multiplicity. ''Temperatures'' are equal in αα, αp, and pp interactions. The psub(T) distributions depend weakly on the multiplicity. (orig.)

  19. Measurement of vector meson and direct photon production at large transverse momentum at the CERN ISR

    The production at large transverse momentum of low mass electron pairs was investigated at the CERN Intersecting Storage Rings using lithium/xenon transition radiation detectors and liquid argon calorimeters. Production of the vector mesons rho0, ω0, and phi was observed with cross sections consistent with the assumptions that rho0, ω0, and π0 production are nearly equal at large p/sub t/ and that phi production is suppressed by about an order of magnitude relative to rho0 and ω0 production. The observed low mass virtual photon continuum between masses of 200 and 500 MeV was consistent with estimates of Dalitz decays plus predictions of the vector dominance model. The measured cross section for virtual photon production enabled a limit of (0.5 +- 1.0) percent to be placed on the ratio of direct real photon production to π0 production

  20. A measurement of direct electron production in proton-proton collisions at the CERN ISR

    A measurement of direct single electron production in proton proton collisions at a centre of mass energy of √s = 62.8 GeV is reported. The experiment was performed at the CERN Intersecting Storage Rings using the Split-Field-Magnet detector. In an angular range of Δthetasub(cm) = 350 around a polar angle of thetasub(cm) = 900 and over a transverse momentum range .3 = 1 GeV/c at a level of approximately 2x10-4 of the equivalent inclusive charged pion cross section. With decreasing psub(t) the signal rises slightly to reach about 4x10-4 at the lowest psub(t) value. Direct electrons at such low transverse momenta are usually interpreted as decay products of semileptonic decays of charmed particles. This interpretation is confirmed by observation of the hadronic decay of the associated charmed particle (D0 meson and Λsub(c)+ baryon). Using different production models for the creation of pairs of charmed particles, the total cross section for the production of charmed particles in proton collisions is estimated to range from 200 μb to 900 μb depending on the model assumptions. (orig.)

  1. Charged particle production ratios at the CERN ISR for a transverse momentum of 0.4 GeV/c

    Bertin, A; Capiluppi, P; D'Agostino-Bruno, M; Ellis, R J; Giacomelli, G; Poe, R T; Rossi, A M; Vannini, G


    Experimental results are presented on the production ratios of charged particles in inclusive reactions at ISR energies. The data have been taken at a fixed transverse momentum of 0.4 GeV/c. At ISR energies and for 0.1

  2. ISR Superconducting Quadrupoles


    This picture shows four of the eight Quadrupoles manufacured by industry after assembly in their cryostat at CERN.They were then installed at intersection I8 of the ISR, where together with the other four they formed the Superconducting High-Luminosity ( Low-beta )Insertion. See also photo 7702690X and its abstract.

  3. Measurement of inclusive π0 production at large p/sub T/ from p-p collisions at the CERN ISR

    An apparatus consisting of a superconducting solenoidal magnet, cylindrical drift chambers and two arrays of lead glass Cerenkov counters at the CERN ISR has been used to study p-p collisions in which a π0 of large p/sub T/ is produced near 900. The inclusive cross section for single π0 production at centre-of-mass energies 30.7, 53.1 and 62.4 GeV is presented. The data are found to be inconsistent with scaling of the form p/sub T/sup -n/ F(x/sub T/), where x/sub T/ = 2p/sub T//√s

  4. Study of $pp$ and $p\\bar{p}$ Collisions at the SFM Facility of the CERN ISR


    In an analysis of ``minimum bias'' data taken in experiment R415 it was shown that if this data is analysed in terms of a new energy variable E^h^a^d, obtained by correcting the ISR c.m. energy for the energy carried away by the leading protons, then there is a remarkable similarity between (pp) and (e|+e|-) interactions. The range of (e|+e|-) equivalent energies over which the data could be analysed was limited by the total c.m. energy of the colliding protons (@Rs=62~GeV). \\\\ \\\\ This experiment at the Split Field Magnet uses a momentum-selective trigger logic to collect an enriched sample of events with identified leading protons or antiprotons, covering an extended range of equivalent (e|+e|-) energies by collecting data at different~@Rs.\\\\ \\\\ A first run with proton-proton at three different @Rs (30, 44 and 62~GeV) was already performed. \\\\ \\\\ The hypothesis that the energy released by the leading protons, and not @Rs, is the important quantity when studying low p^t multiparticle production in (pp) collis...

  5. Search for new long-lived particles with masses in the range 1.4 to 3.0 GeV, at the CERN ISR

    Armitage, J C; Bobbink, Gerjan J; Erné, F C; Kooijman, P M; Loebinger, F K; MacBeth, A A; Montgomery, H E; Murphy, P G; Poorthuis, J J M; Rabou, L; Rudge, A; Sens, Johannes C; Stork, D H; Timmer, J


    A search has been made at the CERN ISR for long-lived non-annihilating particles of two types: those which exhibit strong interactions and those which do not (heavy leptons). Invariant cross section upper limits of 6 nb GeV/sup -2/ and 1.8 nb GeV/sup -2/ were measured for these two classes of particles, respectively, for particle masses close to the anti-deuteron mass. Upper limits are also placed on the production of new particles with masses in the range 1.4 to 3.0 GeV, and invariant cross sections are quoted for pi , p, d production. The experiment was performed at square root s=53 GeV with x (=2p/sub L// square root s) in the range 0.07 to 0.15 and p/sub T/ between 0.08 and 0.16 GeV/c. Antideuterons were identified by annihilation in a 1.4 m /sup 3/ scintillation calorimeter. (19 refs).

  6. ISR intersection I-2


    Towards the left one sees, on top of ISR beam 1, the front section of the 30-metre-long, small-angle spectrometer from the CERN-Holland-Lancaster-Manchester single-particle production experiment. It consists of two special septum magnets carrying up to 20 kA each. These magnets are necessary to force charged particles produced at small angles away from the ISR beam. They are followed by two threshold Cerenkov counters and (not visible) three more bending magnets and a 6-metre-long Cerenkov counter. Particle identification follows from the Cerenkov signals after determination of the particle trajectory through the spectrometer with magnetostrictive spark chambers. The positions of the first magnets and Cerenkov counters can be changed by remote control. In front one sees the electronics which determines the traversal of a charged particle from scintillator counter signals and gives the "fire" signal for the spark chambers.

  7. collision zone of an ISR

    This is a collision region from the world’s first proton collider, the Intersecting Storage Rings. The ISR was used at CERN from 1971-84 to study proton-proton collisions at the highest energy then available (60GeV). When operational, ISR collision regions were surrounded by detectors as shown in the photo. In 1972, the surprising discovery of fragments flying out sideways from head-on proton-proton collisions was the first evidence of quark-quark scattering inside the colliding protons . This was similar to Rutherford’s observation in 1911 of alpha particles scattering off the tiny nucleus inside atoms of gold. The ISR beamtubes had to be as empty as outer space, a vacuum 100 000 times better than other CERN machines at the time.

  8. collision region of the ISR


    This is a collision region from the world’s first proton collider, the Intersecting Storage Rings. The ISR was used at CERN from 1971-84 to study proton-proton collisions at the highest energy then available (60GeV). When operational, ISR collision regions were surrounded by detectors as shown in the photo. In 1972, the surprising discovery of fragments flying out sideways from head-on proton-proton collisions was the first evidence of quark-quark scattering inside the colliding protons . This was similar to Rutherford’s observation in 1911 of alpha particles scattering off the tiny nucleus inside atoms of gold. The ISR beamtubes had to be as empty as outer space, a vacuum 100 000 times better than other CERN machines at the time.

  9. CERN : Nouveaux records lors d'une période d'exploitation au PS/SPS ; Un nouveau rôle pour les ISR ; Deuxième région d'intersection pour le système pp du SPS ; Détermination de la durée de vie du charme ; Calcul en Sicile et au CERN


    CERN : Nouveaux records lors d'une période d'exploitation au PS/SPS ; Un nouveau rôle pour les ISR ; Deuxième région d'intersection pour le système pp du SPS ; Détermination de la durée de vie du charme ; Calcul en Sicile et au CERN

  10. Cern


    "La réparation de l'accélérateur géant de particules LHC, qui devrait redémarrer mi-novembre aprés une panne de plus d'un an, a coûté 23 millions d'euros, selon un haut responsable du Centre européen de recherche nucléaire (CERN), cité vendredi par les médias espagnols" (1 paragraph)

  11. A study of the J/psi production in proton-proton collisions at the CERN ISR, using liquid argon calorimeters and lithium/xenon transition radiation detectors

    The production of electron-positron (e+e-) pairs with invariant masses greater than 2.5 GeV/c2 was investigated at the CERN Intersecting Storage Rings. The J/psi particle was observed by its decay into e+e- pairs and its production cross-section is found to rise by a factor of about six over the entire range of centre-of-mass energies available (√s=23.5 GeV to √s=62.4 GeV). The rapidity and transverse momentum dependence of the production mechanism are discussed. The e+e- pair invariant mass spectrum is also studied for higher masses. The production and decay into e+e- pairs of the psi' is not observed within the statistical limits of the data discussed herein. A few e+e- events with masses above 4.5 GeV/c2 are observed and are used to set upper limits on the cross-section for continuum production resulting from the annihilation of elementary point-like constituents of the protons. (Auth.)

  12. ISR RF cavities


    In each ISR ring the radiofrequency cavities were installed in one 9 m long straight section. The RF system of the ISR had the main purpose to stack buckets of particles (most of the time protons)coming from the CPS and also to accelerate the stacked beam. The installed RF power per ring was 18 kW giving a peak accelerating voltage of 20 kV. The system had a very fine regulation feature allowing to lower the voltage down to 75 V in a smooth and well controlled fashion.

  13. Spanish Government delegation in the ISR workshop clean room


    A Spanish Government delegation visited CERN before Spain rejoined CERN as a Member State(in 1983). Some delegates were particularly interested in advanced technologies. The picture shows them in the ISR workshop clean room looking at components of vacuum chambers for experiments. From left to right: a delegate, Director-General Herwig Schopper demonstrating the lightness of a titanium chamber, another delegate, the Spanish Minister of Industry and Energy Mr.Ignacio Bayon Marine and Romeo Perin. See also 8202369.

  14. ISR vacuum system


    A pressure of 5 x 10-11 Torr has been obtained repreatedly in this pilot section of the ISR vacuum system. The pilot section is 45 m long is pumped by 9 sputter-ion pumps pf 350 l/s pumping speed, and is baked out at 200 degrees C before each pump down.

  15. ISR "Terwilliger" Quadrupole


    There were 48 of these Quadrupoles in the ISR. They were distributed around the rings according to the so-called Terwilliger scheme. Their aperture was 184 mm, their core length 300 mm, their gradient 5 T/m. Due to their small length as compared to the aperture, the end fringe field errors had to be compensated by suitably shaping the poles.

  16. ISR Sextupole Magnet


    The 32 correction 6-pole magnets had the special feature of having an asymmetric aperture of 192 mm (horizontal) x 112 mm (vertical), the two central poles having been brought closer to the ISR elliptical vacuum chamber in order to save Ampere-turns and power. In fact for a given strength the required Ampere-turns per pole are proportional to the cube of its distance from the centre. The low-carbon steel core was 396 mm long , the strength 28 T/m. The strong dipole field generated at the ends by the asymmetry, as well as other unwanted multipoles, were compensated by suitable shaping of the pole profiles.

  17. ISR main control room


    The ISR main control room (SRC) on the night of 20 October when beam was first successfully injected into Ring I. The panels along the left contain controls and observational information about the beam-transfer system and injection. Along the right are recorders showing beam intensity (in the centre) and controls for currents in the main magnets, the pole face windings, and auxiliary magnets, and the magnetic field display panel (further for the rear). At the far back are controls and observations for the r.f. system and the betatron-frequency meter. Also at the far back (in the centre) are oscilloscopes for looking at signals from the pick-up electrodes.

  18. ISR Radial Field Magnet


    There were 37 (normal) + 3 (special) Radial Field magnets in the ISR to adjust vertically the closed orbit. Gap heights and strengths were 200 mm and .12 Tm in the normal magnets, 220 mm and .18 Tm in the special ones. The core length was 430 mm in both types. Due to their small length as compared to the gap heights the end fringe field errors were very important and had to be compensated by suitably shaping the poles. In order to save on cables, as these magnets were located very far from their power supplies, the coils of the normal type magnets were formed by many turns of solid cpper conductor with some interleaved layers of hollow conductor directly cooled by circulating water

  19. The inelastic differential cross section in impact parameter space at ISR energies

    Henzi, R


    Implications of increasing total cross sections and diffractive structures at CERN-ISR on the inelastic differential cross section in impact parameter space are discussed. It is a Gaussian plus a small 'edge' correction and its increase through the ISR energies is peripheral as compared to the overall region of inelastic collisions, while inside this region it remains relatively constant and below the unitarity bound. (25 refs).

  20. ISR Intersection 1


    The experimental apparatus used at intersection 1 by the CERN-Bologna Collaboration (experiment R105). It consists of two almost identical magnetic spectrometers centered at 90 degrees on opposite sides of the intersection region. In each spectrometer one can see magnetostrictive wire spark chambers, a magnet, more chambers and various hodoscopes of scintillation counters. Gas Cerenkov counters (almost invisible in the picture) are located in the gap of each magnet. On the left hand side, a matrix of 119 lead glass Cerenkov counters is located behind some concrete and iron shielding.

  1. Prototype of Superconducting Quadrupole for ISR Low-Beta Insertion


    In colliders, smaller beam cross-section means higher luminosity. Beam-size being proportional to the square-root of the "beta function" value, a small beta means small beam size, hence high luminosity. The first p-p collision in the ISR occurred in January 1971 and in 1973 a study was launched on low-beta insertions, which focus beams to even smaller sizes at the beam crossing points. In 1976 the first prototype of a superconducting quadrupole was tested. Here we see Theodor Tortschanoff with a prototype of 1.25 m magnetic length. Manufacture of 8 quadrupoles (4 of L=1.15 m, 4 of L=0.65 m) began at Alsthom in 1978. They were installed at point 8 of the ISR, enhancing luminosity there until final low-beta operation in December 1983. For details see "Yellow Report" CERN 76-16.

  2. A study of the reaction p + p → p + p + X at ISR energies

    Armitage, J.C.M.; Benz, P.; Bobbink, G.J.; Erné, F.C.; Kooijman, P.M.; Loebinger, F.K.; Macbeth, A.A.; Montgomery, H.E.; Murphy, P.G.; Poorthuis, J.J.M.; Rudge, A.; Sens, J.C.; Strolin, P.; Stork, D.; Timmer, J.


    We have performed an experiment to investigate the reaction p + p → p1 + p2 + X at the CERN Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR). The dependence of the cross-section on the mass and rapidity of the system X, and on the momentum transfer squared t1, t2 to the outgoing protons is studied. We observe signa

  3. Inside CERN : Devoiler l'inaccessible

    Denis Postle; Edwin Shaw


    Presentation of what goes on at CERN. Animation of protons going around a ring, then sent to a target and detectors look at them. SC. PS. ISR. Interesting animation: a red light is superimposed on the accelerator to indicate the beam path. (PS and ISR) BEBC. Scanning, with a nice moment of the tracks arriving. Omega. Tracks. Map showing where SPS will be. The Robbins. Other aspects of SPS construction: magnets, RF cavaties, vacuum tube.

  4. ISR split-field magnet


    The experimental apparatus used at intersection 4 around the Split-Field Magnet by the CERN-Bologna Collaboration (experiment R406). The plastic scintillator telescopes are used for precise pulse-height and time-of-flight measurements.

  5. Aerial view of CERN under the snow


    In this photograph taken in the winter of 1963, CERN still looks quite bare under its mantle of snow. The Proton Synchrotron (PS), resembling a bicycle wheel in shape, had been in operation since the summer of 1959. A proposal had just been made for the site of CERN's second large project, the Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR): France was to house the world's first proton-proton collider. In September 1965, the French authorities signed an agreement making more than 40 hectares of land available for the extension of the CERN site established in Switzerland into French territory. The ISR project received final approval from the CERN Council in December 1965. The civil engineering work on the French part began in November 196

  6. Experiments at CERN in 1984

    This book is a compilation of the current experimental program at CERN. The experiments listed are being performed at one of the following machines: the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS), the Proton Synchrotron (PS) and the Synchro-Cyclotron (SC). The Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR) have ceased functioning early this year. The four approved experiments to be done by means of the Large Electron Positron machine (LEP) are also listed. (orig./HSI)

  7. "Roman Pot" at the ISR


    "Roman pots" are stainless steel containers, which can be moved from outside the vacuum chamber towards the beam. They house detectors which are conveniently at atmospheric pressure and can still be brought close to the limit of the circulating beam, to detect particles emanating at very small angles from the intersection of two colliding beams. Eifionydd Jones was the inventor of this device, highly successful at the ISR and now used again at the TOTEM experiment at the LHC. This particular Roman Pot, with a thickness of 0.2 mm, was built in 1980 for experiment R210 in intersection I-2, in preparation for proton-antiproton collisions in 1981. See also 7501065.

