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The new internal dump (TIDVG) for the SPS while being assembled. This dump’s malfunctioning limited the number of bunches that could be injected from the SPS into the LHC in 2016, so it needed to be replaced. (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN)

Since the beginning of December, hundreds of people ...


In December 2016, CERN staff members went to Kumasi, Ghana, to introduce the Invenio digital library software developed at CERN to librarians and IT specialists. Thirty participants from eight different African countries gathered for the week-long training course.

A follow-up week offering about six participants of the Kumasi school advanced ...


Iot at CERN? That’s the Internet-of-Things (IoT) here at CERN, e.g. any random device, not necessarily PCs, laptops, tablets or smartphones, connected to CERN’s General Purpose Network (GPN) – the GPN-of-Things! And why a treasure trove? The Internet-of-Things is known to be unsecure, unprotected and full of vulnerabilities ...

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Last week saw the annual LHC performance workshop in Chamonix. These workshops are an essential part of the LHC’s annual cycle, an opportunity for the LHC experiments to discuss their priorities with the accelerator community, and for us all to come up with the best plan for the year ...