CERN random

Time to say …

au revoir Genève! I had a brilliant time at CERN. I could learn quite a lot and met a bunch of super-fun and fascinating people. My personal highlights included: after work editor-wars at R1, one student’s mum calling after seeing him on TV to tell him “you should shave”, one guy getting corrected on the […]

CERN security

LHC-CMS hacked?

“The Telegraph reports that Greek hackers were able to gain momentary access to a CERN computer system of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) while the first particles were zipping around the particle accelerator on September 10th. “ With all this nonsense about the LHC right now, this article is not a big surprise: […]


CERN LHC: First beam(s)

Yesterday the 10th of September 2008 thus the CERN LHC had its start-up and the first beam(s) were successfully circulating.  As I’m part of the ATLAS project this summer I was in the “first-row”when the first beams were injected. We watched the transmission from the CCC, inside CERN, in the main auditorium. This video captured […]