  8. Hiponatremia recurrente secundaria a ISRS.

    Pablo Puras Rico


    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo es presentar l caso de un varón de 88 años que ha presentado en los últimos tres años tres episodios de hiponatremia por SIADH en relación con el uso fármacos inhibidores de la recaptación de serotonina (ISRS que han requerido de ingreso hospitalario. En dos de estos episodios el paciente estaba en tratamiento concomitante con diuréticos tiazídicos, siendo la sertralina el fármaco antidepresivo implicado, y en uno de los tres episodios el paciente estaba en tratamiento con citalopram sin que existiera tratamiento diurético concomitante alguno. Se revisan los factores de riesgo para esta complicación, se revisa la literatura al respecto y se establecen recomendaciones de control

  9. ISR systems: Past, present, and future

    Henry, Daniel J.


    Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems have been in use for thousands of years. Technology and CONOPS have continually evolved and morphed to meet ever-changing information needs and adversaries. Funding sources, constraints and procurement philosophies have also evolved, requiring cost-effective innovation to field marketable products which maximize the effectiveness of the Tasking, Capture, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TCPED) information chain. This paper describes the TCPED information chain and the evolution of ISR (past, present, and future).

  10. Inside CERN : Grosse Maschinen fur kleinste teilchen

    CERN Public Information Office


    A service station with a difference. Presentation of what goes on at CERN. Animation of protons going around a ring, then sent to a target and detectors look at them. SC. PS. ISR. Interesting animation: a red light is superimposed on the accelerator to indicate the beam path. (PS and ISR) BEBC. Scanning, with a nice moment of the tracks arriving. Omega. Tracks. Map showing where SPS will be. The Robbins. Other aspects of SPS construction: magnets, RF cavaties, vacuum tube.Comments : Calm, well constructed presentation without much film imagination, aside from the red light/beam animation.

  11. Prototype Vacuum Chamber for ISR Intersection Region


    The vacuum chambers at the ISR interaction region had to be as transparent as possible to the secondary particles emerging from the collision points. Made from stainless steel or titanium, only a fraction of a millimeter thick, they were most delicate to handle.

  12. Prototype vacuum chamber for ISR intersection region


    The vacuum chambers at the ISR interaction regions had to be as transparent as possible to the secondary particles emerging from the collision points. Made from stainless steel or titanium, only a fraction of a millimeter thick, they were most delicate to handle.

  13. Comparison between p anti p and pp interactions at the ISR for high p/sub T/ and E/sub T/0 spectra

    In December 1982 much more p anti p data at √s = 53 GeV were accumulated at the CERN ISR than during the run in October 1981. Preliminary results are presented both for a single particle trigger and for a total electromagnetic energy trigger. No significant differences between p anti p and pp interactions were observed

  14. An old water tank from the time of the ISR is being converted into a temporary store for ATLAS muon chambers.

    maximilien brice


    This large underground water tank dates from the construction of the ISR when CERN had its own independent water supply. No longer needed for water storage, this interesting example of 1960s industrial architecture represents 6000 m3 of useful storage space that can now be accessed via a 4 m x 5 m door made in the wall.

  15. A diquark scattering model for high psub(T) proton production in pp collisions at the ISR

    The relative yield of high transverse momentum protons measured in p p interactions at the CERN ISR is calculated in the framework of simple parton models. Whereas models based exclusively on quark and gluon scattering fail to describe the data, the hypothesis of diquark scattering provides a quantitative understanding of the measured dependences on transverse momentum, polar angle, and centre-of-mass energy. Different assumptions on diquark structure functions are tested. (orig.)

  16. Experiments at CERN in 1979

    The 1979 catalogue of approved experiments at CERN has been compiled as a guide to the status of the experimental research programme at the 400 GeV Proton Synchrotron (SPS), the Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR), the 25 GeV Proton Synchrotron (PS), and the Synchrocyclotron (SC). The schematic layouts of beams and experiments at the various machines are given in the beginning of the report and are followed by descriptive material on the experiments. In general, a short summary of each of the approved experiments is given, with a description of the physics purpose, the apparatus employed, a list of the participants and the name of the collaboration. (Auth.)

  17. A study of the reaction p+p to p+p+X at ISR energies

    Armitage, J C; Bobbink, G J; Erné, F C; Kooijman, P; Loebinger, F K; MacBeth, A A; Montgomery, H E; Murphy, P G; Poorthuis, J J M; Rudge, A; Sens, Johannes C; Stork, D; Strolin, P; Timmer, J


    The authors have performed an experiment to investigate the reaction p +p to p/sub 1/+p/sub 2/+X at the CERN Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR) . The dependence of the cross-section on the mass and rapidity of the system X, and on the momentum transfer squared t/sub 1/, t/sub 2/ to the outgoing protons is studied. They observe signals for the production of rho , omega , f, and A/sub 2/ mesons in the missing-mass spectra, and conclusions are made about the contribution of double- Pomeron exchange. (9 refs).

  18. Clean-up at the ISR


    After six months of work, the part of the ISR coming under EP Division has been emptied and refurbished. The area is now ready to start building the LHC experiments. People who know the ISR from way back are likely to be surprised when they push open the doors to the old collider. Whereas the part of the tunnel allocated to EP (Experimental Physics) Division now stands empty, a few months ago, it was piled high with odds and ends. For more than 20 years, this part of the former Intersecting Storage Rings, a full quarter of the loop, had been used as storage space. Both items of value and pure junk had been dumped there, ranging from detector prototypes and 30 years old pumps with signs saying 'not to be thrown out', down to planks, a beautiful velvet armchair, and hundreds of electricity racks. Aloïs Girardoz, lost in the huge ISR hall, which will now be used for building the muon chambers of CMS. An audit carried out in 1996 on the research sector storage areas and accelerators signalled an end t...

  19. In the heart of CERN in 1967

    Public Information Office at CERN & Guido Franco


    A round trip through CERN, where you meet Lew Kowarski, Francis Perrin, Oppenheimer, Niels Bohr; where you listen to Emilio Picasso, Francis Farley, John Bailey, Bernard Gregory, Leon Van Hove, Giuseppe Cocconi; where you share discussion between theorists Jean Iliopoulos, Daniele Amati, John Bell and Jacques Prentki .......Begins with council session, announce of filming. Explanation of council and reasons for creating CERN, history of CERN. Explanation of what happens at CERN. (Anthoine to visitors) Lew Kowarsky. Picasso's explanation of G-2 experiment, a classic - "is very easy really" with Guido Franco as the person who is not a physicist who does not understand the explanation. 2 meter bubble chamber. Scanning. Computer centre. * Theorists at a blackboard. Cocconi giving conference and film portrait "when I was younger research was less can't run counter to evolution. (with jazz background). Cafeteria. Johnsen explaining why building ISR. Gregory "highest energies and biggest laboratorie...

  20. Stochastic cooling equipment at the ISR


    The photo shows (centre) an experimental set-up for stochastic cooling of vertical betatron oscillations, used at the ISR in the years before the ICE ring was built. Cooling times of about 30 min were obtained in the low intensity range (~0.3 A). To be noted the four 50 Ohm brass input/output connections with cooling fins, and the baking-out sheet around the cylinder. On the left one sees a clearing electrode box allowing the electrode current to be measured, and the pressure seen by the beam to be evaluated.

  1. Bicone vacuum chamber for ISR intersection


    This is one of the bicone chambers made of titanium for experiment R 702. The central corrugated part had a very thin titanium wall (0.28 mm). The first of these chambers collapsed in its central part when baked at 300 C (August 1975). After an intensive effort to develop better quality and reproducible welds for this special material, the ISR workshop was able to build two new chambers of this type. One of them was installed at I 7 for R 702 in 1976 and worked perfectly. It was at that time the most "transparent" intersection vacuum chamber. See also 7609219, 7609221.

  2. From CERN to space – and back

    Christine Sutton


    At the end of May, 40 years after he worked as a fellow on the Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR), former astronaut Ernst Messerschmid gave a colloquium at CERN. His experience in the Laboratory’s international environment was an important factor in the process that led to his becoming one of the first Germans in space.   Ernst Messerschmid in the Spacelab module. Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0). Ernst Messerschmid first arrived at CERN as a summer student in 1970, just as preparations were being made for the start-up of the ISR, and he soon returned as a fellow. His diploma thesis and PhD thesis were both based on his work at the ISR. All seemed set for a career in accelerator physics, but in 1977, while deciding on his future, Ernst spotted an advert in the newspaper Die Zeit: "Astronauts wanted". “There were five boxes that needed to be ticked,” he recalls. “Scientific training, good health, psychological stability, language skills and exper...

  3. CERN Choir

    Staff Association


      Do you like singing? The CERN Choir is looking for basses and tenors Join us! Programme Spring Session 2015: Donizetti: Misere & Missa di Gloria e Credo Bellini: Salve Regina Bruckner: Requiem in D minor Next concert: Sunday 31 May 2015 at 17:00 Musicales de Comesières (GE) Rehearsals at CERN Main Auditorium, building 500 On Wednesdays from 20.00 to 22:00 Membership fee: January to June 150 CHF September to December: 100CHF Contact: Facebook/Choeur-du-CERN

  4. Courrier CERN


    Example of the cover page of the French version of the CERN Courier; Courrier CERN from January 1962. The journal was published both in English and French up to volume 45, no. 5, June 2005. Since then there is a single-language edition where articles are published either in French or English with an abstract in the other language.

  5. CERN & Society


    Non Member State Summer Students 2015 are interviewed about their decision to study STEM subjects, to apply for CERN NMSSS programme, their experience onsite @CERN and takeaways, their future goals and aspirations, offering also advice to fellow students.The Non Member State Summer Student Programme stands for a unique opportunity for students from all over the world to spend their summer at CERN in Geneva, getting involved in some of the world’s biggest experiments. For 8 weeks, summer students gather on-site at CERN and join in the day-to-day work of research. The Programme targets advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students of physics, computing and engineering, particularly from developing countries. Participating students receive scientific training, attend lectures and work on laboratory-based projects alongside with CERN experts and fellow students.

  6. RILEM TC ISR Summer 2015 Activity Report

    Le Pape, Yann [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)


    With aging infrastructures, instances of Alkali Silica Reaction (ASR) and Delayed Ettringite Formation (DEF), broadly covered under the term Internal Swelling Reaction (ISR), are increasingly being detected. They have been observed in bridges, dams, and most recently in nuclear power plants. Concrete swelling may result in bridge partial failure, dams with structural cracks and misaligned turbine shafts, and locked slice gates. For nuclear reactors micro-cracks may cause increased gas permeability which will jeopardize the containment integrity and may decrease the residual structural resistance under accidental loading. This TC, which limits its activity to structures with known expansive concrete, seeks to address two complementary but fundamental questions: a) What is the kinetics of the reaction and b) How would it affect the integrity of the structure (serviceability and strength) and thus establish a science based prognostic to the structure owner.

  7. A review of accelerator and particle physics at the CERN intersecting storage rings

    The last meeting of the CERN Intersecting Storage Rings Committee (ISRC) was held on 27 January 1984, following the closing of the ISR for colliding-beam physics in December 1983. This report consists of the written versions of the two review talks presented at that meeting. K. Johnsen describes the history and importance of the ISR for accelerator physics, from the first ideas on colliding-beam devices to the final operation. M. Jacob gives his view of the role of the ISR physics programme in the development of particle physics up to and including the latest available results. The preface is by G. Bellettini, the last chairman of the ISR Committee. (orig.)

  8. Experimental programme at the PS and ISR


    We are aware that, for some of our readers, it is useful to have, from time to time, a run-through of the current research at CERN. Covering the whole programme in this way, it is not possible to give the full story of each experiment. They are listed here according to the Experimental Hall in which they are located.

  9. The CERN p-anti p complex

    CERN is currently extending its accelerator complex and experimental facilities to perform experiments with antiprotons from almost zero up to 540 GeV centre of mass energies. The key part of the enterprise is a 3.5 GeV accumulating ring (AA) relying entirely on stochastic cooling. Antiprotons will be collided against protons at centre of mass energies up to 540 GeV in the SPS, and up to 62 GeV in the ISR. A small additional machine, LEAR, will make a wealth of experiments possible at kinetic energies ranging from 5 MeV to 1.3 GeV. (Auth.)

  10. CERN Rocks


    The 15th CERN Hardronic Festival took place on 17 July on the terrace of Rest 3 (Prévessin). Over 1000 people, from CERN and other International Organizations, came to enjoy the warm summer night, and to watch the best of the World's High Energy music. Jazz, rock, pop, country, metal, blues, funk and punk blasted out from 9 bands from the CERN Musiclub and Jazz club, alternating on two stages in a non-stop show.  The night reached its hottest point when The Canettes Blues Band got everybody dancing to sixties R&B tunes (pictured). Meanwhile, the bars and food vans were working at full capacity, under the expert management of the CERN Softball club, who were at the same time running a Softball tournament in the adjacent "Higgs Field". The Hardronic Festival is the main yearly CERN music event, and it is organized with the support of the Staff Association and the CERN Administration.

  11. Implementation of an integrated network of various ISR-systems

    Böker, D.


    Experiments were carried out at naval base Eckernförde, Germany, bringing together several projects concerning Defense Against Terrorism (DAT) and the net-centric battlespace. An integrated network of various Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems was realized to evaluate the benefit of net-centric operations, i. e. in DAT focusing on force protection. ISR systems of the German Army, Air force, and Navy as well as a number of not yet operational systems were integrated in a joint network. Information relationships, data models, collaborative system functions and services were defined for as much as 27 systems from 20 companies. The NATO ISR Interoperability Architecture (NIIA) as the corner stone of technical standards for interoperable ISR products like images and motion imagery was used to the extent possible. Services and systems adopted by the multinational project MAJIIC were the starting point to develop appropriate collaboration tools and mechanisms.

  12. End view of ISR Superconducting Quadrupole in its cryostat


    This view shows the cold mass of the prototype ISR Superconducting Quadrupole suspended to the outer vacuum tank by means of titanium alloy rods.The heat shield wrapped with superinsulation can also be seen. See also photo 7702690X.

  13. Installation of Superconducting High Luminosity Insertion at ISR


    The picture shows a Superconducting Quadrupole being installed very close to the Axial Field Magnet spectrometer at ISR intersection I8. The person is Pierre Rey. See also 7702690X, 8010397, 8102638X, 8102123.

  14. Superconducting Quadrupole Prototype for the ISR high luminosity (low beta) insertion


    In colliders, smaller beam cross-section means higher luminosity. Beam-size being proportional to the square-root of the "beta function" value, a small beta means small beam size, hence high luminosity. In 1973 a study was launched on low-beta insertions using superconducting quadrupole magnets, which focus beams to very small sizes at the beam crossing points . In 1976 the first prototype of a superconducting quadrupole was tested. Here we see Theodor Tortschanoff with the prototype of 1.25 m magnetic length. Manufacture of 8 quadrupoles (4 of L=1.15 m, 4 of L=0.65 m) began at Alsthom in 1978. They were installed at intersection I8 of the ISR, enhancing luminosity there by a factor 7 until final low-beta operation in December 1983. For details see "Yellow Report" CERN 76-16. See also pictures 7702307, 7702308, 7702182,7510214X,7510217X.

  15. Adaptive evolvement of information age C4ISR structure

    Yushi Lan; Kebo Deng; Shaojie Mao; Heng Wang; Kan Yi; Ming Lei


    Command, control, communication, computing, intel-ligence, surveil ance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) in information age is a complex system whose structure always changes ac-tively or passively during the warfare. Therefore, it is important to optimize the structure, especial y in ambiguous and quick-tempo modern warfare. This paper proposes an adaptive evolvement mechanism for the C4ISR structure to survive the changeable warfare. Firstly, the information age C4ISR structure is defined and modeled based on the complex network theory. Secondly, taking the observe, orient, decide and act (OODA) model into consideration, four kinds of loops in the C4ISR structure are pro-posed and their coefficient of networked effects (CNE) is further defined. Then, the adaptive evolvement mechanisms of the four kinds of loops are presented respectively. Final y, taking the joint air-defense C4ISR as an example, simulation experiments are im-plemented, which validate the evolvement mechanism and show that the information age C4ISR structure has some characteristics of smal-world network and scale-free network.

  16. Enhanced intelligence through optimized TCPED concepts for airborne ISR

    Spitzer, M.; Kappes, E.; Böker, D.


    Current multinational operations show an increased demand for high quality actionable intelligence for different operational levels and users. In order to achieve sufficient availability, quality and reliability of information, various ISR assets are orchestrated within operational theatres. Especially airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) assets provide - due to their endurance, non-intrusiveness, robustness, wide spectrum of sensors and flexibility to mission changes - significant intelligence coverage of areas of interest. An efficient and balanced utilization of airborne ISR assets calls for advanced concepts for the entire ISR process framework including the Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (TCPED). Beyond this, the employment of current visualization concepts, shared information bases and information customer profiles, as well as an adequate combination of ISR sensors with different information age and dynamic (online) retasking process elements provides the optimization of interlinked TCPED processes towards higher process robustness, shorter process duration, more flexibility between ISR missions and, finally, adequate "entry points" for information requirements by operational users and commands. In addition, relevant Trade-offs of distributed and dynamic TCPED processes are examined and future trends are depicted.

  17. Arrival at CERN of the first MB4 DT chambers from Turin

    Marcos Fernandez Garcia


    The largest DT chambers to be installed into the outermost station of the CMS barrel muon detector (MB4) are built by INFN-Turin. The first batch of four chambers, out of 40, arrived at the CERN ISR area on February 2005.

  18. Experience with the CERN pp complex

    In the CERN pp complex, antiprotons for collisions with protons or for direct use in experimental targets are provided over a very wide energy range, namely: pp collisions at √> = 540 GeV in the SPS, pp collisions at √S = 52 GeV in the ISR, p's down to a kinetic energy of 5 MeV from LEAR. This report gives an account of the experience gained so far, mainly in 1982, in actual physics runs in SPS and ISR, and during the commissioning of LEAR. The main novelty concerns an extended physics run of two months in the SPS, where a peak luminosity of 5.3 X 1028 cm-2 s-1 was reached and an integrated luminosity of 28 nb-1 (or 2.80 X 1034 cm-2) was supplied to the two main experiments UA1 and UA2. Another very encouraging result was obtained in LEAR where p beams, extracted from the Antiproton Accumulator at 3.5 GeV/c and decelerated in the PS to 0.6 GeV/c, were successfully injected and captured in LEAR, decelerated to 50 MeV kinetic energy and stochastically cooled. The first physics run will take place this summer. The ISR have exploited their excellent vacuum and reliability by storing antiprotons for physics runs of up to two weeks. There have been 10 physics runs to date and the peak luminosity achieved was 2.5 X 1028 cm-2 s-1

  19. CERN choir


    Don't forget a special performance of Joseph Haydn's Creation, an oratorio in three parts, given by the CERN choir and the Annecy choir Pro Musica, this Sunday at 8.30 p.m. at the Grand Casino. Tickets (38 CHF) are available at Fnac Rive and Balexert.

  20. Robot adventures at CERN


    Imagine if the CERN robots had an end-of-year party... From retrieving data tapes to handling material safely, the robots at CERN fulfill numerous tasks. Find out more: Produced by: CERN Video Productions Director: Christoph M. Madsen Copyright © 2015 CERN. Terms of use:

  1. "Flat-Fish" vacuum chamber for the ISR


    The "Flat-Fish" vacuum chamber was a very special one for the ISR beam intersection I-4, inside the Split-Field Magnet. Technical descriptions are given with pictures 7802042 and 7712182. There were several generations of this chamber. This picture was taken during the last year of ISR operation. See also 7510230X, 7511123X, 7802039, 7802041. A flat-fish type vacuum chamber was also used at I-8, inside the Open Axial Field Magnet (OAFM, experiment 807 on large transverse momentum collision products), see 7901358.

  2. Test of an undulated vacuum chamber for the ISR


    This picture shows mechanical tests of an undulated vacuum chamber for downstream arms of ISR intersections. This chamber, made of 0.3 mm thick inconel, had inner dimensions of 150 mm by 50 mm. The deflection under vacuum is measured by dial gauges. On the left one sees the large vessel where vacuum chambers were tested at pressures above atmospheric pressure.

  3. Bi-cone vacuum chamber in the ISR


    The "bi-cone" vacuum chamber in ISR intersection I-7, for experiment R702. Made from 0.28 mm thick titanium, it was at its time the most transparent chamber ever built. Ian Wilson is standing next to the chamber. See also 7609219.

  4. Hadronization of excited nucleons in nuclear collisions at ISR energies

    Calorimeters downstream of the intersection of pα and αα beams in the ISR have been used to study the hadronization of excited nucleons. These data extend and support the conclusions from previous studies of the A-dependence of particle multiplicities in ultrarelativistic p-nucleus collisions, which provided evidence that the proton hadronizes outside the nuclear volume. (orig.)

  5. The laboratory of the ISR/VAC group.


    On the right one sees (top) the Split-Field Magnet structure, inside which a vacuum chamber will be installed, and (bottom) a cylinder containing a vacuum chamber 'bicone', of the type with thin corrugated walls, extensively used in the ISR intersections (see photo ). At the centre, Alain Poncet (background) and Jean-Claude Brunet (from the back). Herbert Schuback is on the foreground.

  6. CERN accelerator school: Antiprotons for colliding beam facilities

    This is a specialized course which addresses a wide spectrum of theoretical and technological problems confronting the designer of an antiproton facility for high-energy-physics research. A broad and profound basis is provided by the lecturers' substantial experience gained over many years with CERN's unique equipment. Topics include beam optics, special lattices for antiproton accumulation and storage rings, antiproton production, stochastic cooling, acceleration and storage, r.f. noise, r.f. beam manipulations, beam-beam interaction, beam stability due to ion accumulation, and diagnostics. The SPS (Super Proton Synchrotron) panti p collider, LEAR (the Low Energy Antiproton Ring at CERN), antiprotons in the ISR (Intersecting Storage Rings), the new antiproton collector (ACOL) and gas jet targets are also discussed. A table is included listing the parameters of all CERN's accelerators and storage rings. See hints under the relevant topics. (orig./HSI)

  7. UK @ CERN

    FI Department


    17 – 18 November 2008 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. on Monday 17 November 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 18 November Individual meetings will take place in the technicians’ or engineers’ offices. The companies will contact relevant users/technicians but anyone wishing to arrange an appointment with a specific company can contact Caroline Laignel (, tel. 73722). A list of the companies is available from all departmental secretariats and on the web at: List of companies: 1. Caburn MDC Europe Ltd. 2. Croft Engineering Services 3. Cryox Ltd. 4. Goodfellow Cambridge Ltd. 5. Gravatom Engineering Systems Ltd. 6. High Voltage Technology 7. Lilco Ltd. 8. Micro Metalsmiths Ltd. 9. Photek Ltd. 10. Shadow Robot Company 11. Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd. 12. Tessella plc 13. Thermal Resources Management Ltd. 14. Torr Scientific Ltd. For further information please contact Mrs C. Laignel, FI-DI, tel. 7372...

  8. CERN moves to


    A new top-level domain for CERN will be inaugurated next week, with the migration of the core website to   The new webpage. The .cern top-level domain is intended for the exclusive use of CERN and its affiliates, and will soon be open for applications from within the community. Clear governance mechanisms for registration and management of .cern domains have been put in place. Applications for domains may be submitted by current members of the CERN personnel, and must be sponsored by a CERN entity such as a department, experiment, project or CERN-recognised experiment. For more information please refer to the registration policy. The acquisition of the .cern top-level domain was negotiated via ICANN’s new gTLD programme by a board comprising members of the CERN Legal Service, Communications group and IT department. .cern is one of over 1,300 new top-level domains that will launch over the coming months and years. The .cern domain nam...

  9. A measurement of alpha-alpha elastic scattering at the CERN ISR

    We present measurements of the αα elastic scattering differential cross section at √s=126 GeV in the range 0.052. The data give an improved definition of the first cross section minimum at vertical stroketvertical stroke=0.098 (GeV/c)2 and are consistent with theoretical models of nucleus-nucleus scattering. The αα total cross section obtained by extrapolation to the optical point is 280+-70 mb. (orig.)

  10. Multiplicity distributions in p-α and α-α collisions in the CERN ISR

    Measurements of charged particle multiplicity distributions in the central rapidity region in p-p and p-α, and α-α collisions are reported. They are better fitted to the 'wounded nucleon' than to the 'gluon string' model. The average transverse momenta, for all three reactions, are identical (and almost independent of multiplicity). Up to very high multiplicities. (orig.)

  11. pp collisions with a high psub(T) charged hadron trigger at the CERN ISR

    Results are presented from an investigation of proton proton collision at a cm energy of 52.6 GeV in which a charged hadron at large transverse momentum (0.5-6 GeV/c) is emitted near 900 in the cms. Jet-like structures are observed, and their properties discussed in some detail. (Auth.)

  12. Inclusive rho0 production in pp collisions at the CERN ISR

    The inclusive interaction of rho0 mesons in pp collisions has been measured at five c.m. energies from √s = 23.6 to 63.0 GeV. The cross sections and the producton spectra as a functin of transverse momentum and rapidity are discussed. (Auth.)

  13. Large tranverse momentum particle production in αα and pp collisions at the CERN ISR

    The production of charged hadrons with high psub(T) in αα collisions at √s = 126 GeV and pp collisions at √s = 31 and 63 GeV is compared, and the structure of the events associated with the high-psub(T) particles is studied. The probability of finding associated particles close to the trigger particle increases strongly between √s = 31 and 63 GeV for pp collisions. For psub(T) > 2.5 GeV/c the αα/pp cross section ratio at the same energy per nucleon is measured to be 18.7 +- 2.0, to be compared with A2 = 16, and a higher associated multiplicity is observed for αα. (orig.)

  14. Investigation of high duty factor ISR RFQ-1000

    Lu, Y R; Fang, J X; Gao, S L; Guo, J F; Guo, Z Y; Li, D S; Li, W G; Pan, O J; Ren, X T; Wu, Y; Yan, X Q; Yu Jin Xiang; Yu, M L; Ratzinger, U; Deitinghoff, H; Klein, H; Schempp, A


    Two Integral Split Ring (ISR) RFQs with high duty factor of 16.7% have been designed for the application of heavy ion implantation and built in the past several years at Institute of Heavy Ion Physics (IHIP) in Peking University. Two kinds of PIG ion sources with permanent magnets and LEBT were installed and optimized for the injection into these two RFQs. The positive O**+ and negative O**- ions were extracted and accelerated separately as well as simultaneously. The output macro pulse O**- beam current reached 660muA at a transmission efficiency of more than 82%. The N**+ beam was also accelerated with similar transmission efficiency, but the output current intensity for positive ions were lower than the negative ions because of the extracted current limitation of ion sources. The improvements, especially for high duty factor and experimental results with the 1MeV ISR RFQ will be presented in this paper.

  15. Beam position pickup for antiprotons to the ISR

    CERN PhotoLab


    The Antiproton Project, launched for proton-antiproton collisions in the SPS (SPS collider), had a side-line for p-pbar collisions in the ISR. A new transfer line, TT6, was constructed to transport antiprotons from the 26 GeV PS to the injection line TT1 of ISR ring 2. Antiprotons were a scarce commodity. For setting up the lines, beam diagnostic devices in the antiproton path had to work reliably and precisely with just a few low-intensity pilot pules: single bunches of about 2x10**9 antiprotons every few hours. Electrostatic pickup electrodes were used to measure beam position. They could be mounted for measurement in the horizontal plane, as in this picture, or at 90 deg, for the vertical plane.

  16. Kinematic Fitting in the Presence of ISR at the ILC

    List, Jenny; List, Benno


    Kinematic fitting is a well-established tool to improve jet energy and invariant mass resolutions by fitting the measured values under constraints (e.g. energy conservation). However, in the presence of substantial ISR and Beamstrahlung, naive energy and (longitudinal) momentum constraints fail due to the a priori unknown amount of undetected momentum carried away by collinear photons. It is possible to take care of those two effects and thus obtain significantly higher mass resolutions.

  17. The OAFM magnet for ISR intersection I-8


    The Open Axial Field Magnet (OAFM), weighing in at 300 tons, was installed in ISR intersection I-8 and brought into operation early in 1979. Fitted with a highly transparent "flat-fish" vacuum chamber, it served experiment R807 (large transverse momentum). Flat-fish vacuum chambers were originally developed for use inside the Split-Field Magnet (SFM) at intersection I-4: see 8310325 and references there.

  18. ISR Superconducting High-Luminosity (low beta ) insertion


    The photograph shows two of the 8 Superconducting Quadrupoles installed in ISR intersection I8 with their helium supply flexible lines,vacuum equipment,power and signal cables. The increase of luminosity produced by this insertion was above a factor 7. On the right one can see part of Open-Axial-Field Magnet. The person on the left side is Stephan Pichler. See also photo 7702690 and its abstract.

  19. Overview of the Axial Field Spectrometer in the ISR tunnel


    A view of the Axial Field Spectrometer – the last large experiment at the ISR. The horizontal top and vertical outer arrays of the uranium-scintillator hadron calorimeter are clear to be seen, with the blue cylindrical pole piece of the magnet just visible. The pipes that are visible in front of the pole piece are cryogenic feed pipes for the superconducting low-beta quadrupoles.

  20. Imploded test-chamber for an ISR intersection


    At the ISR intersection points the vacuum chambers had to be as "transparent" as possible, for the p-p collision product particles to reach the detectors with minimum hindrance. This meant the choice of a light, yet very strong, metal; minimum thickness; and corrugation for mechanical strength. The test-chamber seen here was made of 0.6 mm thick corrugated titanium, obviously not strong enough to withstand the atmospheric pressure.

  1. Golden Jubilee photos: ISR - The first proton-proton interactions


    At the inauguration ceremony for the Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR) on 16 October 1971, the man in charge of their construction, Kjell Johnsen, presented the "key" to the machine to Edoardo Amaldi, President of Council. Seated on the stage with them for this symbolic event were Victor Weisskopf, Marcel Antonioz, Willy Jentschke (seen on the left of the photo) and Werner Heisenberg (on the far right). On 27 January that year, in a world premier, signals produced by proton-proton collisions had been observed at the ISR. The protons, supplied by the PS, were injected into two identical rings, each measuring 300 metres in diameter, and collided head on at the 8 points where the rings intersected. The installation, which remained in operation until 1984, gave physicists access to a wide range of energies for hadron physics, hitherto restricted to the data from cosmic ray studies. The many technological challenges that were met at the ISR, in the fields of vacuum technology and stochastic cooling for instance,...

  2. UK @ CERN

    FI Department


    17 – 18 November 2008 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. on Monday 17 November 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 18 November Individual meetings will take place in the technicians’ or engineers’ offices. The companies will contact relevant users/technicians but anyone wishing to arrange an appointment with a specific company can contact Caroline Laignel (, tel. 73722). A list of the companies is available from all departmental secretariats and on the web here. List of companies: 1. Caburn MDC Europe Ltd. 2. Croft Engineering Services 3. Cryox Ltd. 4. Goodfellow Cambridge Ltd. 5. Gravatom Engineering Systems Ltd. 6. High Voltage Technology 7. Lilco Ltd. 8. Micro Metalsmiths Ltd. 9. Photek Ltd. 10. Shadow Robot Company 11. Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd. 12. Tessella plc 13. Thermal Resources Management Ltd. 14. Torr Scientific Ltd. For further information please contact Mrs C. Laignel, FI-DI, tel. 73722.

  3. Design and performance of a universal detector for the PSI/CERN B-Meson factory

    The paper describes the universal Detector which was proposed for the PSI B-Meson Factory in 1988. It includes a short history, aims and requirements, design and properties, R and D items under study and under discussion, and simulation results on the detector performance. The proposed detector fulfills all requirements for the physics program at a B-Meson Factory with small e+e- energy asymmetry as presently studied for the CERN-ISR tunnel

  4. Transverse momentum spectra for charged particles at the CERN proton-antiproton collider

    We have measured transverse momentum spectra up to 10 GeV/c for charged particles produced centrally in proton-antiproton collisions at 540 GeV in the centre of mass at the CERN collider. Our results are compared with data at ISR energies and with the predictions of a QCD model. The charged particle spectrum shows a clear dependence on charged track multiplicity. (orig.)

  5. Integrated Motion Planning and Autonomous Control Technology for Autonomous ISR Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — SSCI and MIT propose to design, implement and test a comprehensive Integrated Mission Planning & Autonomous Control Technology (IMPACT) for Autonomous ISR...

  6. Split Field magnet at the I4 ISR intersection


    The Split-Field Magnet (SFM) at I4 had an unconventional topology, consisting of two dipole magnets of opposite polarity. It formed the heart of the first general facility at the ISR. It had a useful magnetic field volume of 28 m3 and a field in the median plane of 1.14 T. With a gap height of 1.1 m and length of 10.5 m, the magnet weighed about 1000 t. The SFM spectrometer featured the first large-scale application of MWPCs (about 70,000 wires), which filled the main magnet, visible here in 1974, and the two large compensator magnets.

  7. Hangout with CERN: Welcome to CERN (S01E01)

    Kahle, Kate


    In this first Hangout with CERN "Welcome to CERN" ATLAS physicist Steven Goldfarb, CERN theorist Alvaro De Rujula and Mick Storr from the CERN education group introduce CERN and answer some of the questions received via #askCERN on Twitter and Google+. Recorded live on 1st November 2012.

  8. Virgin Galactic explores CERN


    Virgin Galactic visited CERN with a group of future astronauts and Sir Richard Branson. During their visit the group was shown around various experiments, including the Globe, SM18, AMS and the CERN Control Centre.

  9. Doing business with CERN


    The Procurement Service, in collaboration with the Communications group’s Design team, has recently launched a new information campaign targeted at companies wishing to supply their products and services to CERN. This campaign comprises:   A brochure, available in hard and soft copy:   A 6-minute video overview: This campaign is intended for Member State firms with whom CERN is yet to do business. The key objectives are: To emphasise that CERN can be considered a major customer across a wide range of activities;   To present CERN’s procurement procedures in a dynamic and digestible way;   To highlight the information available on CERN’s procurement website: Furthermore, a new section called “Having a contract with CERN” is also now ava...

  10. CERN Shop Christmas Sale

    Visits & Exhibition Service/ETT-VE


    11-13.12.2001 Looking for Christmas present ideas? Come to the Reception Shop Special Stand in Meyrin, Main Building, ground floor, from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 December from 10.30 to 16.00. CERN Calendar 10.- CERN Sweat-shirts(M, L, XL) 30.- CERN T-shirt (M, L, XL) 20.- New CERN silk tie (2 colours) 35.- Fancy silk tie (blue, bordeau) 25.- Silk scarf (light blue, red, yellow) 35.- Swiss army knife with CERN logo 25.- CERN watch 25.- CERN baseball cap 15.- CERN briefcase 15.- Book 'Antimatter' (English) 35.- Book 'How the web was born' (English) 25.- The Search for Infinity (French, Italian, English, German) 40.-   If you miss this special occasion, the articles are also available at the Reception Shop in Building 33 from Monday to Saturday between 08.30 and 17.30 hrs.

  11. The CERN Library

    Hester, Alec G


    Any advanced research centre needs a good Library. It can be regarded as a piece of equipment as vital as any machine. At the present time, the CERN Library is undergoing a number of modifications to adjust it to the changing scale of CERN's activities and to the ever increasing flood of information. This article, by A.G. Hester, former Editor of CERN COURIER who now works in the Scientific Information Service, describes the purposes, methods and future of the CERN Library.

  12. Greece at CERN

    CERN Press Office. Geneva


    Greece, one of CERN*'s founding Member States, inaugurated its first Industrial Exhibition at the Meyrin site on Tuesday, 14 October. After a meeting with CERN's Director General, Professor Christopher Llewellyn Smith, Professor Emmanuel Frangoulis, the General Secretary of the Greek Ministry of Industry, accompanied by Prof Emmanuel Floratos, Greek delegate to CERN council visited the DELPHI experiment on the LEP collider, guided by Andromachi Tsirou, a Greek physicist.

  13. France at CERN

    CERN Bulletin


    Rolf Heuer, CERN Director General, visits the exhibition "La France au CERN". The exhibition France at CERN, organized by UBIFRANCE in collaboration with CERN's GS/SEM (Site Engineering and Management) service, took place from Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 June in the Main Building. The 36 French firms taking part came to present their products and technologies related to the Organization's activities. The next exhibition will be "Netherlands at CERN" in November.

  14. CERN Photowalk 2015


    CERN is organising a Photowalk on Friday 25 September 2015. At this event a few selected photographers will get the chance to come to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the laboratory. For more information:

  15. In the CERN Library


    Seen in this picture is Noria Christophoridou, librarian of the Greek Atomic Energy Commission, who has been sent by her government to CERN for a year to widen her experience of library and documentation services. In the photograph she is providing information to Kurt Gottfried, a CERN visiting scientist from Harvard University, who is spending a year with CERN's Theory Division

  16. Collide@CERN Geneva

    CERN. Geneva; Kieffer, Robert; Blas Temino, Diego; Bertolucci, Sergio; Mr. Decelière, Rudy; Mr. Hänni, Vincent


    CERN, the Republic and Canton of Geneva, and the City of Geneva are delighted to invite you to “Collide@CERN Geneva Music”. Come to the public lecture about collisions between music and particle physics by the third winners of Collide@CERN Geneva, Vincent Hänni & Rudy Decelière, and their scientific inspiration partners, Diego Blas and Robert Kieffer. The event marks the beginning of their residency at CERN, and will be held at the CERN Globe of Science and Innovation on 16 October 2014 at 19.00. Doors will open at 18.30.

  17. CERN Cricket Club

    CERN Cricket Club


    CERN Cricket Club Match Reports The cricket season is well under way, despite the weather, and several matches have been played. The match reporters have, however, found it too difficult to limit their reports to ¼ of a page, hence the reports have not appeared in the bulletin. All reports can be found at The list of forthcoming matches can be consulted at Further information about the CERN Cricket Club can be found at

  18. Britain at CERN

    CERN Press Office. Geneva


    On 8 October, H.E. Mr David Beattie, British Ambassador to Switzerland, Mr John R. Nichols, H.M. Consul-General in Geneva and, Prof. Christopher Llewellyn Smith, CERN*'s Director General, formally opened the industrial exhibition of thirty-three British hi-tech companies at CERN, which takes place from 8 to 11 October, 1996. The exhibition offers British companies the opportunity to display their products in fields that are of immediate importance to the scientists, engineers and technicians working at CERN, and also to scientists from non-Member States who take part in research projects at CERN.

  19. CERN honours Georges Charpak


    CERN pays tribute to the work of Georges Charpak at a colloquium in honour of his 85th birthday. var flash_video_player=get_video_player_path(); insert_player_for_external('Video/Public/Movies/2009/CERN-MOVIE-2009-008/CERN-MOVIE-2009-008-0753-kbps-480x360-25-fps-audio-64-kbps-44-kHz-stereo', 'mms://', 'false', 480, 360, '', '1167500', true, 'Video/Public/Movies/2009/CERN-MOVIE-2009-008/CERN-MOVIE-2009-008-0600-kbps-maxH-360-25-fps-audio-128-kbps-48-kHz-stereo.mp4'); Watch the video conference of Georges Charpak.   On 9 March CERN’s Main Auditorium was the venue for a fascinating and moving celebration marking the 85th birthday of Georges Charpak, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992 for his inven...

  20. CERN Holiday Gift Guide


    Do you have last-minute gifts to get? Stuck for ideas? The CERN Shop and the ATLAS and CMS secretariats have some wonderfully unique gifts and stocking-fillers for sale this year - perfect for the physics fanatics in your life. Let's take a look...   1. CERN Notebook, 10 CHF - 2. CERN Pop-up book, 30 CHF - 3. USB Stick 8GB, 25 CHF - 4. CERN Tumbler, 12 CHF 5. ATLAS 3D Viewer, 5 CHF - 6. ATLAS Puzzle, 15 CHF - 7. CMS Umbrella, 25 CHF   These gifts are all available at the CERN Shop, with the exception of the ATLAS 3D Viewer and the CMS umbrella, which are only available from the respective secretariats. Don’t forget! If you’re from CERN, you still have time to take advantage of a 10% off discount at the CERN shop. Offer ends 20 December.

  1. CERN Table Tennis Club

    CERN Table Tennis Club


    CERN Table Tennis Club Announcing CERN 60th Anniversary Table Tennis Tournament to take place at CERN, from July 1 to July 15, 2014   The CERN Table Tennis Club, reborn in 2008, is encouraging people at CERN to take more regular exercise. This is why the Club, thanks to the strong support of the CERN Staff Association, installed last season a first outdoor table on the terrace of restaurant # 1, and will install another one this season on the terrace of Restaurant # 2. Table tennis provides both physical exercise and friendly social interactions. The CERN Table Tennis club is happy to use the unique opportunity of the 60th CERN anniversary to promote table tennis at CERN, as it is a game that everybody can easily play, regardless of level. Table tennis is particularly well suited for CERN, as many great physicists play table tennis, as you might already know: “Heisenberg could not even bear to lose a game of table tennis”; “Otto Frisch played a lot of table tennis;...


    Jorge E Tellez Vargas


    Full Text Available Los pacientes que suspenden la medicación (antidepresivos, estabilizadores del afecto o antipsicóticos presentan con frecuencia síntomas somáticos y cognoscitivos que pueden, en algunos casos, como sucede con los IMAOS clásicos, requerir tratamiento intrahospitalario. La sintomatología es inespecífica y difiere de los síntomas secundarios indeseables del fármaco o del síndrome de abstinencia que se presenta con hipnóticos, barbitúricos, benzodiacepinas, alcohol o sustancias adictivas. En el presente trabajo se revisa la literatura sobre los aspectos clínicos, epidemiológicos y terapéuticos del Síndrome de interrupción del tratamiento con los inhibidores selectivos de la recaptación de serotonina (ISRS.

  3. Confirmation of the Y(4260) Resonance Production in ISR

    He, Q; Muramatsu, H; Park, C S; Thorndike, E H; Yang, F; Coan, T E; Gao, Y S; Artuso, M; Blusk, S; Butt, J; Li, J; Menaa, N; Mountain, R; Nisar, S; Randrianarivony, K; Sia, R; Skwarnicki, T; Stone, S; Wang, J C; Zhang, K; Csorna, S E; Bonvicini, G; Cinabro, D; Dubrovin, M; Lincoln, A; Asner, D M; Edwards, K W; Briere, R A; Chen, J; Ferguson, T; Tatishvili, G T; Vogel, H; Watkins, M E; Rosner, J L; Adam, N E; Alexander, J P; Berkelman, K; Cassel, D G; Duboscq, J E; Ecklund, K M; Ehrlich, R; Fields, L; Galik, R S; Gibbons, L; Gray, R; Gray, S W; Hartill, D L; Hertz, D; Jones, C D; Kandaswamy, J; Kreinick, D L; Kuznetsov, V E; Mahlke-Krüger, H; Onyisi, P U E; Patterson, J R; Peterson, D; Pivarski, J; Riley, D; Ryd, A; Sadoff, A J; Schwarthoff, H; Shi, X; Stroiney, S; Sun, W M; Wilksen, T; Weinberger, M; Athar, S B; Patel, R; Potlia, V; Yelton, J; Rubin, P; Cawlfield, C; Eisenstein, B I; Karliner, I; Kim, D; Lowrey, N; Naik, P; Sedlack, C; Selen, M; White, E J; Wiss, J; Mitchell, R E; Shepherd, M R; Besson, D; Pedlar, T K; Cronin-Hennessy, D; Gao, K Y; Hietala, J; Kubota, Y; Klein, T; Lang, B W; Poling, R; Scott, A W; Smith, A; Zweber, P; Dobbs, S; Metreveli, Z V; Seth, K K; Tomaradze, A G; Ernst, J; Severini, H; Dytman, S A; Love, W; Savinov, V; Aquines, O; Li, Z; López, A; Mehrabyan, S S; Méndez, H; Ramírez, J; Huang, G S; Miller, D H; Pavlunin, V; Sanghi, B; Shipsey, I P; Xin, B; Adams, G S; Anderson, M; Cummings, J P; Danko, I; Napolitano, J; al., et


    Using 13.3 fb^-1 of e+e- collision data taken in the Upsilon(1S-4S) region with the CLEO III detector at the CESR collider, a search has been made for the new resonance Y(4260) recently reported by the BaBar Collaboration. The production of Y(4260) in initial state radiation (ISR), and its decay into pi+pi-J/psi are confirmed. A good quality fit to our data is obtained with a single resonance. We determine M(Y(4260))=(4284+17-16(stat)+-4(syst)) MeV/c^2, Gamma(Y(4260))=(73+39-25(stat)+-5(syst)) MeV/c^2, and Gamma_ee(Y(4260))xBr(Y(4260)->pi+pi-J/psi)=(8.9+3.9-3.1(stat)+-1.9(syst)) eV/c^2.

  4. First observation of corelations between high transverse momentum charged particles in events from the CERN proton-antiproton collider

    In events at centre of mass energy 540 GeV from the CERN panti p collider, we have found clear evidence for correlations in rapidity and azimuthal angle between high transverse momentum charged particles. These correlations increase with transverse momentum and are much stronger than the general two-particle correlations in minimum bias events. By analogy to ISR results, a qualitative interpretation in terms of hard scattering and fragmentation of partons is discussed. (orig.)

  5. GNSS-ISR data fusion: General framework with application to the high-latitude ionosphere

    Semeter, Joshua; Hirsch, Michael; Lind, Frank; Coster, Anthea; Erickson, Philip; Pankratius, Victor


    A mathematical framework is presented for the fusion of electron density measured by incoherent scatter radar (ISR) and total electron content (TEC) measured using global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). Both measurements are treated as projections of an unknown density field (for GNSS-TEC the projection is tomographic; for ISR the projection is a weighted average over a local spatial region) and discrete inverse theory is applied to obtain a higher fidelity representation of the field than could be obtained from either modality individually. The specific implementation explored herein uses the interpolated ISR density field as initial guess to the combined inverse problem, which is subsequently solved using maximum entropy regularization. Simulations involving a dense meridional network of GNSS receivers near the Poker Flat ISR demonstrate the potential of this approach to resolve sub-beam structure in ISR measurements. Several future directions are outlined, including (1) data fusion using lower level (lag product) ISR data, (2) consideration of the different temporal sampling rates, (3) application of physics-based regularization, (4) consideration of nonoptimal observing geometries, and (5) use of an ISR simulation framework for optimal experiment design.

  6. CERN and the environment

    Corinne Pralavorio


    New webpages answer common questions about CERN and the environment.   One of the new public webpages dedicated to CERN and the environment. Do your neighbours ever ask you about CERN’s environmental impact? And about radiation in particular? If so, the answers to those questions can now be found online on a new set of public webpages dedicated to CERN and the environment. These pages, put together by the Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Protection (HSE) unit and the groups responsible for CERN's site maintenance, contain a wealth of information on topics linked to the environment, such as biodiversity at CERN, waste management, ionising radiation, and water and electricity consumption. “CERN forms part of the local landscape, with its numerous sites and scientific activities. It’s understandable that people living nearby have questions about the impact of these activities and it’s important that we respond with complete transp...

  7. German visits to CERN


    State secretary to Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Frieder Meyer-Krahmer, with CERN's Director-General Robert Aymar.On 21 February, Professor Frieder Meyer-Krahmer, State Secretary to Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research, came to CERN. He visited the ALICE and ATLAS experiments and the computing centre before meeting the CERN's Director-General, some German physicists and members of the top management. The Minister of Science, Research and the Arts of the Baden-Württemberg regional government, Peter Frankenberg, and CERN's Director-General, Robert Aymar, signing an agreement on education. In the background: Sigurd Lettow, CERN's Director of Finance and Human Resources, and Karl-Heinz Meisel, Rector of the Fachhochschule Karlsruhe. The Minister of Science, Research and the Arts of the Baden-Württemberg regional government, Prof. Peter Frankenberg, visited CERN on 23 February. He was accompanied by the Rector of the Fachhochschule Karlsruhe, Prof. Karl-Heinz Meisel, and b...

  8. Germany at CERN


    From left to right: Maximilian Metzger, CERN's Secretary-General, Hermann Schunck, Director at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and Robert Aymar, CERN's Director-General, talking to Wolfgang Holler from Butting, one of the companies at the "Germany at CERN" exhibition. Far right : Susanne-Corinna Langer-Greipl from BMBF, delegate to the CERN Finance Committee. For three days, CERN's Main Building was transformed into a showcase for German industry. Twenty-nine companies from sectors related to particle physics (electrical engineering, vacuum and low temperature technology, radiation protection, etc.) were here for the ninth "Germany at CERN" exhibition, organised by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), which gave them the opportunity to meet scientists and administrators from the Laboratory. On 1 March the exhibition was visited by a German delegation headed by Dr Hermann Schunck, Director at BMBF.

  9. Young Artists@ CERN


    In view of 50th anniversary of CERN, about 20 young artists will be visiting CERN from 26 to 31 January to learn about the laboratory's research and the mysterious world of particle physics. The impressions they take home will be the main inspiration for the artwork they will then produce for an exhibition to be inaugurated in October 2004 as part of CERN's 50th anniversary celebration. We are looking for scientists who are interested in the Art-Science synergy and who can volunteer to discuss their work at CERN to these young artists during this week (25-31/01). Please contact if you are interested. The project is called Young Artists@ CERN and for more information look at this website:

  10. CERN Cricket club

    CERN Cricket club


    The CERN Cricket Club 2015 season begins soon, the first net practice is scheduled (weather permitting) for Thursday April 16th, at 18:00! The club is always looking for new players and newcomers will be made very welcome. Anyone who is interested in joining the club should sign up on our web site: or turn up for net practice, which takes place each Thursday evening from April 16th (apart from CERN official holidays) until the end of September (starting at 18:00 to around 19:30) at the CERN Prévessin site: The first match will be at home on Sunday, April 19th against Rhone CC from Lyon.

  11. CERN Relay Race

    CERN Running Club


    The CERN relay race will take place around the Meyrin site on Thursday 20 May, starting at 12.15. If possible, please avoid driving on the site during this 20-minute period. If you do meet runners while driving your car, please STOP until they have all passed. Thank you for your cooperation. Details on the route, and how to register your team for the relay race, can be found at:

  12. The CERN PC farm

    Serge Bellegarde


    Housed in the CERN Computer Centre, these banks of computers process and store data produced on the CERN systems. When the LHC starts operation in 2008, it will produce enough data every year to fill a stack of CDs 20 km tall. To handle this huge amount of data, CERN has also developed the Grid, allowing the processing power to be shared between computer centres around the world.

  13. Sharing resources@CERN

    Maximilien Brice


    The library is launching a 'sharing resources@CERN' campaign, aiming to increase the library's utility by including the thousands of books bought by individual groups at CERN. This will improve sharing of information among CERN staff and users. Photo 01: L. to r. Eduardo Aldaz, from the PS division, Corrado Pettenati, Head Librarian, and Isabel Bejar, from the ST division, read their divisional copies of the same book.

  14. Radiation protection at CERN

    Forkel-Wirth, Doris; Roesler, Stefan; Silari, Marco; Streit-Bianchi, Marilena; Theis, Christian; Vincke, Heinz; Vincke, Helmut


    This paper gives a brief overview of the general principles of radiation protection legislation; explains radiological quantities and units, including some basic facts about radioactivity and the biological effects of radiation; and gives an overview of the classification of radiological areas at CERN, radiation fields at high-energy accelerators, and the radiation monitoring system used at CERN. A short section addresses the ALARA approach used at CERN.

  15. CERN - better than science fiction!


    From left to right: Allan Cameron (Production Designer), Sam Breckham (Location Manager), James Gillies (Head of Communication at CERN), Jacques Fichet (from the CERN audiovisual service), Rolf Landua (former spokesman of the ATHENA antihydrogen experiment at CERN and Head of CERN's Education Group), Ron Howard, and Renilde Vanden Broeck (CERN press officer).

  16. Integrity at CERN

    Department, HR


    In the fulfillment of its mission, CERN relies upon the trust and material support of its Member States and partners, and is committed to exercising exemplary stewardship of the resources with which it is entrusted. Accordingly, CERN expects the highest level of integrity from all its contributors (whether members of the personnel, consultants, contractors working on site, or persons engaged in any other capacity at or on behalf of CERN). Integrity is a core value of CERN, defined in the Code of Conduct as “behaving ethically, with intellectual honesty and being accountable for one’s own actions”.

  17. Britain at CERN


    H. E. Mr Christopher Hulse, Ambassador of United Kingdom in Switzerland, CERN Director General Luciano Maiani, Sir David Wright, Chief Executive of British Trade International and Roger Cashmore, CERN Director of research visit the Britain at CERN exhibition. From 14 to 17 November 30 British companies exhibited leading edge technologies at CERN. This is Britain's 18th exhibition at CERN since 1968. Out of the 30 companies, which attended the Britain at CERN exhibition in 1998, 25 have received an order or a contract relating to CERN during the last two years. The exhibition was inaugurated on Tuesday by Sir David Wright, Chief Executive of British Trade International. He was accompanied by H.E. Mr Christopher Hulse CMG, OBE, Her Majesty's Ambassador to Switzerland, and Mr. David Roberts, Deputy Head of Mission and Director of Trade Promotion at the British Embassy in Bern. CERN Director-General, Professor Luciano Maiani, underlined the major contribution of British physicists to CERN, pointing out the fact ...

  18. Dear CERN Computing Community,


    This is to remind you that LXPLUS6 cluster will be switched off on: Friday May 30th 2003 12:00 CET Please start using now to avoid unnecessary problems at the last minute. Note especially, that telnet and ftp to are not provided and will not work, instead secure protocols such as ssh and sftp should be used. Also LINUX6 resources in LXBATCH will no longer be available from the same date - Friday May 30th 2003 8:00 CET. See: for other know issues. Vladimir Bahyl CERN/IT/FIO/FS

  19. Dear CERN Computing Community,


    This is to remind you that LXPLUS6 cluster will be switched off on: Friday May 30th 2003 12:00 CETPlease start using now to avoid unnecessary problems at the last minute. Note especially, that telnet and ftp to are not provided and will not work, instead secure protocols such as ssh and sftp should be used. Also LINUX6 resources in LXBATCH will no longer be available from the same date - Friday May 30th 2003 8:00 CET. See: for other know issues. Vladimir Bahyl CERN/IT/FIO/FS

  20. Romanian Visit to CERN


    Romanian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Mircea Dan Geoana, visited CERN on 30 March to discuss collaboration between his country and the Laboratory. Above, Mr Dan Geoana signs the visitors' book in the presence of CERN Director General Luciano Maiani and Mrs Anda Flip, Ambassador and permanent representative of Romania at the United Nations.

  1. CERN's Early History Revisited

    Schopper, Herwig Franz; Krige, Gerhard John


    As a member of the group of historians charged to write the history of the founding of CERN, John Krige particularly underlines the important role I.I. Rabi played. The first author, former Director General of CERN add a few comments. S.A. Khan gives precisions about the role played by E. Amaldi and P. Auger; then J. Krige replies

  2. ESO: The CERN Years

    Schaeffer, A


    In 1970, CERN and ESO signed a collaboration agreement for the construction of the Observatory’s first telescope. That same year, ESO’s Telescope Division and Sky Atlas laboratory settled on the CERN site in Meyrin. Let’s turn back to the beginnings of this lasting and fruitful alliance.

  3. Punctualizaciones del CERN


    "Viene de la pagina anterior. Puntualizaciones del CERN. La valoracion que me merece la aprobacion en el Consejo de Ministros el 24 de mayo de un acuerdo de colaboracion entre el MCYT y el CERN para el proyecto de neutrinos al Gran Sasso es positiva" (1 page).

  4. Integration of CERN staff


    An example of the integration of CERN staff in the neighbouring communes is provided by the hamlet of Bugnon at St-Genis-Pouilly (Ain), FRance. The CERN installation on the Swiss site are visible on the left in the background. Behind them the Saleve mountain in Haute-Savoie.

  5. Child Care at CERN

    CERN, Child Care Initiative


    This is a document summarizing a survey of child care needs of CERN staff and users which was performed in February 2008 by the CERN Child Care Initiative. The document presents the analysis of this data. Conclusions on the minimal facilities size are derived and possible funding source at the European Union are discussed.

  6. The CERN Accelerator School


    Introduction to accelerator physics This course will take place in Budapest, Hungary, from 2 to 14 October 2016. It is now open for registration and further information can be found at: and

  7. CERN and the LHC

    Cramer, J G


    CERN, a high-energy physics laboratory in Europe, is planning to build a more powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadronic Collider. The US spreads its accelerators around the country while most of Europe's research is conducted at and around CERN.

  8. CERN openlab Open Day

    Purcell, Andrew Robert


    The CERN openlab Open Day took place on 10 June, 2015. This was the first in a series of annual events at which research and industrial teams from CERN openlab can present their projects, share achievements, and collect feedback from their user communities.

  9. UK Mission to CERN


    At the end of June, nine experts from UK industry visited CERN to study techniques for developing distributed computing systems and to look at some specific applications. In a packed three-day programme, almost 40 CERN experts presented a comprehensive survey of achievements.

  10. MS Excel File describing groundwater quality for historic in situ recovery (ISR) uranium mines in Texas.

    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — In situ recovery (ISR) uranium mining is a technique in which uranium is extracted by a series of injection and recovery wells developed in a permeable sandstone...

  11. France at CERN


    From 19 to 22 June, for the 8th edition of France at CERN, 31 French companies presented their latest technology to the Laboratory. Demonstrating the latest in French technology during France at CERN. The France at CERN exhibition was inaugurated by Mr. Bernard Frois, Director of the Department Energy, Transport, Environment and Natural Resources at the Technology Directorate of the Ministry of Research. 'France is happy to be a Member of CERN, which is a successful example of the construction of scientific Europe,' he declared during the inauguration, 'this exhibition is an excellent opportunity to put fundamental research and advanced technology in contact.' Mr. Philippe Petit, French Ambassador to Switzerland, and Mr. Alexandre Defay, technical adviser of the Minister of Research, were also present to represent France and its industry. Representing CERN at the 19 June opening of the exhibition was Claude Detraz, who said, 'I hope that this exhibition will make it possible to weave stronger links between ...

  12. CERN in the park


    CERN will be the centre of debate at a 'Café scientifique' on Monday 29 April. The aim of the Cafés scientifiques, which are organised by the association of Bancs Publics, is to kindle discussion between ordinary people and specialists in a scientific field. This Monday, Maurice Bourquin, President of the CERN Council, Hans Hoffmann, Director of Technology Transfer and Scientific Computing at CERN, Gilbert Guignard, a physicist at CERN, and Ruhal Floris, who teaches mathematical didactics at the University of Geneva, will explain the usefulness and contributions to science of the world's biggest laboratory for particle physics. What is CERN for? Monday 29 April at 18.30 Musée d'histoire des sciences, Geneva (in the park Perle du Lac) Entry free Wine and buffet after the discussion

  13. Romanian President Visits CERN


    Director General Luciano Maiani watches as Romanian President Ion Iliescu signs the CERN guest book. On Friday the 12th of October, Romanian President Ion Iliescu arrived at CERN and was warmly greeted by Director General Luciano Maiani at the steps of building 500. After initial greetings and a general presentation of the laboratory, President Iliescu and his entourage embarked on a whistle stop tour of the CERN facilities. They visited the CMS magnet assembly hall and civil engineering work where presentations were made by CMS spokesperson Michel Della Negra and the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter where the president was introduced to Romanian physicists working here at CERN. Michel Della Negra explains some of the general principles behind CMS to President Iliescu during his visit last week. The Romanian teams working on CERN projects make very visible contributions, for example to the construction of the ATLAS experiment and to the preparation of its eventual scientific exploitation. 'Those of us on the ATLAS ...

  14. CERN Mobility Survey

    GS Department


    The Institute of Shipping and Transport of the University of the Aegean and the National Technical University of Athens are partners with CERN in a study of mobility patterns between and within the CERN sites and to that effect have realized a mobility survey dedicated to the CERN community.         The study aims to understand: How you presently get around the CERN sites; What problems you encounter regarding mobility; What your needs are; What improvements you’d like to see; What measures you would like to see implemented most. The replies we receive will enable us to define a general policy promoting the diversity of mobility at CERN and to establish and quantify the strategic actions to be implemented for both the short and medium term. The objectives of the transport mobility plans are to: Facilitate mobility within and between the CERN sites by identifying adequate solutions in response to individual ...

  15. Lectures for CERN pensioners

    GS Department


    The CERN Medical Service and the Pensioners Association are pleased to invite CERN pensioners to a series of lectures given by professors and specialists from the Teaching Hospitals and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva on the following topic: PROMOTION OF OPTIMUM BRAIN AGEING The lectures will take place in the Main CERN Auditorium (Building 60) from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday 15 January 2009: Diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease Pr Gabriel GOLD Wednesday 25 February 2009: What is the brain reserve? Speaker’s name to be announced at a later date. The lectures will be given in French, with transparencies in English, and will be followed by a wide-ranging debate with the participants. CERN Medical Service - Pensioners Association - CERN-ESO (GAC-EPA)

  16. Experimental study and numerical modelling of geochemical reactions occurring during uranium in situ recovery (ISR) mining

    The in situ Recovery (ISR) method consists of ore mining by in situ chemical leaching with acid or alkaline solutions. ISR takes place underground and is therefore limited to the analysis of the pumped solutions, hence ISR mine management is still empirical. Numerical modelling has been considered to achieve more efficient management of this process. Three different phenomena have to be taken into account for numerical simulations of uranium ISR mining: (1) geochemical reactions; (2) the kinetics of these reactions, and (3) hydrodynamic transport with respect to the reaction kinetics. Leaching tests have been conducted on ore samples from an uranium mine in Tortkuduk (Kazakhstan) where ISR is conducted by acid leaching. Two types of leaching experiments were performed: (1) tests in batch reactors; and (2) extraction in flow through columns. The assumptions deduced from the leaching tests were tested and validated by modelling the laboratory experiments with the numerical codes CHESS and HYTEC, both developed at the Geosciences research center of Mines ParisTech. A well-constrained 1D hydrogeochemical transport model of the ISR process at laboratory-scale was proposed. It enables to translate the chemical release sequence that is observed during experiments into a geochemical reaction sequence. It was possible to highlight the controlling factors of uranium dissolution, and the precipitation of secondary mineral phase in the deposit, as well as the determination of the relative importance of these factors. (author)

  17. Measurements on small angle elastic scattering from p p and anti-p p collisions at the ISR

    Shukla, Shekhar


    Experiment R211 was performed at the Intersecting Storage rings (ISR) of the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland. The aim was to measure, for pp and anti-p(p) scattering at high energy, the three quantities: (1) the total nuclear cross section, σ/sub n/, (2) the nuclear slope parameter, b, that describes the dependence of the differential elastic cross section on the 4- momentum transfer, t, for small absolute value of t, and (3) the ratio, rho, of the real to the imaginary part of the forward nuclear elastic scattering amplitude. These quantities were deduced from differential elastic scattering cross sections measured in the near forward direction. The measurements were made for pp scattering at √s = 30.5 GeV, 52.8 GeV and 62.5 GeV. The total cross section for both pp and anti-p(p) scattering is seen to rise in the range √s = 30.5 GeV to √s = 62.5 GeV. The rise is consistent with an asymptotic increase of σ/sub n/ as In2(s/s0), the highest rate allowed by the Froissart b...

  18. CERN: Digitally open, too

    Computer Security Team


    The Open Days are here!! From tomorrow onwards, we will be welcoming thousands of people to CERN. No barriers, no boundaries!   For decades, we have welcomed researchers and visitors from around the world to work at CERN, discuss physics research and attend our training sessions, lectures and conferences. This is how fundamental research should be conducted!!! But have you ever noticed how you are welcome at CERN in the digital world, too? Once you are affiliated and are registered with CERN, you receive a CERN computing account and e-mail address.  You can register your laptops, PCs and smartphones to use our (wireless) network, you can easily create your personal webpage, and profit from a vast disk space for file storage (AFS and DFS). CERN is indeed an Open Campus and not only during the Open Days. CERN is an Open Campus in the digital world. This digital Open Campus culture is exactly the reason why “computer security” has been dele...

  19. CERN in 2030

    Laëtitia Pedroso


    A competition will soon be launched to select the architect, urban planner or landscape designer to undertake the first phase of redevelopment of the parking area by the flagpoles, between Entrances A and B. This will be the first stage in a wider development project aimed at sprucing up the CERN site and enhancing its image. Work to create a pleasant and harmonious area at the CERN entrance will start in 2013 while preparatory work for other developments inside the CERN site has already begun…   CERN as it is today.  By 2030, CERN will be a greener place, much like a university campus. The arrival of the tramway on 30 April will be an opportunity to forge ahead with the urban plan aimed at rejuvenating the CERN site and redefining how it is organised. "Nearly sixty years after CERN's first buildings went up, this plan will help transform the site and give it a welcoming, friendly face, a bit like a university campus," explains Thierry Chanard, urban plannin...

  20. The 1956 CERN Symposium

    Jarlskog, Cecilia


    CERN, currently the largest organization in the world for particle physics, was founded in 1954. Originally located in Meyrin, at the outskirts of the city of Geneva in Switzerland, it has with time extended into neighboring France. The Theoretical Study Division of CERN, however, was created already in 1952, i.e., before the official inauguration of CERN. It was situated in Copenhagen. Christian Møller [1] was appointed (part-time) as the Director and there were two full time senior staff members, Gunnar Källén and Ben R. Mottelson. While constructing buildings and accelerators were in progress, an international conference was organized by CERN in the city of Geneva. This “CERN Symposium on High Energy Accelerators and Pion Physics”, 11–23 June 1956, attracted about 250 participants from outside CERN, among them at least 18 Nobel Laureates or future Laureates. Unfortunately, the participants from CERN are not listed in the Proceedings [2]. The conference focused on measuring devices such as bubbl...

  1. CERN honours its guides


    At the end of January, CERN's guides were rewarded for their devotion to the Laboratory. They have a passion for their work, know CERN inside-out and for 40 years have shown people of all ages and nationalities, from all walks of life, around the Laboratory. Who are they? Why, the CERN guides, of course. On 27 January, ten of CERN's 180 guides received special honours for their impressive number of guided tours in 2003. Presenting the awards in the Microcosm hall, CERN's Director-General Robert Aymar congratulated the winners on the key role they play with respect to the general public. "CERN would be nothing without you who show them its activities," he stressed. CERN's Director-General Robert Aymar congratulates Alberto Ribon for his tally of over 40 visits in the course of 2003.One of the prizes was the book «The Particle Odyssey». Here the book's co-author Christine Sutton dedicates it for Sijin Qian. Tzanko Spassoff (PH) and retired staff members Klaus Batzner and Antonio Francano wo...

  2. La Hollande au CERN

    CERN Press Office. Geneva


    On 17 October the third industrial exhibition, "Holland at CERN" was officially opened by Dr R.J. van Duinen, President of the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). In his opening speech he encouraged scientific organisations such as CERN to take full advantage of industry's ability to design and invent new processes and equipment stressing that the purpose of the "Holland at CERN" exhibition was not simply to sell equipment, but to establish an efficient cross-fertilisation between fundamental science and industry.

  3. Adapting the CERN PS booster to oxygen acceleration

    After the successful experience of passing deuterons and alphas through the PSB for achieving more intense beams in the late ISR, it was decided to include the PSB in the CERN oxygen ion acceleration programme. Particular features of this project are: (i) development of high sensitivity instrumentation and low-level electronics to handle some 108 charges; (ii) RF gymnastics required to cover the large frequency range; (iii) operation of the ion programme while continuing to provide the other users with protons. New instrumentation, such as several types of beam transformer, are described. The extension of the radial position and phase detection systems towards these low intensities, enabling the beam to be accelerated in closed loop, is presented. Difficulties arising from the pulse-sharing mode (108 and 1013 chargesring to be accelerated on alternate cycles) are discussed in the light of recent beam tests

  4. Star spotting at CERN


    This June, two American celebrities (and physics enthusiasts!) came to CERN. Brian Cox gave Mike Einziger (right), lead guitarist with the rock band Incubus, the star treatment in the ATLAS cavern. Jesse Dylan embraces the spirit of ATLAS! Mike Einziger, lead guitarist with the rock band Incubus, visited CERN on Friday 13 June between concerts in Finland and England. Einziger, a lifelong science enthusiast descended into the ATLAS and CMS caverns and visited the SM18 test magnet facility during his brief tour of CERN. Einziger learned about the LHC through watching online lectures from University of Manchester and ATLAS physicist Brian Cox, and was thrilled to have the chance to see the detectors in person. The musician has created an orchestral piece, inspired in part by the work being done at CERN for the LHC, which will have its debut in Los Angeles on 23 August. Just over a week earlier, Jesse Dylan, Hollywood film director a...

  5. Ex / Noise / CERN / Deerhoof

    CERN, SM18,


    Indie rockers Deerhoof battled with the noise of CERN’s magnet test facilities on 30 August 2015. The band visited CERN at the invitation of ATLAS physicist James Beacham, whose pilot project Ex/Noise/CERN collides experimental music artists with experimental particle physics. Credits: -Producer- CERN Video Productions James Beacham François Briard -Director- Noemi Caraban -Camera- Yann Krajewski Piotr Traczyk Noemi Caraban -Crane operator- Antonio Henrique Jorge-Costa -Live recording at CERN- Mixing at Rec studio/Geneva By Serge Morattel -Infography- Daniel Dominguez Noemi Caraban -Deerhoof- John Dieterich Satomi Matsuzaki Ed Rodriguez Greg Saunier w/Deron Pulley SPECIAL THANKS TO: Michal Strychalski Marta Bajko Maryline Charrondiere Luca Bottura Christian Giloux Rodrigue Faes Mariane Catallon Georgina Hobgen Hailey Reissman Marine Bass

  6. Britain exhibition at CERN

    Bertin; CERN PhotoLab


    The United Kingdom inaugurated the Industrial Exhibitions in 1968, and it wasn't till 1971 that other countries staged exhibitions at CERN. This photo was taken in 1969, at the second British exhibition, where 16 companies were present.

  7. Indian President visits CERN

    Katarina Anthony


    On 1 October, her Excellency Mrs Pratibha Devisingh Patil, President of India, picked CERN as the first stop on her official state visit to Switzerland. Accompanied by a host of Indian journalists, a security team, and a group of presidential delegates, the president left quite an impression when she visited CERN’s Point 2!   Upon arrival, Pratibha Patil was greeted by CERN Director General Rolf Heuer, as well as senior Indian scientists working at CERN, and various department directors. After a quick overview of the Organization, Rolf Heuer and the President addressed India’s future collaboration with CERN. India is currently an Observer State of the Organization, and is considering becoming an Associate Member State. A short stop in LHC operations gave Steve Myers and the Accelerator team the opportunity to take the President on a tour through the LHC tunnel. From there, ALICE’s Tapan Nayak and Spokesperson Paolo Giubellino took Pratibha Patil to the experiment&am...

  8. Open Hardware at CERN

    CERN Knowledge Transfer Group


    CERN is actively making its knowledge and technology available for the benefit of society and does so through a variety of different mechanisms. Open hardware has in recent years established itself as a very effective way for CERN to make electronics designs and in particular printed circuit board layouts, accessible to anyone, while also facilitating collaboration and design re-use. It is creating an impact on many levels, from companies producing and selling products based on hardware designed at CERN, to new projects being released under the CERN Open Hardware Licence. Today the open hardware community includes large research institutes, universities, individual enthusiasts and companies. Many of the companies are actively involved in the entire process from design to production, delivering services and consultancy and even making their own products available under open licences.

  9. CERN stationery rejuvenated

    Anaïs Schaeffer


    With the introduction of CERN’s new graphic charter, our complete range of official communications stationery has been redesigned. Discover the newly harmonised and standardised range of CERN stationery.   As the Director-General announced in Bulletin 41-42/2012, a new graphic charter is now in force at CERN. The graphics team has taken this opportunity to redesign all the official CERN stationery, such as business cards, correspondence cards, letterheads, envelopes and file holders, all of which will now boast the same, unified format. In keeping with CERN’s new graphic charter, even the business cards have had a makeover: of a better quality than their predecessors, they now elegantly display the CERN colours (namely the familiar Pantone 286 blue). These new cards, which all follow a standardised format, help to project a standardised corporate image of the Organization. Order them online now! As the Director-General highlighted, “it's increasingly imp...

  10. CERN meets Facebook


    Social networking sites like LinkedIn, MySpace, Google+ and Facebook are on the rise. In particular, the life of youngsters revolves more and more around these sites as they facilitate communication, networking and the exchange of niceties. Who does not today already have an account registered with one of them? A Facebook profile can contain photos, listings of hobbies, job information, preferences…   The on-going effort to externalise some of CERN's computing resources continues, and in order to promote a unified interface for personal information, CERN has decided to establish a partnership with Facebook starting on 1stApril. "CERN is a public and trustworthy international organisation, and as such, our staff and users have nothing to hide from the general public," said Alexi Spiner (IT), project leader responsible for this migration: * The computer profiles of all CERN users will be integrated into the Facebook portal; * In addition, we will also ...

  11. Rejuvenating CERN's Accelerators


    In the coming years and especially in 2005, CERN's accelerators are going to receive an extensive renovation programme to ensure they will perform reliably and effectively when the LHC comes into service.

  12. CERN Science and Technology

    Di Meglio, Alberto


    A high-level overview of the relationship between science and technology at CERN and the impact of technology on research with a focus on ICT technologies. Presented as a 12-minute "power-talk" at CIOCity 2015, Brussels

  13. PACMAN at CERN


    PACMAN Particle Accelerator Components Metrology and Alignment to the Nanometre scale. PACMAN is an Innovative Doctoral Program Network, offering training to 10 Early Stage Researchers hosted by CERN thanks to The European Commission FP7 Marie Curie Actions.


    Guinot, Genevieve


    Balancing work and home life, getting support for your family and thriving in an inclusive and respectful workplace: find out more about the support structures in place to enhance your working life@CERN!

  15. CERN at ESOF 2016

    James Gillies


    CERN had a major presence at the ESOF2016 conference this week, largely in collaboration with our EIROforum partners. A keynote session featuring the CERN Director-General, Fabiola Gianotti, EMBL Director-General, Iain Mattaj, and ESO Director for Science, Rob Ivison, and chaired by BBC science correspondent Pallab Ghosh debated the value of European collaboration in science.   The focal point of EIROforum’s presence was a stand highlighting the societal benefit of EIROforum science. (Image: Matt Wilkinson Photography/ ESOF 2016) A double session covered the science of the EIROs, with ATLAS physicist Claire Lee representing CERN, and there was a session exploring the ways that the EIROforum organisations create business value locally, with the leader of the Knowledge Transfer group, Giovanni Anelli, representing CERN. The focal point of EIROforum’s presence was a stand highlighting the societal benefit of EIROforum science. Side events linked to the stand discussed subjects su...

  16. La nascita del CERN

    Fidecaro, Giuseppe


    CERN was born on 30th September 1954, after the ratification of the Convention by the Member States. After the war, there was a need for international collaboration to rebuild the half-destroyed Europe (2 pages)

  17. Iran approaches CERN


    Members of Parliament from the Islamic Republic of Iran visit SM18. From left to right : Ali Mojtahed-Shabestari, Deputy Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Geneva, Diether Blechschmidt, from CERN, Abdol-Rahim Baharvand and Hossain Amiri, from the Iranian Parliament, Norbert Siegel, from CERN, Hossain Afarideh, Rasool Seddighi and Ahmad Shirzad from the Iranian Parliament. Five members of the Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Iran visited CERN for three days at the beginning of May. All of them have PhD's in Physics, as well as holding their job in politics. They are involved in legislation for science, research and education funding in Iran. Apart from their interest in CERN in general, they were especially attracted to the CMS detector, since an Iranian contribution to the LHC is now starting through a collaboration with the Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics in Tehran.

  18. CERN 1981-8

    At the CERN Council Meeting in December, the Director General traditionally gives an end-of-year review. This time the presentation took on added significance as it marked the end of the eight-year mandate of Herwig Schopper, who handed over on 1 January to Carlo Rubbia. Looking back over those eight years, Schopper pointed out several major trends. The dramatic growth in CERN 'users' (the scientists coming to the Laboratory to do their research) has led to CERN's research programme becoming really worldwide. The attrition of having to operate an expanding Laboratory under a constant budget has produced in its wake a healthy increase in the efficiency of CERN's big machines and experimental facilities

  19. CERN recognises LHC suppliers


    CERN has just presented the first awards recognising LHC suppliers. The Russian institute BINP, the Belgian firm Cockerill-Sambre and the US company Wah-Chang are the recipients of the first 'Golden Hadrons'.

  20. CERN scientists predict supernova


    "A team of theoretical physicists working at CERN and the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel has developed a theory to account for the mysterious gamma ray bursts that come from the depths of the Universe" (1/2 page).

  1. CERN confirms LHC schedule


    The CERN Council held its 125th session on 20 June. Highlights of the meeting included confirmation that the LHC is on schedule for a 2007 start-up, and the announcement of a new organizational structure in 2004.

  2. Safety at CERN


    Safety is an integral part of our working lives, and should be in our minds whatever job we do at CERN. Ultimately, safety is the responsibility of the Director General – your safety is my concern. That’s why I have this week appointed a new Safety Policy Committee (SAPOCO) that reflects the new Organizational structure of CERN. CERN’s Staff Rules and Regulations clearly lay out in chapter 3 the scope of safety at CERN as well as my responsibilities and yours in safety matters. At CERN, safety is considered in the broadest sense, encompassing occupational Health and Safety, environmental protection, and the safety of equipment and installations. It is my responsibility to put appropriate measures in place to ensure that these conditions are met. And it is the responsibility of us all to ensure that we are fully conversant with safety provisions applicable in our areas of work and that we comply with them. The appointment of a n...

  3. Fusion Revisits CERN


    It's going to be a hot summer at CERN. At least in the Main Building, where from 13 July to 20 August an exhibition is being hosted on nuclear fusion, the energy of the Stars. Nuclear fusion is the engine driving the stars but also a potential source of energy for mankind. The exhibition shows the different nuclear fusion techniques and research carried out on the subject in Europe. Inaugurated at CERN in 1993, following collaboration between Lausanne's CRPP-EPFL and CERN, with input from Alessandro Pascolini of Italy's INFN, this exhibition has travelled round Europe before being revamped and returning to CERN. 'Fusion, Energy of the Stars', from 13 July onwards, Main Building

  4. Blue guardian: an open architecture for rapid ISR demonstration

    Barrett, Donald A.; Borntrager, Luke A.; Green, David M.


    Throughout the Department of Defense (DoD), acquisition, platform integration, and life cycle costs for weapons systems have continued to rise. Although Open Architecture (OA) interface standards are one of the primary methods being used to reduce these costs, the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (AFRCO) has extended the OA concept and chartered the Open Mission System (OMS) initiative with industry to develop and demonstrate a consensus-based, non-proprietary, OA standard for integrating subsystems and services into airborne platforms. The new OMS standard provides the capability to decouple vendor-specific sensors, payloads, and service implementations from platform-specific architectures and is still in the early stages of maturation and demonstration. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) - Sensors Directorate has developed the Blue Guardian program to demonstrate advanced sensing technology utilizing open architectures in operationally relevant environments. Over the past year, Blue Guardian has developed a platform architecture using the Air Force's OMS reference architecture and conducted a ground and flight test program of multiple payload combinations. Systems tested included a vendor-unique variety of Full Motion Video (FMV) systems, a Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) system, a multi-mode radar system, processing and database functions, multiple decompression algorithms, multiple communications systems, and a suite of software tools. Initial results of the Blue Guardian program show the promise of OA to DoD acquisitions, especially for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) payload applications. Specifically, the OMS reference architecture was extremely useful in reducing the cost and time required for integrating new systems.

  5. CERN expositions permanentes


    Explore by yourself the issues CERN's physicists are trying to solve: given that the entire universe is made of particles, where do they come from? Why do they behave in the way they do? Discover the massive apparatus used by physicists at CERN, like the LHC, and see how each part works. And if you have more time on site, follow the LHC circuit at ground level to understand in situ this giant machine. Enter our exhibitions. Welcome!

  6. Future Perspectives at CERN

    Ellis, John


    Current and future experiments at CERN are reviewed,with emphasis on those relevant to astrophysics and cosmology. These include experiments related to nuclear astrophysics, matter-antimatter asymmetry, dark matter, axions, gravitational waves, cosmic rays, neutrino oscillations, inflation, neutron stars and the quark-gluon plasma. The centrepiece of CERN's future programme is the LHC, but some ideas for perspectives after the LHC are also presented.

  7. CERN: Making CLIC tick

    While the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) scheme for counter-rotating proton beams in a new superconducting ring to be built in CERN's existing 27-kilometre LEP tunnel is being pushed as the Laboratory's main construction project for the 1990s, research and development continues in parallel for an eventual complementary attack on new physics frontiers with CERN's Linear Collider - CLIC - firing TeV electron and positron beams at each other

  8. Cern Women's Club

    Cern Women's Club


      CERN WOMEN’S CLUB   Coffee Morning Tuesday 10th  June 2014, 12:30   Annual Club Lunch at the restaurant “Le Coq Rouge” in St-Genis-Pouilly Those interested in helping should come along. New arrivals and all members are cordially invited. You can enrol for membership, renew membership, find out about and sign up for our activities. Visit our website:

  9. Cern women's club

    Club des cernoises


    CERN WOMEN’S CLUB Coffee Morning Tuesday 13th  May 2014, 9:30 Bldg 504,  (Restaurant No 2 – DSR) 1st Floor, Club Room 3   Annual General Meeting Those interested in helping should come along. New arrivals and all members are cordially invited. You can enrol for membership, renew membership, find out about and sign up for our activities. Visit our website:

  10. CERN, Accelerating Science

    De Melis, Cinzia


    What is the Universe made of? Where did it come from, where is it going and why does it behave the way it does? These are some of the questions that CERN set out to address when a small number of pioneering scientists created Europe’s first scientific international organization. Founded in 1954, in the aftermath of the Second World War, CERN is not only a first-class centre for fundamental research but also a pioneering adventure in international collaboration.

  11. CERN permanent exhibitions


    Explore by yourself the issues CERN's physicists are trying to solve: given that the entire universe is made of particles, where do they come from? Why do they behave in the way they do? Discover the massive apparatus used by physicists at CERN, like the LHC, and see how each part works. And if you have more time on site, follow the LHC circuit at ground level to understand in situ this giant machine. Enter our exhibitions. Welcome!

  12. The CERN's year

    CERN, the European organization for nuclear research, has just celebrated its fifty years of existence. Its first goal was to counterbalance the migration of physics scientists towards the USA by the creation of a physics laboratory gathering scientists from the different European countries. Today, the CERN's mission has changed and has overcome all the expectations of its founders. In 2008, it will become, with the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), the biggest particle accelerator in the world. The CERN employs about 3000 physicists, engineers, technicians and workers. There is also 6500 people from 80 different countries who use the CERN's facilities during the year. The CERN is controlled by 20 European member states and 6 observer countries, and 20 non-member countries participate to the programs in progress. The CERN's power comes from its international and cosmopolitan spirit. The whole most famous physicists of the world can work together for the progress of science and for a better understanding of matter, of its interactions and of our universe. Two Nobel prices of physics come from the CERN: C. Rubbia and S. Van der Meer in 1983 for the discovery of W+, W- and Z0 bosons, and G. Charpak for the development of particle detectors. One can foresee that the LHC will allow new scientific achievements, like for instance, during experiments for the quest of the famous Higgs boson. It is important also to mention that the CERN has been at the origin of several technological innovations in all technical and engineering domains in the framework of its fundamental physics researches. (J.S.)

  13. CERN: RICH dividends

    Back in 1985, when the hunt was on at CERN's proton-antiproton collider for as many W and Z particles as possible, an Athens/CERN/Uppsala/Wuppertal group had an unique chance to install a ring-imaging Cherenkov counter (RICH) in one of the twelve end-cap sectors of the big UA2 experiment and squeeze in a short run

  14. CERN Library | Agnes Chavez @ CERN | 3 May

    CERN Library


    Agnes Chavez is an artist and educator participating in a two-week research stay through the ATLAS Experiment at CERN.   Tuesday 3 May at 4 p.m. CERN Library (52 1-052) Artist/educator, Agnes Chavez will share video outcomes from Projecting Particles, an Art + Science + Education collaboration with ATLAS. The Sci-Art project combines the International Masterclass with Projection Art in a series of teen-led youth workshops and projection events. In this presentation Chavez will share her vision and describe the research and development behind the project, now in its third year.  For the Projecting pARTicles series of art installations she has formed an interdisciplinary team of programmers, artists, scientists and educators to investigate how we can create art and education interventions inspired by emerging particle physics theories. Chavez’s art experiments with data visualization, sound and projections to create participatory environments. She collaborates with programmers t...


    CERN. Geneva


    In 2000, CERN hosted Signatures of the Invisible – one of the landmark initiatives in arts and science. In 2012, CERN is now initiating its own science/arts programme Collide@CERN in different arts disciplines. The first of these is in digital arts, and the international competition to find the winning artist is called the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN. It was announced September 2011 at CERN’s first collaboration with an international arts festival – Ars Electronica in Linz. The competition attracted over 395 entries from 40 countries around the world. The winning artist, Julius Von Bismarck, will begin his two month residency here at CERN next month. Ariane Koek who leads on this initiative, discusses the residency programme, as well as the background about Art@CERN. History has shown that particle physics and the arts are great inspiration partners. The publication of the paper by Max Planck which gave birth to quantum mechanics as well as those by Einstein, heavily influenced some of the grea...

  16. Sharing resources@CERN


    The library is launching a 'sharing resources@CERN' campaign, aiming to increase the library's utility by including the thousands of books bought by individual groups at CERN. This will improve sharing of information among CERN staff and users. Until now many people were unaware that copies of the same book (or standard, or journal) are often held not only by the library but by different divisions. (Here Eduardo Aldaz, from the PS division, and Isabel Bejar, from the ST division, read their divisional copies of the same book.) The idea behind the library's new sharing resources@CERN' initiative is not at all to collect the books in individual collections at the CERN library, but simply to register them in the Library database. Those not belonging to the library will in principle be unavailable for loan, but should be able to be consulted by anybody at CERN who is interested. "When you need a book urgently and it is not available in the library,' said PS Division engineer Eduardo Aldaz Carroll, it is a sham...

  17. CERN openlab Open Day

    Andrew Purcell


    CERN openlab is the unique public-private partnership between CERN and leading companies in the field of information and communication technology. The programme is now entering an exciting new phase and is expanding to include other public research organisations for the first time. A special event will be held at CERN to mark this occasion.   CERN openlab was created in 2001 and is now entering its fifth three-year phase (2015-2017). Its mission is to accelerate the development of cutting-edge solutions to be used by the scientific community to control the operations of complex machines and to analyse the vast amounts of data produced by physics experiments. During Run 2 of the LHC, it is expected that the CERN Data Centre will store more than 30 petabytes of data per year from the LHC experiments, which is equivalent to about 1.2 million Blu-ray discs, or 250 years of HD video. Testing in this demanding environment provides the companies collaborating in CERN openlab with valuable feedback o...

  18. CERN Relay Race

    Running Club


    This year’s CERN Relay Race will take place around the Meyrin site on Thursday 20th May at 12h00. This annual event is for teams of 6 runners covering distances of 1000m, 800m, 800m, 500m, 500m and 300m respectively. Teams may be entered in the Seniors, Veterans, Ladies, Mixed or Open categories. The registration fee is 10 CHF per runner, and each runner receives a souvenir prize. As usual, there will be a programme of entertainments from 12h in the arrival area, in front of the Restaurant no. 1. Drinks, food, CERN club information and music will be available for the pleasure of both runners and spectators. The race starts at 12h15, with results and prize giving at 13:15.   For details of the race, and of how to sign up a team, please visit: The event is organised by the CERN Running Club with the support of the CERN Staff Association.  

  19. CERN Pensioners Association

    The GAC Committee


    Open Day To all CERN retired staff As part of the celebrations organised for the 50th anniversary of CERN, an Open Day will be held on Saturday 16 October 2004. Anyone willing to act as a guide, either to help and inform visitors at the reception points or to guide groups of visitors, sharing your knowledge with them, is invited to fill in the attached form. A preparatory meeting will be arranged for those who left CERN some time ago and whose knowledge of the site may no longer be quite up-to-date. The Open Day organisers need your help, which will be very much appreciated. We hope that many pensioners will participate. People with internet access may enrol directly without coming to CERN, The GAC Committee OPEN DAY : CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS 16th October 2004 So now you are excited about the Open Day, how can you participate? As you can imagine, for such a large number of activities, we need many volunteers. Please return the following form to Elena Battis...

  20. CERN In Focus

    CERN audiovisual service


    First edition 2008 of Cern in Focus. On behalf of the audiovisual team, a selection of the latest videos filmed at CERN. Every six weeks, we will bring you the latest in CERN's activities, from LHC start up to the Computing Grid, featuring the experiments and many other goings-on at CERN. The agenda of this first edition of CERN in Focus features the visit of the prime minister of Malta, Lawrence Gonzi... CMS and the final descent of the YE-1 end cap... The departure of UA1 magnets to Japan... The start up of sectors 4 and 5... And finally, in our sports round up... We'll talk about football. New in brief this month... The final bolt is in place : On 7th November, in the bowels of the LHC tunnel, CERN's Director General Robert Aymar tightened a gold-plated bolt for the last arc interconnection of sector 1-2. This symbolic gesture marks the completion of all the arc interconnections of the LHC. Last welding work: it was never going to be an easy task. On this day last year just one sector had been completed,...

  1. Composition of particles emitted at large p-T and medium angles in pp, dd and αα collisions at the CERN intersecting storage rings

    In this paper we study the production of high-psub(T) pions, kaons, and protons at polar angles around 100, 200, and 450 in pp, dd, and αα interactions, i.e. as a function of the atomic mass number. The data were taken at the CERN Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR) at a centre-of-mass energy √ssub(NN)=31 GeV per nucleon-nucleon collisions. (orig.)

  2. Spotlight on CERN : Recruitment and professions at CERN

    CERN video productions


    Spotlight on CERN No. 3 Recruitment and professions at CERN Welcome to the Globe of Science and Innovation for this third edition of "Spotlight on CERN". When one thinks about professions at CERN, what springs to mind? Physicists? Engineers? In fact, the smooth operation of the Organisation relies on a diversity of professions and this in itself, poses a real challenge in terms of recruitment in CERN member states. Today, to tell us more about this challenge and about CERN professions in general, we welcome James Purvis, Head of the HR Recruitment, Programmes and Monitoring group, and Lore Taillieu, leader of the group's Recruitment section.

  3. What's New - Guidelines, Networks and Approaches for Modern ISR Uranium Recovery

    With the worldwide growth of demand for nuclear power, the uranium extraction industry has responded by producing more uranium to fuel the new nuclear power fleet. In doing so, the industry is facing challenges and opportunities not seen 30 years ago - and chief among these is demonstrating that the industry has incorporated lessons learned in the past 30 years to develop uranium recovery methods that are cleaner, greener, safer and more sustainable than ever before. This approach is not only prudent, but essential to demonstrating to stakeholders that the industry has matured and will meet current environmental and worker protection standards. Just as people no longer drive cars with 30-year old technologies, the uranium recovery industry has developed new standards for safe, environmentally protective uranium recovery. Of particular interest is the advent and expansion of the use of in-situ uranium recovery (of, in current terms, ISR). As this method is the newest means of extracting uranium and has been adopted worldwide, this paper with particularly focus on issues associated with use of ISR; and the agencies and networks that are focusing on ensuring that this method of uranium recovery will result in safe, sustainable uranium recovery operations. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has taken an active role in ensuring that it is properly positioned to regulate the new generation of ISR facilities in the U.S. For example, in February 2007, the NRC announced that it was considering the preparation of a generic environmental impact statement (GEIS) in anticipation of receiving up to fourteen (1) potential license applications for new in situ uranium recovery (ISR) facilities (hereinafter 'ISR GEIS'). As the U.S. operators of research and development (R and D) and full-scale commercial production operations over a thirty plus year period, the ISR uranium recovery industry in the U.S. possesses relevant technical and environmental database, as well as

  4. A comparison of direct photon, π0, and eta production in panti p and pp interactions at the CERN ISR

    We have measured the production of direct photons, π0's, and eta's in panti p and pp collisions at √s=53 GeV in the range 2<=psub(T)<=6 GeV/c for the central rapidity region vertical strokeyvertical stroke<=0.4. No statistically significant difference between panti p and pp interactions is observed. (orig.)

  5. Anal function and histological finding after preoperative CRT followed by ISR

    Preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for rectal cancer can induce severe anal dysfunction after surgery. The goals of the study were to assess the influence of preoperative CRT on pathological findings and to examine the cause of severe anal dysfunction after intersphincteric resection (ISR). Peripheral nerve degeneration was evaluated histopathologically using H and E-stained sections of surgical specimens after ISR, and the relationship between degeneration and anal function was examined at 12 months after surgery. The findings in the two groups were compared to clarify the association between the degree of histological degeneration and postoperative anal function. Neural degeneration was significantly higher in the CRT group and the neural degeneration and Wexner scores had a significant correlation. CRT induced marked neural degeneration around the rectal tumor. Postoperative anal function can be decreased when the effect of preoperative CRT is strong in patients treated with ISR. (author)

  6. CERN Relay Race


    The CERN relay race, now in its 39th year, is already a well-known tradition, but this year the organizers say the event will have even more of a festival feeling. Just off the starting line of the CERN relay race.For the past few years, spectators and runners at the CERN relay race have been able to enjoy a beer while listening to music from the CERN music and jazz clubs. But this year the organizers are aiming for "even more of a festival atmosphere". As David Nisbet, President of the CERN running club and organizer of the relay race, says: "Work is not just about getting your head down and doing the theory, it’s also about enjoying the company of your colleagues." This year, on top of music from the Santa Luis Band and the Canettes Blues Band, there will be demonstrations from the Aikido and softball clubs, a stretching session by the Fitness club, as well as various stalls and of course, the well-earned beer from AGLUP, the B...

  7. Inspired by CERN


    Art students inspired by CERN will be returning to show their work 9 to 16 October in Building 500, outside the Auditorium. Seventeen art students from around Europe visited CERN last January for a week of introductions to particle physics and astrophysics, and discussions with CERN scientists about their projects. A CERN scientist "adopted"each artist so they could ask questions during and after the visit. Now the seeds planted during their visit have come to fruition in a show using many media and exploring varied concepts, such as how people experience the online world, the sheer scale of CERN's equipment, and the abstractness of the entities scientists are looking for. "The work is so varied, people are going to love some pieces and detest others," says Andrew Charalambous, the project coordinator from University College London who is also curating the exhibition. "It's contemporary modern art, and that's sometimes difficult to take in." For more information on this thought-provoking show, see: htt...

  8. Spaceflight participant visits CERN!

    Kathryn Coldham


    On 15 July, CERN welcomed spaceflight participant Anousheh Ansari.   Anousheh Ansari’s grin stretches from ear to ear, during an intriguing conversation with Nobel laureate Samuel C.C. Ting at AMS POCC. (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN) Iranian-American Anousheh Ansari was the first-ever female spaceflight participant, spending eight days on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2006. She now has a new addition to her list of extraordinary sights ­– the home of the world’s largest particle accelerator: CERN.   On 15 July, Anousheh Ansari came to CERN and, unsurprisingly, visited the control room of the experiment attached to the ISS: the AMS. At the AMS Payload Operations Control Centre (AMS POCC) on CERN’s Prévessin site, she met the Nobel laureate Samuel Ting, spokesperson of the AMS experiment. Ansari and her accompanying guests were thrilled to expand their knowledge about CERN, its research and its...


    Service Accueil et Controle d'Accès; ST Division


    In accordance with Operational Circular n¡ 2, paragraph 21, CERN car stickers are to be renewed. The new stickers are now available and will be valid for a year.Youare therefore requested:either to obtain them from the distribution points for new stickers (see below); or to send us the application form below, duly completed, via the internal mail; or to complete the application form directly via the Web at the address: Each vehicle has to carry a sticker and needs a separate application form.Vehicles bearing CERN diplomatic plates (CD07, 431K and CD series) do not need a sticker for access to the CERN areas.Thank you.List of distribution points:Registration Service (bldg 55 1st floor), open from 07h30 to 16h30. Building 33 (entrance hall), open from 08h00 to 18h00. Building 120 (ground floor), outside working hours.Name Surname CERN identification number Vehicle registration plates Country issuing the plates Vehicle ma...

  10. Radiography at CERN

    HSE Unit


    What is industrial radiography? It is a non-destructive method with a wide variety of applications, such as inspecting the quality of a weld. It uses high-energy radioactive sources or an X-ray generator.   Is this inspection technique used at CERN? Yes, it is widely used at CERN by the EN-MME Group, which outsources the work to one or more companies, depending on the workload. Is it possible to carry out radiography anywhere at CERN? Yes, it is possible to carry out radiography in any building/accelerator/experiment area at CERN (including in areas which are not normally subject to radiological hazards). When is radiography carried out? It normally takes place outside of working hours (7 p.m. to 6 a.m.). How will I know if radiography is taking place in my building? If this activity is planned in a CERN building, notices will be affixed to all of its main entrance doors at least 24 hours in advance. What are the risks? There is a risk of exposure to very high levels of radiation, dep...

  11. Apprenticeship at CERN

    Staff Association


    In 1961, based on the finding that the evolution of the labour market created a growing need for qualified staff, a first agreement between the Republic and Canton of Geneva and CERN was signed. One of the objectives of this agreement was the vocational training of young electronics and physics laboratory technicians. CERN, an important stakeholder in the local economy, highlighted with this agreement its willingness to participate in the local social and economic development. The first apprentice arrived at CERN in 1965. In 1971, the apprenticeship centre was created; it now hosts over twenty apprentices in total and welcomes about six new apprentices each year. These apprenticeships are for young people aged between 15 and 21 years, coming from one of the CERN Member States, and having completed their mandatory education, e.g. 11th grade in Switzerland or 3ème in France. The training is divided between working time at CERN and one or two days per week at school (CFPT in Geneva for electronics or ...

  12. CERN television news


    CERN events brought right to your desktop by the new video bulletin.   CERN now has its very own news broadcast , or rather 'webcast', with a host of special reports and even a star presenter. From today onwards, just go to the Bulletin's web page, click on the 'video news' link and sit back and enjoy the latest news about CERN, presented in images by Wendy Korda. The ten-minute newscast in both French and English, the Organization's two official languages, presents interviews, pictures of experiments and computer-generated graphics, bringing you right up to date with some of the Laboratory's latest stories. The show concludes with a selection of the best snapshots taken by the CERN Photo Lab. So every one or two months CERN's Audio-Video Service (ETT/DH) will be putting together a video news report that you can watch on your own desktop computer. Daniel Boileau, Patrick Gilbert de Vautibault and Jacques Fichet, the Service's three technicians, came up with the idea of producing this regular feat...

  13. EU Commissioner visits CERN


    European Commissioner Viviane Reding in front of one of the computers showing how the Grid works and, from left to right, Robert Aymar, CERN's Director-General, Wolfgang von Rüden, Head of the Information Technology Department, and Bob Jones, the newly appointed director of the EGEE project since 1st November. Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Information Society and Media, visited CERN on 28 October. Accompanied throughout by CERN's Director-General, Robert Aymar, and the Head of the Information Technology Department, Wolfgang von Rüden, the Commissioner visited the ATLAS cavern before going on to the Information Technology Department, where she was given a complete overview of CERN's activities in the strategic field of Grid computing. Viviane Reding's visit coincided with the end of the EGEE (Enabling Grids for E-sciencE) conference, which took place in Pisa in Italy. Co-ordinated by CERN and funded by the European Commission, the EGEE project aims to set up a worldwide grid infrastructure for sc...

  14. Lectures for CERN pensioners

    SC Unit


    The CERN Medical Service and the Pensioners Association are pleased to invite CERN pensioners to a series of lectures given by professors and specialists from the Teaching Hospitals and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva on the following topic: PROMOTION OF OPTIMUM BRAIN AGEING The lectures will take place in the Main CERN Auditorium (Building 60) from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. on the following dates: Wednesday 12 November 2008: Assessing the extent of brain ageing Dr Dina ZEKRY Friday 12 December 2008: Can memory decline be prevented? Pr Jean-Pierre MICHEL Thursday 15 January 2009: Diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease Pr Gabriel GOLD Wednesday 25 February 2009: What is the brain reserve? Speaker’s name to be announced at a later date The lectures will be given in French, with transparencies in English, and will be followed by a wide-ranging debate with the participants. CERN Medical Service - Pensioners Association - CERN-ESO (GAC-EPA)

  15. CERN Phonebook evolution

    Sébastien Dellabella


    Consolidating phonebooks at CERN We have had many phonebooks in the past, Xwho (now decommissioned), the NICE phonebook on Windows PCs, and more recently the web site However, diversity doesn’t always equate to improved efficiency or quality. So in order to reduce the maintenance effort and to improve the user experience, we have consolidated these various phonebooks into a single web application: Motivations for change The NICE Phonebook was introduced in the year 2000 when Windows 95 was the major desktop platform. Since then, a lot has changed not only in technology and the desktop landscape but also in the variety of devices used to access the data (notably smartphones and tablets). Updating the NICE phonebook is slow. Once the master database is modified it can take up to two days for the data to propagate to the application. Thus, we are now planning the retirement of the NICE phonebook application. The new The new

  16. Dalai Lama at CERN

    On 30 August CERN turned aside from its usual day-to-day preoccupations when Director-General Herwig Schopper played host to the Dalai Lama of Tibet and his entourage during the holy man's 1983 visit to Europe. In welcoming his visitor, Professor Schopper stressed the role of particle physics in helping to understand man's place in the cosmos, and how the Dalai Lama's interest would further the interrelation of science, philosophy and religion. The Dalai Lama visited the UA 1 experiment (rolled back into its 'garage' during the present fixed target operations at CERN) and the large installations for the neutrino experiments in the West Area of the SPS machine. There was an intriguing exchange of views with CERN theorists, who described how science has continually modified our view of the world around us

  17. CMS Centre at CERN


    A new "CMS Centre" is being established on the CERN Meyrin site by the CMS collaboration. It will be a focal point for communications, where physicists will work together on data quality monitoring, detector calibration, offline analysis of physics events, and CMS computing operations. Construction of the CMS Centre begins in the historic Proton Synchrotron (PS) control room. The historic Proton Synchrotron (PS) control room, Opened by Niels Bohr in 1960, will be reused by CMS to built its control centre. TThe LHC@FNAL Centre, in operation at Fermilab in the US, will work very closely with the CMS Centre, as well as the CERN Control Centre. (Photo Fermilab)The historic Proton Synchrotron (PS) control room is about to start a new life. Opened by Niels Bohr in 1960, the room will be reused by CMS to built its control centre. When finished, it will resemble the CERN Contro...

  18. Safety alarms at CERN

    Ninin, P; Henny, L


    In order to operate the CERN accelerators complex safely, the acquisition, transport and management of safety alarms is of crucial importance. The French regulatory authority [Direction de Sûreté des Installations Nucléaires de Base (INB)] defines them as Level 3 alarms; they represent as such a danger for the life and require an immediate intervention of the Fire Brigade. Safety alarms are generated by fire and flammable gas detection systems, electrical emergency stops, and other safety related systems. Level 3 alarms are transmitted for reliability reasons to their operation centre: the CERN Safety Control Room (SCR) using two different media: the hard-wired network and a computer based system. The hard-wired networks are connected to local panels summarizing in 34 security areas the overall CERN geography. The computer based system offers data management facilities such as alarm acquisition, distribution, archiving and information correlation. The Level 3 alarms system is in constant evolution in order...

  19. CERN welcomes European science


    On 3 and 4 October CERN will host a special workshop for Marie Curie fellows. This programme is a key plank in the EU's strategy for creating a European research area.     With thousands of scientists from all over the continent working together, CERN is already an exemplary European science showcase. On 3 and 4 October, the Laboratory will contribute further to unifying all European science by hosting a special workshop for EU-funded Marie Curie fellows. This scheme gives young researchers from around the continent the mobility to go to wherever Europe's best facilities in their chosen field happen to be. The event that will take place at CERN, entitled 'Special workshop of Marie Curie Fellows on research and training in physics and technology', organised together with the European Commission, is a continuation of a series of workshops with the aim, among others, of promoting young researchers, supporting their training and mobility, and facilitating the interdisciplinary dissemination of knowledge. Dur...

  20. CERN UN Roundtable

    CERN. Geneva; Del Rosso, Antonella; Gillies, James


    In the spirit of strengthening links and sharing best practices among the two Organizations, UNOG and CERN will be jointly organizing a round table discussion on the issue of “The challenge of communicating science and technology to the world: issues and solutions”. It is hoped that the discussions can highlight the experience of various organizations and institutions in their efforts to communicate and inform in several languages on topics – science and technology – that are often perceived as distant and arduous by the layman. ==>> Please note that registrations are now closed. It is not necessary to register for this event if you plan to watch it live on Send your questions to the speakers by email to:

  1. CERN's new safety policy


    The documents below, published on 29 September 2014 on the HSE website, together replace the document SAPOCO 42 as well as Safety Codes A1, A5, A9, A10, which are no longer in force. As from the publication date of these documents any reference made to the document SAPOCO 42 or to Safety Codes A1, A5, A9 and A10 in contractual documents or CERN rules and regulations shall be deemed to constitute a reference to the corresponding provisions of the documents listed below.   "The CERN Safety Policy" "Safety Regulation SR-SO - Responsibilities and organisational structure in matters of Safety at CERN" "General Safety Instruction GSI-SO-1 - Departmental Safety Officer (DSO)" "General Safety Instruction GSI-SO-2 - Territorial Safety Officer (TSO)" "General Safety Instruction GSI-SO-3 - Safety Linkperson (SLP)" "General Safety Instruction GSI-SO-4 - Large Experiment Group Leader In Matters of Safety (LEXGLI...

  2. Kandinsky College Visits CERN

    CERN Video productions; Angelos Alexopoulos


    This video documents the visit of nine senior high school students of the Kandinsky College in Nijmegen (Netherelands) to CERN. The students visited many of CERN's experimental facilities, took part in a Cloud Chamber workshop, attended talks and roundtable discussions of SpacePart12 and worked on the evaluation of the Microcosm exhibition as part of a school inquiry-based research project. The students and their teacher, Paul de Haas (a participant of the High School Teachers 2012 Programme at CERN) were connected with Prof. Christine Kourkoumelis and George Vasileiadis at the University of Athens and learned hands-on how to analyse real physics events, including Higgs-like ones, from the ATLAS experiment at the LHC using the HYPATIA Applet.

  3. Cern Cricket Club

    Cern Cricket Club


      Cern Cricket Club The CERN Cricket Club 2014 season has started earlier than usual, with a game scheduled for the first time ever on Easter Sunday.  Due to repair work for the damage done to the ground because of the “Bosons&More” party at the end of September, all games until June have had to be scheduled away. Net practice, which normally takes place on the ground from mid-April, will not start until mid-June. The club is always looking for new players and newcomers will be made very welcome. Anyone who is interested in joining the club should sign up on our web site:    

  4. CERN Relay Race


    The CERN Relay Race will take place around the Meyrin site on Wednesday 18 May between 12.15 and 12.35. This year, weather permitting, there will be some new attractions in the start/finish area on the field behind the Main Building. You will be able to: listen to music played by the CERN Jazz Club; buy drinks at the bar organised by the CERN Running Club; buy lunch served directly on the terrace by the restaurant Novae. ATTENTION: concerning traffic, the recommendations are the same as always: If possible, please avoid driving on the site during this 20 minute period. If you do meet runners in your car, please STOP until they all have passed. Thank you for your understanding.

  5. Arquitectura de un sistema C4ISR para pequeñas unidades.

    Pérez Llopis, Israel


    La presente tesis doctoral aborda el problema de los sistemas de mando y control, y en concreto los sistemas C4ISR. Los sistemas C4ISr (Command Control, Computers and Communications Information Surveillance and Reconaissance) engloban un amplio número de arquitecturas y sistemas informáticos y de comunicaciones. Su principal finalidad, tanto en aplicaciones civiles como militares, es la de obtener información sobre el estado del teatro de operaciones para entregársela, convenientemente format...

  6. Business Case Analysis of Medium Altitude Global ISR Communications (MAGIC) UAV System

    Kolar, Ramesh


    This study is a business case analysis of a Medium Altitude Global ISR Communication (MAGIC) UAV system. The MAGIC platform is analyzed together with three other medium-altitude ISR platforms. A cost model for RDT and E and O and S for the MAGIC is developed based on historical data. A baseline case for MAGIC is then developed with Average Production Unit Cost (APUC) of $17M, RDT and E cost of $510M, and discount factor of 0.025 for the analysis. A Net Present Value of Life Cycle Cost (NPVL...

  7. The Arabidopsis ISR1 locus is required for rhizobacteria-mediated induced systemic resistance against different pathogens

    Ton, J.; Pelt, J.A. van; Loon, L.C. van; Pieterse, C.M.J.


    In Arabidopsis thaliana, non-pathogenic, root-colonizing Pseudomonas fluorescens WCS417r bacteria trigger an induced systemic resistance (ISR) that is phenotypically similar to pathogen-induced systemic acquired resistance (SAR). In contrast to SAR, WCS417r-mediated ISR is controlled by a salicylic

  8. 78 FR 20146 - Lost Creek ISR, LLC, Lost Creek Uranium In-Situ Recovery Project, Sweetwater County, Wyoming


    ... and soils; water resources; ecological resources; visual and scenic resources; noise; historic and... COMMISSION Lost Creek ISR, LLC, Lost Creek Uranium In-Situ Recovery Project, Sweetwater County, Wyoming... in-situ recovery (ISR) of uranium at the Lost Creek Project in Sweetwater County, Wyoming....

  9. CERN Relay Race


    The CERN relay race will take place around the Meyrin site on Thursday 5 June starting at 12:15 p.m. If possible, please avoid driving on the site during this 20-minute period. If you do meet runners while driving your car, please STOP until they have all passed. Thank you for your cooperation. Details on how to register your team for the relay race are given on the Staff Association Bulletin web site. You can access the online registration form at:

  10. The significance of Cern


    Le Prof. V.Weisskopf, DG du Cern de 1961 à 1965, est né à Vienne, a fait ses études à Göttingen et a une carrière académique particulièrement riche. Il a travaillé à Berlin, Copenhague et Berlin et est parti aux Etats Unis pour participer au projet Manhattan et était Prof. au MTT jusqu'à 1960. Revenu en Europe, il a été DG du Cern et lui a donné l'impulsion que l'on sait.

  11. CERN Technical Training : Vista !

    HR Department


    Are you running Vista on your new PC – or are you planning to install it? The Technical Training service is organizing a half-day training course on the new features of the VISTA operating system. This course introduces the new interfaces and presents the new functionalities for people who are experienced in the use of Windows XP. The next bilingual session of this course will take place on 30 January 2009. Register using our catalogue: or contact us with your questions/comments at

  12. CERN Technical Training : Vista !

    HR Department


    Are you running Vista on your new PC – or are you planning to install it? The Technical Training service is organizing a half-day training course on the new features of the VISTA operating system. This course introduces the new interfaces and presents the new functionalities for people who are experienced in the use of Windows XP. The next bilingual sessions of this course will take place on 12 December 2008 and 30 January 2009. Register using our catalogue: or contact us with your questions/comments at

  13. CERN Technical Training : Vista !

    HR Department


    You are running Vista on your new PC – or are planning to install it? The Technical Training service is organizing a half-day training course on the new features of the VISTA operating system. This course introduces the new interfaces and presents the new functionalities for people who are experienced in the use of Windows XP. The next bilingual sessions of this course will take place on 12 December 2008 and 30 January 2009. Register using our catalogue: or contact us with your questions/comments at

  14. CERN Technical Training : Vista !

    HR Department


    Are you running Vista on your new PC – or are planning to install it? The Technical Training service is organizing a half-day training course on the new features of the VISTA operating system. This course introduces the new interfaces and presents the new functionalities for people who are experienced in the use of Windows XP. The next bilingual sessions of this course will take place on 12 December 2008 and 30 January 2009. Register using our catalogue: or contact us with your questions/comments at

  15. CERN Technical Training : Vista !

    HR Department


    You are running Vista on your new PC – or are planning to install it? The Technical Training service is organizing a half-day training on the new features of the VISTA operating system. This course introduces the new interfaces and presents the new functionalities for people who are experienced using Windows XP. The next bilingual sessions of this course will take place on December 12, 2008 and January 30, 2009. Register using our catalogue : or contact us with your questions/comments at

  16. Poland at CERN

    CERN Press Office. Geneva


    On 17 October 2000, the second Polish industrial and technological exhibition opens at CERN*. The first one was held five years ago and nine of the companies that were present then have come back again this year. Six of those companies were awarded contracts with CERN in 1995. Three Polish officials were present at the Opening Ceremony today: Mrs Malgorzata Kozlowska, Under-secretary of State in the State Committee for Scientific Research, Mr Henryk Ogryczak, Under-secretary of State in Ministry of Economy and Prof. Jerzy Niewodniczanski, President of National Atomic Energy Agency.

  17. CERN firemen share their expertise

    Maximilien Brice


    Firemen from local fire brigades have been coming to CERN to learn modern fire-fighting techniques. This apparatus allows the simulation of the spectacular backdraft phenomenon, so firemen training at CERN learn to understand it.

  18. CHINA Continuing cooperation with CERN

    During a visit to China in July, CERN Director General Carlo Rubbia signed an agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences which provides a reciprocal framework for CERN and China to continue and develop their scientific and technical cooperation

  19. CERN Diversity Newsletter - March 2016

    Kaltenhauser, Kristin; CERN. Geneva. HR Department


    Quarterly CERN Diversity Newsletter, informing on recent and ongoing diversity activities, and interesting reads, videos and other links related to diversity. Subscribe here:

  20. CERN Diversity Newsletter - November 2015

    Kaltenhauser, Kristin; CERN. Geneva. HR Department


    Quarterly CERN Diversity Newsletter, informing on recent and ongoing diversity activities, and interesting reads, videos and other links related to diversity. Subscribe here:

  1. Une flamme pour le CERN


    For the 50th anniversary of CERN, letters posted from Saint Genis will bear a postmark to celebrate CERN's anniversary. Envelopes are also available from the Saint-Genis-Pouilly (France) post office (3 paragraphs)

  2. WILL I AM visits CERN

    Noemi Caraban

    2013-01-01 visited CERN in December 2013, fulfilling a wish he made in a video-link appearance at TEDxCERN earlier that year During his visit, he was shown the Antimatter Decelerator, the underground ATLAS experiment cavern and the CERN Control Centre. He also took the opportunity to promote CERN’s beam line for schools competition.

  3. CERN Video News on line


    The latest CERN video news is on line. In this issue : an interview with the Director General and reports on the new home for the DELPHI barrel and the CERN firemen's spectacular training programme. There's also a vintage video news clip from 1954. See: or Bulletin web page

  4. Preliminary full size test of a simplified version of the CMS link alignment system at the ISR hall

    A preliminary full size test of a simplified version containing some relevant elements of the CMS (compact muon solenoid) Link Alignment System has been installed in an experimental area of the ISR (interaction storage ring) tunnel at CERN. Previously a calibration bench was prepared with standard precise survey methods. The environmental conditions, temperature, atmospheric pressure and relative humidity in the hall were controlled revealing quite stable conditions all along the tests period. The stability measurements done under these conditions show that the light spot on sensors located at about 6 m from the light source are smaller than 5 μm, which satisfies the requirements. Induced changes in the environmental conditions have different effects. Air flows degrades significantly the spatial resolution (∼5μm) but the background due to the environmental light does not degrades the resolution in position reconstruction. A geodesic network defines a reference system common to all opto-mechanical components and can be used to do absolute measurements of the angle between the two light beams coming out from the splitter. The accuracy in the reconstruction of angles with the help of the geodesic network depends on the errors in the network definition. These errors propagate with a smaller or larger strength depending on the distances between the network points. In our tests, the accuracy in the angle reconstruction is 14 μrad when using 4 in and 5.9 m long arms and 17 μrad for 4 m and 2.9 m arms. We found a precision 4 μrad in the angular reconstruction. (authors)

  5. Women at CERN


    To mark International Women's Day on 8 March, the Weekly Bulletin has looked at the careers of six female physicists, engineers and administrators working at CERN. A frequent question on the lips of newcomers to CERN as they take a quick look around them is 'But where are the women?' However, while it's true that the Laboratory has never had a huge number of female personnel, a closer look reveals that there are in fact quite a few around. To mark International Women's Day, the Bulletin has interviewed six women working at CERN to find out how they see the Organization, what they do and what they think about their daily working lives. Creating a link 'Maybe because I grew up during World War II, my parents always taught me to respect people of other nationalities, religions, colour, etc., so one thing I have always appreciated about CERN is that it promotes this tolerance and understanding by giving us the great privilege of working side by side with colleagues from many cultures and walks of life.' Pegg...

  6. La Nascita del CERN

    Fidecaro, Giuseppe


    CERN is born on 30 Sep 1954, just after the signature in Paris of a Convention for the creation of an European Center for Nuclear Research. It was a need to recreate a multilateral collaboration to start again scientific Research after the War (2 pages)

  7. Satellite photo of CERN


    This photo from the Landsat5 orbital telescope shows the locations of CERN's Meyrin and Prevessin sites near Geneva on the Swiss-France border. The tunnels housing the LHC and SPS accelerators are also illustrated. Photo credit: US Geological Survey/photo by Jane Doe.

  8. Disney World sur CERN

    Bieri, P


    "'Cela ressemble à un film de James Bond.' Des milliers de curieux se sont rendus, hier, dans le temple genevois de la science ouvert au public. Opération de charme réussie pour le CERN, qu i s'est ainsi refait une image" (1 page)

  9. Commissaire Moulin visits CERN

    CERN Bulletin


    The French actor and film-maker Yves Rénier was shown around the Laboratory on Friday 6 June by friends at CERN.   Yves Rénier at LEIR. (Photo: Ludwig Pregernig) A keen diver and star of the long-running French television police drama Commissaire Moulin, Yves Rénier took advantage of a stopover in Geneva on his way to the Red Sea to meet up with his friends from the CERN Diving Club, who were only too pleased to take him on a tour of the Laboratory. In the morning, Yves Rénier visited the CERN Control Centre (CCC), Linac2 and LEIR. After lunch at the brasserie in Restaurant No. 2, the actor continued his tour with the CERN Computer Centre, the SM18 superconducting magnet test facility, and lastly the ATLAS experiment. “Thank you so much for showing me around and introducing me to a world I knew so little about,” confided Yves Rénier. “It’s fascinating to see so many scientists of different cultures,...

  10. CERN's future secured


    The CERN Council held its 123rd session on 13 December under the chairmanship of Professor Maurice Bourquin. The election of the next Director General, the Baseline Plan for 2003-2010 and a new status for non-European states were among the items agreed. In addition, the European Investment Bank has agreed a loan of 300 million EUR to complete the LHC.